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Magic Rookies Snubbed of All-Rookie Team

2013 May 14
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by Brian Serra
Moe Harkless had a career high 28 points in his rookie season against the Houston Rockets.

Moe Harkless had a career high 28 points in his rookie season against the Houston Rockets.

After being shut out of the Rookie of the Year voting by the media, there was hope that the leagues coaches would come to their senses and that Maurice Harkless would at least make 2nd team All-Rookie. That didn’t happen. Harkless was beat out in the final voting by Kyle Singler and Tyler Zeller, though Harkless did receive one first place vote.

Harkless finished the season with 8.2 ppg and 4.4 rpg on 46.1 FG% in 26 minutes per game. Post All-Star break,  he put up 13.4 ppg and 5.3 rpg. Singler put up 8.8 ppg and 4 rpg and Zeller scored 7.9 ppg and grabbed 5.7 rpg. A more important note here is that ZERO GM’s in the league would make a straight up trade today that sent Harkless out and brought either Singler or Zeller in.

 

2012-13 NBA ALL-ROOKIE FIRST TEAM

                     Player                         Team                  First (2 pt)       Second (1 Pt)   Total

 

                     Damian Lillard             Portland              29                    -                       58

                     Bradley Beal                Washington         28                    1                      57       

                     Anthony Davis            New Orleans       28                    1                      57

                     Dion Waiters                Cleveland           21                    8                      50

                     Harrison Barnes           Golden State       18                    11                    47

2012-13 NBA ALL-ROOKIE SECOND TEAM

                     Player                         Team                  First (2 pt)       Second (1 Pt)   Total

                     Andre Drummond       Detroit                10                    15                    35       

                     Jonas Valanciunas       Toronto               6                      19                    31

                     Michael Kidd-Gilchrist  Charlotte          3                      23                    29

                     Kyle Singler                 Detroit                1                      15                    17

                     Tyler Zeller                  Cleveland           3                      9                      15

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first place votes in parentheses):

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.

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