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Greg Monroe finishes sixth – sixth! – in Rookie of the Year voting

Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com released Rookie of the Year results:

Final results: 1. Griffin (590 points). 2. Wall (295). 3. Cousins (81). 4. Fields (62). 5. Neal (19). 6. Monroe (15).

That’s a joke. Landry Fields and Gary Neal didn’t belong anywhere near Greg Monroe, let alone ahead of him. Monroe had a better season than DeMarcus Cousins, too. There was a thin line between John Wall and Monroe (I’d favor Wall), but for Wall to receive nearly 20 times the points as Monroe is crazy.

UPDATE: Here’s the voting from NBA.com:


2010-11 T-MOBILE NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD VOTING RESULTS
Rookie, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers 118 - - 590
John Wall, Washington - 91 22 295
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento - 11 48 81
Landry Fields, New York - 12 26 62
Gary Neal, San Antonio - 3 10 19
Greg Monroe. Detroit - 1 12 15

 

6 Comments

  • May 4, 20114:13 pm
    by RandomGuy313

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    It doesn’t surprise or bother me. I would gladly take Greg Monroe over Cousins, Fields and Neal.

  • May 4, 20114:15 pm
    by RandomGuy313

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    I have been resigned to the idea of not receiving national notoriety. Let them have the accolades; I want the Ws.

  • May 4, 20115:08 pm
    by Tim

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    I love Monroe too, but Wall was much better than Monroe this season. Obviously these stats don’t say it all, but still: 16/5/8 vs 9/8/1 is not even close. However, my favorite Monroe stat is hands down his 1.0 turnover per game. That is huge. I am hoping he becomes Al Horford 2.0. I would expect Cousins to get more votes than Monroe, but they had comparable seasons. So his getting more doesn’t seem absurd. Fields and Neal are ridiculous though.

  • May 4, 20115:16 pm
    by Jacob

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    That is a joke. Does this at all affect the all-rookie 1st team?

  • May 4, 20115:32 pm
    by Stewie

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    I’d bet most of you didn’t see Neal in SA just as most of the US didn’t see Monroe in Detroit.  Neal is equally deserving to be up there as well.  I have no problem with the list… if you’re not first on it – who cares?… no one will remember 2-6 in years anyway.  Now worry about the future and if they all continue to develop into the future stars/solid players.

  • May 4, 20115:42 pm
    by Michael Pina

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    Watching Monroe closely since his days at Georgetown, I’ve got to say this is a near travesty. I love Neal and Fields had a solid season before free falling off a cliff, but only one second place vote for Greg?

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