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The National Basketball Association's Rookie
Rookie
of the Year Award is an annual National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
(NBA) award given to the top rookie(s) of the regular season. Initiated following the 1952–53 NBA season, it confers the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy, named after the former Philadelphia Warriors
Philadelphia Warriors
head coach. The winner is selected by a panel of United States and Canadian sportswriters and broadcasters,[1] each casting first, second, and third place votes (worth five points, three points, and one point respectively). The player(s) with the highest point total, regardless of the number of first-place votes, wins the award.[2] The most recent Rookie
Rookie
of the Year winner is Malcolm Brogdon. Twenty-one winners were drafted first overall. Fourteen winners have also won the NBA Most Valuable Player
NBA Most Valuable Player
(MVP) award in their careers; Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain
and Wes Unseld
Wes Unseld
earning both honors the same season. Nineteen of the forty two non-active winners have been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Three seasons had joint winners— Dave Cowens
Dave Cowens
and Geoff Petrie
Geoff Petrie
in the 1970–71 season, Grant Hill
Grant Hill
and Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
in the 1994–95 season, and Elton Brand and Steve Francis
Steve Francis
in the 1999–2000 season.[3] Five players won the award unanimously (by capturing all of the first-place votes) – Ralph Sampson, David Robinson, Blake Griffin, Damian Lillard, and Karl-Anthony Towns.[4] Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing
of Jamaica,[5] Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
of Spain, Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving
of Australia and Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins
of Canada are the only winners not born in the United States. Ewing immigrated to the Boston area at age 11, Irving moved to the United States at age 2, and Wiggins moved to the U.S. as a junior in high school; Gasol is the only winner trained totally outside the U.S.

Contents

1 Winners 2 Unofficial winners 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References

Winners[edit]

Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain
won the award in the 1959–60 NBA season.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
won the award in the 1969–70 NBA season.

Larry Bird
Larry Bird
won the award in the 1979–80 NBA season.

Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
won the award in the 1984–85 NBA season.

Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
won the award in the 1996–97 NBA season.

Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
won the award in the 2001–02 NBA season.

LeBron James
LeBron James
won the award in the 2003–04 NBA season.

Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
won the award in the 2007–08 NBA season.

Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose
won the award in the 2008–09 NBA season.

Key

^ Denotes player who is still active in the NBA

* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Denotes unanimous winners

DP # Draft pick number

DY Draft year

T Territorial pick

Rookie
Rookie
of the Year

Season Player Position Nationality Team DP # DY

1952–53 Meineke, DonDon Meineke Forward/Center  United States Fort Wayne Pistons 12 !12 1952

1953–54 Felix, RayRay Felix Center  United States Baltimore Bullets 01 !1 1953

1954–55 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* Forward/Center  United States Milwaukee Hawks 02 !2 1954

1955–56 Stokes, MauriceMaurice Stokes* Forward/Center  United States Rochester Royals 02 !2 1955

1956–57 Heinsohn, TomTom Heinsohn* Forward  United States Boston Celtics 99 !T 1956

1957–58 Sauldsberry, WoodyWoody Sauldsberry Forward/Center  United States Philadelphia Warriors 60 !60 1957

1958–59 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* Forward  United States Minneapolis Lakers 01 !1 1958

1959–60 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain*[a] Center  United States Philadelphia Warriors 99 !T 1959

1960–61 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* Guard  United States Cincinnati Royals 01 !1/T 1960

1961–62 Bellamy, WaltWalt Bellamy* Center  United States Chicago Packers 01 !1 1961

1962–63 Dischinger, TerryTerry Dischinger Forward/Guard  United States Chicago Zephyrs 08 !8 1962

1963–64 Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas*[b] Forward/Center  United States Cincinnati Royals 99 !T 1962[b]

1964–65 Reed, WillisWillis Reed* Center/Forward  United States New York Knicks 08 !8 1964

1965–66 Barry, RickRick Barry* Forward  United States San Francisco Warriors 02 !2 1965

1966–67 Bing, DaveDave Bing* Guard  United States Detroit Pistons 02 !2 1966

1967–68 Monroe, EarlEarl Monroe* Guard  United States Baltimore Bullets 02 !2 1967

1968–69 Unseld, WesWes Unseld*[a] Center/Forward  United States Baltimore Bullets 02 !2 1968

1969–70 Alcindor, LewLew Alcindor* Center  United States Milwaukee Bucks 01 !1 1969

1970–71[c] Cowens, DaveDave Cowens* Center/Forward  United States Boston Celtics 04 !4 1970

1970–71[c] Petrie, GeoffGeoff Petrie Guard  United States Portland Trail Blazers 08 !8 1970

1971–72 Wicks, SidneySidney Wicks Forward/Center  United States Portland Trail Blazers 02 !2 1971

1972–73 McAdoo, BobBob McAdoo* Center/Forward  United States Buffalo Braves 02 !2 1972

1973–74 DiGregorio, ErnieErnie DiGregorio Guard  United States Buffalo Braves 03 !3 1973

1974–75 Wilkes, JamaalJamaal Wilkes* Forward/Guard  United States Golden State Warriors 11 !11 1974

1975–76 Adams, AlvanAlvan Adams Center/Forward  United States Phoenix Suns 04 !4 1975

1976–77 Dantley, AdrianAdrian Dantley* Forward/Guard  United States Buffalo Braves 06 !6 1976

1977–78 Davis, WalterWalter Davis Guard/Forward  United States Phoenix Suns 05 !5 1977

1978–79 Ford, PhilPhil Ford Guard  United States Kansas City Kings 02 !2 1978

1979–80 Bird, LarryLarry Bird*[d] Forward  United States Boston Celtics 06 !6 1978[d]

1980–81 Griffith, DarrellDarrell Griffith Guard  United States Utah Jazz 02 !2 1980

1981–82 Williams, BuckBuck Williams Forward/Center  United States New Jersey Nets 03 !3 1981

1982–83 Cummings, TerryTerry Cummings Forward  United States San Diego Clippers 02 !2 1982

1983–84 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson* Center/Forward  United States Houston Rockets 01 !1 1983

1984–85 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* Guard  United States Chicago Bulls 03 !3 1984

1985–86 Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing* Center  United States[e] New York Knicks 01 !1 1985

1986–87 Person, ChuckChuck Person Forward  United States Indiana Pacers 04 !4 1986

1987–88 Jackson, MarkMark Jackson Guard  United States New York Knicks 18 !18 1987

1988–89 Richmond, MitchMitch Richmond* Guard  United States Golden State Warriors 05 !5 1988

1989–90 Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson*[f] Center  United States San Antonio Spurs 01 !1 1987[f]

1990–91 Coleman, DerrickDerrick Coleman Forward  United States New Jersey Nets 01 !1 1990

1991–92 Johnson, LarryLarry Johnson Forward  United States Charlotte Hornets 01 !1 1991

1992–93 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal* Center  United States Orlando Magic 01 !1 1992

1993–94 Webber, ChrisChris Webber Forward/Center  United States Golden State Warriors 01 !1 1993

1994–95[c] Hill, GrantGrant Hill* Forward/Guard  United States Detroit Pistons 03 !3 1994

1994–95[c] Kidd, JasonJason Kidd* Guard  United States Dallas Mavericks 02 !2 1994

1995–96 Stoudamire, DamonDamon Stoudamire Guard  United States Toronto Raptors 07 !7 1995

1996–97 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson* Guard  United States Philadelphia 76ers 01 !1 1996

1997–98 Duncan, TimTim Duncan Forward/Center  United States[g] San Antonio Spurs 01 !1 1997

1998–99 Carter, VinceVince Carter^ Guard/Forward  United States Toronto Raptors 05 !5 1998

1999–00[c] Brand, EltonElton Brand Forward  United States Chicago Bulls 01 !1 1999

1999–00[c] Francis, SteveSteve Francis Guard  United States Houston Rockets 02 !2 1999

2000–01 Miller, MikeMike Miller^ Forward/Guard  United States Orlando Magic 05 !5 2000

2001–02 Gasol, PauPau Gasol^ Forward/Center  Spain Memphis Grizzlies 03 !3 2001

2002–03 Stoudemire, Amar'eAmar'e Stoudemire Forward/Center  United States Phoenix Suns 09 !9 2002

2003–04 James, LeBronLeBron James^ Forward  United States Cleveland Cavaliers 01 !1 2003

2004–05 Okafor, EmekaEmeka Okafor^ Center/Forward  United States Charlotte Bobcats 02 !2 2004

2005–06 Paul, ChrisChris Paul^ Guard  United States New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 04 !4 2005

2006–07 Roy, BrandonBrandon Roy Guard  United States Portland Trail Blazers 06 !6 2006

2007–08 Durant, KevinKevin Durant^ Forward  United States Seattle SuperSonics 02 !2 2007

2008–09 Rose, DerrickDerrick Rose^ Guard  United States Chicago Bulls 01 !1 2008

2009–10 Evans, TyrekeTyreke Evans^ Guard/Forward  United States Sacramento Kings 04 !4 2009

2010–11 Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin^[h] Forward  United States Los Angeles Clippers 01 !1 2009[h]

2011–12 Irving, KyrieKyrie Irving^ Guard  United States Cleveland Cavaliers 01 !1 2011

2012–13 Lillard, DamianDamian Lillard^ Guard  United States Portland Trail Blazers 06 !6 2012

2013–14 Carter-Williams, MichaelMichael Carter-Williams^ Guard  United States Philadelphia 76ers 11 !11 2013

2014–15 Wiggins, AndrewAndrew Wiggins^ Forward/Guard  Canada Minnesota Timberwolves 01 !1 2014

2015–16 Towns, Karl-AnthonyKarl-Anthony Towns^ Center  United States[i] Minnesota Timberwolves 01 !1 2015

2016–17 Brogdon, MalcolmMalcolm Brogdon^ Guard  United States Milwaukee Bucks 36 !36 2016

Unofficial winners[edit] Prior to the 1952–53 season, the Rookie
Rookie
of the Year was selected by newspaper writers;[17] however, the NBA does not officially recognize those players as winners. The league did publish the pre-1953 winners in their 1994–95 edition of the Official NBA Guide and the 1994 Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia, but those winners have not been listed in subsequent publications.[17][18][19]

Season Player Position Nationality Team DP # DY

1947–48 Hoffman, PaulPaul Hoffman Guard/Forward  United States Baltimore Bullets — 1947

1948–49 Shannon, HowieHowie Shannon Guard/Forward  United States Providence Steamrollers 01 !1 1949

1949–50 Groza, AlexAlex Groza Center  United States Indianapolis Olympians 02 !2 1949

1950–51 Arizin, PaulPaul Arizin* Forward/Guard  United States Philadelphia Warriors 99 !T 1950

1951–52[c] Tosheff, BillBill Tosheff Guard  United States Indianapolis Olympians 32 !32 1951

1951–52[c] Hutchins, MelMel Hutchins Forward/Center  United States Milwaukee Hawks 02 !2 1951

See also[edit]

National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
portal NBA Development League Rookie
Rookie
of the Year Award NBA Rookie
Rookie
of the Month Award

Notes[edit]

^ a b Won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award
NBA Most Valuable Player Award
in same year. ^ a b Though drafted in 1962 by the Cincinnati Royals, Jerry Lucas
Jerry Lucas
did not sign with the team until 1963 when he tried to sign with the Cleveland Pipers
Cleveland Pipers
of the American Basketball League instead. He ended up sitting out the year when the deal fell through. His rookie season with the Royals began in the 1963–64 season.[6] ^ a b c d e f g h Denotes seasons in which joint winners were named ^ a b Though drafted in 1978 by the Boston Celtics, Larry Bird, opted to stay in college for his senior year, did not play in the NBA until 1979. His rookie season with the Celtics began in the 1979–80 season.[7] ^ Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing
was born in Jamaica, but had become a naturalized United States citizen while playing college basketball at Georgetown.[8] He represented the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[9] ^ a b Though drafted in 1987 by the San Antonio Spurs, David Robinson did not play in the NBA until 1989 due to commitments to the United States Navy.[10] His rookie season with the Spurs began in the 1989–90 season.[11] ^ Because Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan
is a United States citizen by birth, as are all natives of the U.S. Virgin Islands,[12] he was able to play for the U.S. internationally. He represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympics[13] ^ a b Though drafted in 2009 by the Los Angeles Clippers, Blake Griffin missed the entire 2009–10 season due to a knee injury. His rookie season with the Clippers was the 2010–11 season.[14] ^ Karl-Anthony Towns
Karl-Anthony Towns
was born and raised in the United States to an American father and a Dominican mother.[15] He has represented the Dominican Republic internationally since 2012.[16]

References[edit]

General

" Rookie
Rookie
of the Year Award". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved April 27, 2007.  " Rookie
Rookie
of the Year Award Winners". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved July 7, 2008. 

Specific

^ "Wolves' Towns named 2015-16 Kia Rookie
Rookie
of the Year". NBA.com. May 16, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2016.  ^ "Trail Blazers' Brandon Roy
Brandon Roy
Named 2006-07 T-Mobile NBA Rookie
Rookie
of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 3, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2008.  ^ "Brand, Francis named NBA co-rookies of the year". CBC Sports. November 10, 2000. Retrieved July 13, 2008.  ^ "It's unanimous: Karl-Anthony Towns
Karl-Anthony Towns
gets every first-place vote for Rookie
Rookie
of the Year". StarTribune.com. Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 16, 2016. Retrieved May 16, 2016.  ^ "Bargnani becomes first European top NBA draft pick". People's Daily Online. June 29, 2006. Retrieved June 16, 2008.  ^ " Jerry Lucas
Jerry Lucas
Bio". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 13, 2008.  ^ " Larry Bird
Larry Bird
Bio". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 13, 2008.  ^ Ralph Wiley (January 7, 1985). "The Master Of The Key: After years of relying on others to unlock doors for him, Georgetown's center Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing
will soon go off on his own". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on September 8, 2008. Retrieved June 16, 2008.  ^ "All-Time USA Basketball Men's Roster: E". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on August 4, 2008. Retrieved July 13, 2008.  ^ Dave Anderson (May 18, 1987). "Sports of the Times; The Robinson Plot Thickens". The New York Times. Retrieved June 16, 2008.  ^ "David Robinson". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved June 20, 2008.  ^ "Virgin Islands". CIA World Factbook. Retrieved August 12, 2008.  ^ "All-Time USA Basketball Men's Roster: D". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on August 28, 2009. Retrieved June 16, 2008.  ^ "Griffin's rookie season lost to injury". ESPN.com. January 13, 2010. Retrieved January 13, 2010.  ^ Zgoda, Jerry (June 26, 2015). " Karl-Anthony Towns
Karl-Anthony Towns
taken No.1 by Wolves; Tyus Jones acquired in trade with Cavaliers". Star Tribune. Retrieved June 26, 2015.  ^ "Calipari makes Dominican team roster cuts". WKYT. June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2015.  ^ a b Friedman, David (March 2, 2009). "Bill Tosheff: NBA Co- Rookie
Rookie
of the Year and Tireless Advocate for the "Pre-1965ers". 20 Second Timeout. Retrieved September 1, 2011.  ^ Goldstein, Allan (October 30, 1994). "NBA forgot it honored Hoffman". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 1, 2011.  ^ Sachare, Alex (1994). The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia. New York: Villard Books. p. 371. ISBN 978-0-679-43293-7. 

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NBA Rookie
Rookie
of the Year Award

1953: Meineke 1954: Felix 1955: Pettit 1956: Stokes 1957: Heinsohn 1958: Sauldsberry 1959: Baylor 1960: Chamberlain 1961: Robertson 1962: Bellamy 1963: Dischinger 1964: Lucas 1965: Reed 1966: Barry 1967: Bing 1968: Monroe 1969: Unseld 1970: Alcindor 1971: Cowens & Petrie 1972: Wicks 1973: McAdoo 1974: DiGregorio 1975: Wilkes 1976: Adams 1977: Dantley 1978: Davis 1979: Ford 1980: Bird 1981: Griffith 1982: Williams 1983: Cummings 1984: Sampson 1985: Jordan 1986: Ewing 1987: Person 1988: Jackson 1989: Richmond 1990: Robinson 1991: Coleman 1992: Johnson 1993: O'Neal 1994: Webber 1995: Hill & Kidd 1996: Stoudamire 1997: Iverson 1998: Duncan 1999: Carter 2000: Brand & Francis 2001: Miller 2002: Gasol 2003: Stoudemire 2004: James 2005: Okafor 2006: Paul 2007: Roy 2008: Durant 2009: Rose 2010: Evans 2011: Griffin 2012: Irving 2013: Lillard 2014: Carter-Williams 2015: Wiggins 2016: T

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