Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Knicks rookie guard Iman Shumpert was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team, while Nets rookie MarShon Brooks made the second team.
Shumpert, out of Georgia Tech, averaged 9.5 points, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals and was the team’s best perimeter defender.
Brooks, from Providence, averaged 12.6 points, third-best among rookies, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
Here are the full teams:
NBA ALL-ROOKIE FIRST TEAM
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota
Kenneth Faried, Denver
Klay Thompson, Golden State
Iman Shumpert, Knicks
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio
Brandon Knight, Detroit
Chandler Parsons, Houston
Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento
MarShon Brooks, Nets
Derrick Williams, Minnesota
Tristan Thompson, Cleveland
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.