2017 PBT Awards: All-Rookie Teams

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Kurt Helin

First team

Malcolm Brogdon
Jamal Murray
Dario Saric
Willy Hernangomez
Joel Embiid

Second team

Yogi Ferrell
Buddy Hield
Jaylen Brown
Caris LeVert
Marquese Chriss

This is a tepid rookie class, and after a few obvious choices it felt like a dozen or more guys could have gotten the final five or six spots. There was not a lot of separation. Also, guys like Skal Labissiere and Ivica Zubac could end up being some of the better players in this class, but they didn’t get enough of a shot this season to make this team.

Note: Helin has an official ballot this year.

Dan Feldman

First team

  • Joel Embiid, 76ers
  • Malcolm Brogdon, Bucks
  • Dario Saric, 76ers
  • Willy Hernangomez, Knicks
  • Rodney McGruder, Heat

Second team

    • Yogi Ferrell, Mavericks
    • Jaylen Brown, Celtics
    • Jamal Murray, Nuggets
    • Marquese Chriss, Suns
    • Buddy Hield, Kings

The final first-team spot came down to Rodney McGruder and Yogi Ferrell. The final second-team spot came down to Buddy Hield and Caris LeVert. The other spots fell in line easily enough.

Yes, this was an uninspiring rookie class.

Dane Carbaugh

First team

  • Malcolm Brogdon, Bucks
  • Dario Saric, 76ers
  • Jamal Murray, Nuggets
  • Marquese Chriss, Suns
  • Joel Embiid, 76ers

Second team

  • Willy Hernangomez, Knicks
  • Buddy Hield, Kings
  • Yogi Ferrell, Mavericks
  • Jaylen Brown, Celtics
  • Skal Labissiere, Kings