Ricky Rubio made the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First Team and placed second in the voting.
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland), Kenneth Faried (Denver), Klay Thompson (Golden State), Iman Shumpert (New York), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio) and Brandon Knight (Detroit) round out the First Team.
Chandler Parsons (Houston), Isaiah Thomas (Sacramento), MarShon Brooks (New Jersey), Derrick Williams (Minnesota) and Tristan Thompson (Cleveland) were voted onto the Second Team.
Rubio ranks fifth among rookies in scoring (11.4 ppg) and first in assists (8.9 apg) and steals (2.24 spg). His six steals on Jan. 18 vs. Detroit are the most by a Wolves player since Kevin Garnett had seven vs. the L.A. Clippers on Jan. 27, 2007.
Some interesting results from the GM Survey this year. Among those of relevance to the Wolves:
-Received at least 1 one vote 'most fun to watch'
-Best offensive rebounder: 1. Kevin Love, Minnesota -- 64.3%
-Best passer: 3. Ricky Rubio, Minnesota -- 11.1%
-Which player does the most with the least? 1. Kevin Love, Minnesota -- 26.9%
-KLove gets 1 vote for 'best bball IQ'
-Which team will be most improved in 2010-11? T3. Minnesota -- 7.4%
-4.Who will win the 2011-12 Rookie of the Year?
1. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland -- 63.0%
2. Ricky Rubio, Minnesota -- 18.5%
-Which rookie will be the best player in five years?
1. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland -- 51.9%
T2. Ricky Rubio, Minnesota -- 11.1%
-Which rookie is the most athletic?
1. Derrick Williams, Minnesota -- 32.1%
Which international player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2011-12?
1. Ricky Rubio, Minnesota -- 37.0%
Which head coach runs the best offense?
1. George Karl, Denver -- 22.2%
2. Rick Adelman, Minnesota -- 18.5%
Some cool stuff for us!