May 12, 2011
Former Stanford star Landry Fields was selected 39th overall last year, an afterthought for the New York Knicks.
Tuesday, the 6-7 swingman continued his rapid ascent by being named first-team NBA All-Rookie. Fields ranked fifth among rookies in rebounds (6.4 ppg) and sixth in scoring (9.7 ppg). He shot .497 from the field (fifth among rookies), .393 from beyond the three-point line (second) and .769 from the line (fifth).
He was joined on the roster by Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. The former Kentucky standout set a Sacramento-era rookie record for total rebounds (699) and averaged a team-high 8.6 rebounds (second among rookies). Cousins added 14.1 ppg (third among rookies), scoring in double figures in 58 games, and 2.5 apg.
The rest of the All-Rookie first team is:
- Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers
- John Wall, Washington
- Gary Neal, San Antonio
The All-Rookie second team selections are:
- Greg Monroe, Detroit
- Wesley Johnson, Minnesota
- Eric Bledsoe, L.A. Clippers
- Derrick Favors, Utah
- Paul George, Indiana