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 the second straight
In January, Beal led all rookies in the East with 15.1 points per game, while
Lillard led all first-year players with 17.7 points and 6.8 assists per game.
Lillard, who also won this award for games played in October and November, had
a 37-point outburst against the Warriors on Jan. 11. Beal's best game came in
a 26-point, six-assist effort versus the Kings on Jan. 16.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month
were Cleveland's Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller, Detroit's Andre Drummond and
New Orleans' Anthony Davis.
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