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.
NBA announces 2017 All-Rookie teams. First team: Malcolm Brogdon, Dario Saric, Joel Embiid, Buddy Hield, Willy Hernangomez pic.twitter.com/xF3KqeQcKW
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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.