Kings’ Isaiah Thomas Named To NBA All-Rookie Second Team, Jimmer Fredette Voteless

When the NBA’s Rookie of the Year voting was released, there were some pretty upset fans in the Kingdom once it was realized that the Kings’ Isaiah Thomas placed seventh in voting. Even Thomas himself was flabbergasted, his remarks on Twitter an obvious questioning of the media vote.

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But alas, the All-Rookie teams were still to come – voted on by the more knowledgeable NBA head coaches who opposed Thomas this year. So what did they think of his game? Well, he did make the squad, although it was via the Second team as he placed ninth overall in terms of vote totals, the second highest vote total on the Second team with 27 votes overall (5 votes for first team, 17 for second)

Thomas’ teammate and fellow rookie, Jimmer Fredette failed to capture a lone vote while Nikola Vucevic of Philadelphia captured a second place vote. So, uh, yeah.

Thomas still wasn’t thrilled with his reception among the NBA’s head coaches:

Haha there’s still DOUBT!! Watch what I do to these cats nxt year #TMC

Here are the First and Second Rookie Teams, per the Sacramento Bee:

2011-12 NBA ALL-ROOKIE FIRST TEAM

Player Team First (2 pt) Second (1Pt) Total
Kyrie Irving Cleveland 29 – 58
Ricky Rubio Minnesota 21 7 49
Kenneth Faried Denver 19 8 46
Klay Thompson Golden State 16 11 43
Iman Shumpert New York 15 10 40
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio 14 12 40
Brandon Knight Detroit 13 14 40

2011-12 NBA ALL-ROOKIE SECOND TEAM

Player Team First (2 pt) Second (1Pt) Total
Chandler Parsons Houston 10 13 33
Isaiah Thomas Sacramento 5 17 27
MarShon Brooks New Jersey 3 12 18
Derrick Williams Minnesota 2 12 16
Tristan Thompson Cleveland 2 12 16

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first place votes in
parentheses): Markieff Morris, Phoenix, 7 (1); Kemba Walker, Charlotte 7; Alec Burks,
Utah 2; Norris Cole, Miami 2; Bismack Biyombo, Charlotte 2; Enes Kanter,
Utah 1; Greg Stiemsma, Boston 1; Gustavo Ayon, New Orleans 1; Nikola
Vucevic, Philadelphia 1.

Topics: Isaiah Thomas, Jimmer Fredette, Sacramento Kings

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