Gordon named top sixth man; Brogdon wins ROY

MILWAUKEE WI- APRIL 27 Malcolm Brogdon #13 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball in the second quarter in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at BMO Harris Bradley Center on Apri

Sixers' Joel Embiid and Dario Saric both named NBA All-Rookie First Team

Joining Embiid, Saric and Brogdon on the All-Rookie First-Team are Kings guard Buddy Hield and Knicks big man Willy Hernangomez.

Brogdon is the first non-first round pick to win rookie of the year in 60 years.

Brogdon beat out both Sixers rookies, likely because of his impact over the course of the season for Milwaukee and because Embiid did not play the full season. Embiid played just 31 games but averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.5 blocks in just 25.4 minutes per game. Antetokounmpo became the first player in National Basketball Association history to finish top-20 in all five major stat categories.

"Malcolm worked tirelessly to improve his game and became a valuable contributor", said Bucks coach Jason Kidd, who won co-Rookie of the Year honors with Grant Hill in 1995.

Brogdon was a second-round pick out of Virginia who led all rookies with 4.2 assists and 1.12 steals per game in helping the Bucks reach the playoffs.

Brogdon, the 36th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, made history Monday night, becoming the first second round draft pick in the common-draft era to win Rookie of the Year.

Antetokounmpo was named the league's Most Improved Player, receiving 80 of 100 first-place votes to become the Bucks' first such victor. Thanks to Coach Bennett for a great education in basketball and for making me better.

Embiid and Saric are the 13th and 14th players in franchise history to earn All-Rookie First Team honors.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Brogdon received 64 of the 100 first-place votes.

After the All-Star break, Brogdon averaged 12 points per game on 49 percent shooting from the field. Brodie also racked up the most points in a triple-double, 57, All-NBA First Team and was an All-Star for the sixth time in his career.

The NBA All-Rookie Second Team consists of Denver's Jamal Murray (123 points), Boston's Jaylen Brown (106 points), Phoenix's Marquese Chriss (91 points), Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram (83 points), and Ferrell (63 points). New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis was the center and Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Oklahoma City's Andre Roberson the forwards.

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