For the most part it was an up and down season for last year's No. 8 overall pick, but Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Knight was bestowed with a nice honor on Tuesday by being named to the NBA's All-Rookie First Team.
Based on voting from all 30 coaches, as many as seven rookies earned first team honors this year due to a three-way tie in the voting for the last spot. Thankfully for Knight, though, he finished tied with San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and New York's Iman Shumpert for the final spot despite having less first team votes than each.
Knight played in all 66 games as a rookie, averaging 12.8 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds per contest. He is the first Pistons rookie to receive this accolade since Grant Hill way back in 1994-95, and figures to take the next step in his development as both a distributor and a point guard by the time next season rolls around.
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