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NBA announces 2023-24 All-Rookie First and Second Teams

May 20, 2024, 11:26 AM

Victor Wembanyama #1 of the San Antonio Spurs greets Chet Holmgren #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

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With both conference finals set in stone, the 2023-24 NBA regular season has been concluded for some time now. Awards for the year are continuing to be announced, with the most recent coming Monday when the league named their All-Rookie first and second team members.

The first two picks of the 2023 NBA Draft were Victor Wembanyama going to San Antonio and Charlotte subsequently selecting Brandon Miller. The top two selections made the All-Rookie first team: Oklahoma City’s Chet Holmgren, Miami’s Jaime Jaquez Jr., and Golden State’s Brandon Podziemski.

Wembanyama and Holmgren were the only two players to solely receive first-place votes, while Miller was placed on the second team on a single ballot. Jaquez (18th pick) and Podziemski (19th) proved to be value prospects considering their 2024 draft positions.


With some notable distance between the first grouping, the 2023-24 All-Rookie second team comprises Dallas’ Dereck Lively II, Houston’s Amen Thompson, Utah’s Keyonte George, Oklahoma City’s Cason Wallace, and Memphis’ GG Jackson II. Between Wallace and Holmgren, the Thunder were the lone franchise with multiple All-Rookie selections while simultaneously ending as the Western Conference’s top seed.

As for those who did not make the cut, Golden State’s Trayce Jackson-Davis was one point shy of making the second team. Others include Detroit’s Ausar Thompson, Portland’s Scoot Henderson, and Washington’s Bilal Coulibaly.

Five of the 14 lottery picks were selected for either team, with Jackson II being the only player selected after the first round. While a player’s rookie seasons may not always indicate their entire career, making All-Rookie is a promising NBA start for these young talents.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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