NBA All-Rookie team announced, looks like a Don Nelson lineup


2009: The draft of the point guard.

You need no more proof than to look at the NBA All-Rookie Team, which was announced today by the league.

The First Team:
Tyreke Evans Sacramento
Brandon Jennings Milwaukee
Stephen Curry Golden State
Darren Collison New Orleans
Taj Gibson Chicago

Four point guards? That’s a lineup Don Nelson would be proud to put out.

The Second Team:
Marcus Thornton New Orleans
DeJuan Blair San Antonio
James Harden Oklahoma City
Jonny Flynn Minnesota
Jonas Jerebko Detroit

This is not even including some good young guards like Wesley Matthews (Utah), Ty Lawson (Denver) or Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia). We’d also mention Rodrigue Beaubois of Dallas, but Rick Carlisle has benched him for the remainder of this post.

Remember when this was going to be a down class, a weak draft year? Not so much.