New York, NY (Sports Network) - Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards and
Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers were named the NBA's Eastern and
Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in
Beal led all rookies in the East with 13.4 points per game and posted six
games with 15-plus scoring efforts, while Lillard led all rookies with 18.4
points and 6.3 assists per game.
Lillard, who won this award last month, became just one of 12 NBA players to
record 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists in one game this season in a
win over the Spurs on Dec. 13.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month
were Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cleveland's Tyler Zeller, Detroit's
Andre Drummond and New Orleans' Anthony Davis.
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