Published: Tue, June 27, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Saric, Brogdon unanimous All-Rookie selections

Saric, Brogdon unanimous All-Rookie selections

Guard Malcolm Brogdon was named the league's Rookie of the Year - the first second round draft pick to win the award - while forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the most improved player.

In his rookie season, the former second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft was selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge at the NBA All-Star game and finished eighth among rookies in points scored.

Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric was a unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie team announced Monday, which featured a record four players from outside the United States.

Embiid and Saric are the first teammates to garner this honor since Kevin Durant and Jeff Green were picked in 2007-08 when they played for Seattle.

Brodgon played a key role for the Bucks this season, starting 28 games after being drafted in the second round of the 2016 National Basketball Association draft. He averaged 17.9 points and 7.3 rebounds over his last games. That will likely trickle into his Rookie of the Year standings, while upping the likelihood that Malcolm Brogdon takes home that award.

The first team featured a record four worldwide players, topping the previous mark of three.

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"I think he should be Rookie of the Year, for what he has done being drafted in the second round", Kidd said, per Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With the Kings (25 games), Hield averaged 15.1 points a contest while shooting 48% from the floor and 42.8% from the perimeter. He also became the first Buck to win the award since Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the 1969-70 season.

Brogdon also shot 40.4 percent from 3-point range and shot 86.5 percent from the foul line.

Brogdon embraced the underdog mentality as he accepted the award.

Gordon signed with the Rockets and only came off the bench 19 times in his first eight seasons.

Antetokounmpo is the sixth Buck to be named to an NBA All-Defensive team and the first since Alvin Robertson was a First Team All-Defensive Team pick in 1990-91.

Ferrell was joined on the second team by Denver's Jamal Murray, Boston's Jaylen Brown, Phoenix's Marquese Chriss and the Lakers' Brandon Ingram.

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