Ricky Rubio is the Western Conference’s Rookie of the Month

Benjamin Polk —  February 1, 2012 — 2 Comments

Awards! From the T-Wolves:

The NBA today announced that Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio has been named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for games played from the start of the season (Dec. 25) through January. The honor is the first of Rubio’s career and just the fourth Rookie of the Month Award in franchise history.

Rubio ranks fifth among rookies in scoring (11.4 ppg) and first in assists (8.9 apg) and steals (2.24 spg). The first-year guard is tied for first in the NBA in point/assist double-doubles with nine and he ranks 12th overall in double-doubles. In 11 games as a starter, the Wolves are 7-4 with Rubio averaging 12.5 ppg, 9.7 apg, 5.5 rpg and 2.82 spg. Overall, he ranks 4th in the league in assists with 8.9 apg and 3rd in steals with 2.24 spg.

There’s are pretty impressive numbers when you look at em like that. And hey just because it feels good:

Benjamin Polk

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2 responses to Ricky Rubio is the Western Conference’s Rookie of the Month

  1. Who were the other Wolves to get this award? How long has it been!?

  2. @Brandon – it definitely doesn’t happen often, but it’s been more recent than you might think:

    Stephon Marbury (Jan 1997)
    Ndudi Ebi (just kidding)
    Randy Foye (Dec 2006)
    Jonny Flynn (Jul 2009 – summer league)
    Kevin Love (Mar 2009)

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