Damian Lillard leads 2013 NBA All-Rookie teams
Trail Blazer Damian Lillard leads all vote-getters in the 2013 All-Rookie teams featuring Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, Dion Waiters and Harrison Barnes.
The NBA announced its 2013 All-Rookie teams on Tuesday, and to no surprise, Damian Lillard leads the way.
The first team, with point totals:
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (58)
Bradley Beal , Washington Wizards (57)
Anthony Davis , New Orleans Pelicans (57)
Dion Waiters , Cleveland Cavaliers (50)
Harrison Barnes , Golden State Warriors (47)
And the second team:
Andre Drummond , Detroit Pistons (35)
Jonas Valanciunas , Toronto Raptors (31)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist , Charlotte Hornets (29)
Kyle Singler , Pistons (17)
Tyler Zeller , Cavaliers (15)
And also receiving votes: Maurice Harkless , Orlando, 14 (1); Alexey Shved , Minnesota, 14 (1); Chris Copeland , New York, 9 (1); Brian Roberts , New Orleans, 5; Andrew Nicholson , Orlando, 4; Jae Crowder , Dallas, 1; Festus Ezeli , Golden State, 1; Draymond Green , Golden State, 1; John Jenkins , Atlanta, 1; Terrence Jones , Houston, 1; Pablo Prigioni , New York, 1; Terrence Ross , Toronto, 1; Jeff Taylor , Charlotte, 1
Lillard got 29 first-team votes, the only vote-getter to sweep first-team votes. Bradley Beal got all but one first-team vote, as did Bradley Beal. There was a clear gap between the top three of Lillard, Beal, and Davis, and the rest. It's a little surprising that Waiters didn't get more votes after a suprisingly strong late-season surge, similar to J.R. Smith 's. Everything else pretty much makes sense. Only objection I might make is Alexey Shved over Kyle Singler , but that's not really worth the argument.
Lillard averaged 19 points and seven assists this season for Portland.
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