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Gorgui Dieng named to All-Rookie Second Team

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA has announced its All-Rookie teams, and Gorgui Dieng was able to make it on the Second Team. Early in the season, this probably sounded crazy. He didn’t start getting meaningful minutes until the last couple of months after Nikola Pekovic got injured for the Timberwolves. Gorgui made the most of his playing time, that’s for sure. There is a chance that Kevin Love could be playing somewhere else next season. If that is the case, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Gorgui average a double-double for the season!

2013-14 All-Rookie First Team

Player | Team | First (2 points) | Second (1 point) | Total points

Michael Carter-Williams | Sixers | 125 | 250 total

Victor Oladipo | Magic | 124 | — | 248 total

Trey Burke | Jazz | 108 | 14 | 230 total

Mason Plumlee | Nets | 95 | 24 | 214 total

Tim Hardaway Jr. | Knicks | 87 | 30 | 204 total

 

2013-14 All-Rookie Second Team

Player | Team | First (2 points) | Second (1 point) | Total points

Kelly Olynyk | Celtics | 19 | 81 | 119 total

Giannis Antetokounmpo | Bucks | 15 | 86 | 116 total

Gorgui Dieng | Timberwolves | 21 | 54 | 96 total

Cody Zeller | Hornets | 3 | 61 | 67 total

Steven Adams | Thunder | 9 | 47 | 65 total

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first place votes in parentheses): Ben McLemore, Sacramento, 63 (4); Pero Antic, Atlanta, 62 (10); Nick Calathes Memphis, 39 (2); Ryan Kelly, L.A. Lakers, 29; Matthew Dellavedova, Cleveland, 20 (3); Nate Wolters, Milwaukee, 20; Ray McCallum, Sacramento, 8; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit, 6; Hollis Thompson, Philadelphia, 5; Tony Snell, Chicago, 4; Phil Pressey, Boston, 2; Anthony Bennett, Cleveland, 1; Reggie Bullock, L.A. Clippers, 1; Robert Covington, Houston, 1; Alex Len, Phoenix, 1; C.J. McCollum, Portland, 1; Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota, 1; Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City, 1; Jeff Withey, New Orleans, 1.

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About Justin Renck

I am 28 years old, born and raised in Louisville. Graduated from UofL in 2008. Go Cards! Follow me on twitter @JustinRenck

Posted on May 22, 2014, in Basketball, Louisville Athletics and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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