Saric, Brogdon unanimous All-Rookie selections

Saric, Brogdon unanimous All-Rookie selections

Center Joel Embiid and forward Dario Saric both landed on the National Basketball Association all-team's rookie team, along with three other first-year players across the league.

Both Embiid and Saric are among the top-three finalists for NBA Rookie of The Year, to be announced Monday night on the NBA's inaugural Awards Show. He played in just 31 games due to injury, averaging 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in 25.4 minutes of action per night.

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

The third overall pick at the 2016 NBA Draft saw action in 78 regular season games for Boston, including 20 starts.

Brogdon - taken with the 36th overall pick in the second round of last year's draft - makes him the only non-first round victor in the common draft era (since 1966), according to Elias Sports Bureau.




Golden State forward Draymond Green won the Defensive Player of the Year after heading the All-Defensive First team.

Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks is the NBA's Rookie of the Year.

Hield led all rookies in 3-pointers made (148), while Hernangomez led rookies in field goal percentage (52.9) and double-doubles (11). "I'll be waiting for them somewhere", the Milwaukee Bucks star said before leading a team in an exhibition game involving Greek and foreign players before 15,000 fans at the Athens Olympic Arena on Sunday. Malcolm Brogdon is your 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year.

Brogdon led rookies with 4.2 assists a game and 1.12 steals a game and was fourth among newcomers in scoring with 10.2 points a game. He had a very good season for a rookie, and was tasked with helping a young team get back to the postseason. There were four global players on the first team for the first time in the award's history.

Embiid and Saric are the 13th and 14th players in franchise history to earn All-Rookie First Team honors. Two points were awarded for First Team votes and one point for Second Team votes.

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