Bucks' Brogdon NBA All-Rookie team

Posted June 27, 2017

Earlier Monday the NBA announced Brodgon was chosen to the NBA All-Rookie first team. He recorded the first rookie triple-double in Bucks' history, and the only one by a rookie during the 2016-17 season, when he scored 15 points with 12 assists and 11 rebounds at Chicago on December 31.

Saric was second in rookie scoring at 12.8 points per game and teamed with Embiid to be the first teammates to make the All-Rookie team since 2008.

Center Joel Embiid gave the 76ers two players on the first team, which was rounded out by guard Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings and center Willy Hernangomez of the New York Knicks. He led the Rockets to 55 victories and a league record for 3-pointers this season.

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Brogdon had many memorable moments including a triple-double in his second start against the Bulls and his game-winning shot against the Celtics.

Brogdon made it a point to encourage players who fell to the second round or went undrafted in the National Basketball Association in his acceptance speech. Antetokounmpo is the first player in Bucks history to be named Most Improved Player. If that turns out to be true, the award - which will be unveiled on Monday night live on TNT - could be a battle between Brogdon and Saric. With Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons rookies next season, a Sixers player has a good chance to win the award a year from now. Antetokounmpo is the sixth Buck to be named to an NBA All-Defensive team and the first since Alvin Robertson was a First Team All-Defensive Team pick in 1990-91.

The Sixers' only two NBA Rookies of the Year are Allen Iverson (1996-97) and Michael Carter-Williams (2013-14).

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Brogdon emerged as the team's starting point guard as the 2016-2017 season played out. He seems destined to be the 15th best point guard in the league - the kind of guy who'll get traded in a package for a legit star at least three times in his career by a team attempting to go over the top.

Brogdon - taken with the 36th overall pick in the second round of last year's draft - became the only non-first round victor in the common draft era (since 1966), according to Elias Sports Bureau.

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