Warriors forward Harrison Barnes named first-team All-Rookie

Barnes: 'The biggest thing for us is executing'

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes named first-team All-Rookie
May 14, 2013, 11:45 am
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With David Lee largely unavailable, Harrison Barnes has averaged 15.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in 10 playoff games. (AP)

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Warriors forward Harrison Barnes was named first-team All-Rookie, the NBA announced Tuesday.

After two seasons at North Carolina, Golden State drafted Barnes with the No. 7 overall pick. He started 81 games during the regular season and averaged 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds a game.

"It's kind of crazy to get that award, but also put that in perspective. We're still on our journey, the season really isn't over," Barnes said. "It's kind of weird to receive and after-season-award now, but I'm still very honored."

Since the postseason began, Barnes has taken his game to another level. With David Lee largely unavailable, Barnes has averaged 15.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in 10 playoff games, including a career-high 26 points in Game 4's 97-87 win against San Antonio.

Barnes is the only All-Rookie selection on a playoff team.

Warriors teammates Festus Ezeli and Draymond Green also received one second-team vote apiece.

Lillard, an Oakland native and NBA Rookie of the Year, was the lone unanimous selection.

First Team

G Damian Lillard, Portland (58 points, 29 first-team votes); F Anthony Davis, New Orleans (57 points, 28 first team); G Bradley Beal, Washington (57 points, 28 first team); G Dion Waiters, Cleveland (50 points, 21 first-team votes); Barnes (47 points, 18 first team).

Second Team

C Andre Drummond, Detrot (35 points 10 first team); C Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto (31 points, six first team); Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte (29 points, 3 first team); G Kyle Singler, Detroit (17 points, 1 first team); F C Tyler Zeller, Clevaland (15 points, three first team). 

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