Two players were named to the 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie team by unanimous vote on Monday.
The Milwaukee Bucks will be represented by their promising young guard Malcom Brogdon. He’ll be joined by Philadelphia 76ers rookie Dario Saric.
Brogdon and Saric are the only players unanimously elected to the team.
Saric joins his teammate Joel Embiid, who was sidelined after only 31 games this season. He was on pace to lock up the Rookie of the Year award without much debate to the contrary. The fact that he was still able to make it to the All-Rookie team having missed nearly two-thirds of the season speaks volumes.
Rounding out the first team is Buddy Hield, who played for both the New Orleans Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings during his rookie season, and the New York Knicks’ Willy Hernangomez.
The Rookie of the Year is somewhere on this list. Being unanimous decisions to join the All-Rookie team, Brogdon or Saric are the likeliest selections to receive the award.