NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis earned one more honor to put the finishing touches on an impressive rookie season.
New Orleans’ first-year player earned a spot on the NBA’s All-Rookie first team, joining Portland’s Damian Lillard, Washington’s Bradley Beal, Cleveland’s Dion Waiters and Golden State’s Harrison Barnes.
Lillard led all rookies with 58 points while both Beal and Davis earned 57.
Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, led all rookies per game in rebounds (8.2), blocked shots (1.75) and steals (1.17). He also had more double-doubles (20) than any other rookie. And he was fourth in scoring at 13.5 points per game.
He missed 18 games due to a variety of injuries, including the final three games of the regular season after he sprained his medial collateral ligament when the Kings’ Marcus Thornton landed hard on him.
Brian Roberts earned five points, 10 away from getting a second-team nod.