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One NBA coach felt Fields didn't deserve All-Rookie

March 25, 2011; New York, NY, USA; New

March 25, 2011; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Landry Fields (6) holds his mouth after being fouled during the first half against the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden. Photo By: Christopher Pasatieri Credit: Photo by Christopher Pasatieri

 According to the NBA's press release announcing the NBA All-Rookie team, Landry Fields received 28 of 29 possible first-team votes for 56 total points, which was the third-highest of all rookies. He was fourth in the voting for Rookie of the Year, which is voted by the media. The All-Rookie team is voted by the 30 NBA head coaches, with one stipulation: a coach can't vote for his own player.

What's curious is that, according to the league's release, Fields received 28 first-team votes and no second-team votes, which means one NBA coach left him completely off his ballot. He did have a tough ending to the season, but to leave him completely off the ballot for first or second team?

Wonder who it was . . .

We should also point out here that John Wall recieved 27 first-team votes and one coach gave him a second team nod. Only Blake Griffin, the Rookie of the Year, was a unanimous first-team All-Rookie selection.

Here is the voting breakdown as released by the NBA:


Player Team First (2 pt) Second (1Pt) Total

Blake Griffin L.A. Clippers 29-0-58
John Wall Washington 28-1-57
Landry Fields New York 28-0- 56
DeMarcus Cousins Sacramento 26-2-54
Gary Neal San Antonio 18-8-44


Player Team First (2 pt) Second (1Pt) Total
Greg Monroe Detroit 13-16-42
Wesley Johnson Minnesota 4-18-26
Eric Bledsoe L.A. Clippers 0-19-19
Derrick Favors Utah 1-16-18
Paul George Indiana 1-12-12

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first place votes in parentheses):
Ed Davis, Toronto, 10 (1); Evan Turner, Philadelphia, 12; Jordan Crawford,
Washington, 12; Gordon Hayward, Utah, 7; Omer Asik, Chicago, 6 (1); Patrick
Patterson, Houston, 5; Al-Farouq Aminu, Los Angeles Clippers, 3; Tiago
Splitter, San Antonio, 3; Trevor Booker, Washington, 1; Christian Eyenga,
Cleveland, 1; Ekpe Udoh, Golden State, 1.

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