By Aris Barkas/ email@example.com
Nikola Mirotic lost the rookie of the year award to Minessota’s Andrew Wiggins – despite his great finish in the regular season – however he was really close to Wiggins in the All Rookie team voting.
Wiggins was the top rookie of the year with 260 points and Spanish/Montenegrin “Threekola” of the Bulls second with 258 points. Nerlens Noel (Philadelphia), Elfrid Payton (Orlando) and Jordan Clarkson (Lakers) are the other three members of the All Rookie team. Croatian Bojan Bogdanovic (107) of the Nets is a member of the second All Rookie team, as also Bosnian Jusuf Nurkic (97) of Denver. Greek Kostas Papanikolaou of Houston got 4 points, Croatian Damien Rudez of Intiana 3 and former Euroleague champion Joe Ingles two points.