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76ers' Joel Embiid And Dario Saric Headline 2016-17 All-Rookie Team


The NBA All-Rookie teams have been announced, and as expected, the three finalists for the NBA Rookie of the Year award all made the first team.

76ers' forward Dario Saric and Bucks' guard Malcolm Brogdon both made the team unanimously, receiving 100 out of 100 first team votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

Joining Saric and Brogdon are Joel Embiid of the 76ers, receiving 82 first team votes, Kings' guard Buddy Hield and Knicks' center Willy Hernangomez.

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This year marks the first time in the 54 years since the All-Rookie teams have existed that four international players have been selected to the first team: Saric (Croatia), Embiid (Cameroon), Hield (Bahamas) and Hernangomez (Spain).

Filling out the second team are Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, Celtics forward Jaylen Brown, Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss, Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, and Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell.

The winner of the Rookie of the Year award will be announced tonight during the inaugural NBA Awards, which will be televised live by TNT at 9 p.m. ET.