Moon Makes The NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Old 05-13-2008, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Congrats to our very own feel good story of the year Jamario Moon. Well deserved.

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Kevin Durant of the Seattle SuperSonics and Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks headline a talented group of rookies named to the 2007-08 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Team, the NBA announced today. Horford, the only player unanimously voted to the 2007-08 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Team, finished with 58. Durant, winner of the 2007-08 T-Mobile Rookie of the Year award, received a total of 57 votes.

Rounding out the T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team are Houston’s Luis Scola (53 points), the Los Angeles Clippers ’ Al Thornton (48 points) and Seattle’s Jeff Green (43 points).

The T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Second Team consists of former D-League player, Jamario Moon of the Toronto Raptors (38), Memphis’ Juan Carlos Navarro (24), Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Young (23), Detroit’s Rodney Stuckey (22) and Houston’s Carl Landry (18).
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Heh, all over 6'8. Al Thornton is the PG.

I think a case could've been made for Thaddeus or Moon over Green, but whatever.

Noah's gotten absolutely no love this year, I thought he was one of the brighter spots on that Chicago team, I would've put him on over Navarro for sure.
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Kevin Durant of the Seattle SuperSonics and Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks headline a talented group of rookies named to the 2007-08 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Team, the NBA announced today. Horford, the only player unanimously voted to the 2007-08 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Team, finished with 58. Durant, winner of the 2007-08 T-Mobile Rookie of the Year award, received a total of 57 votes.

Rounding out the T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team are Houston’s Luis Scola (53 points), the Los Angeles Clippers ’ Al Thornton (48 points) and Seattle’s Jeff Green (43 points).

The T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Second Team consists of former D-League player, Jamario Moon of the Toronto Raptors (38), Memphis’ Juan Carlos Navarro (24), Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Young (23), Detroit’s Rodney Stuckey (22) and Houston’s Carl Landry (18)
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And Durant won Rookie of the Year

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Old 05-14-2008, 01:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Huh .... Eric Smith definitely has a bone to pick with someone. :mad:

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May 13 2008 - 8:20pm Eastern

In the grand scheme of things … I’m not going to lose any sleep about this … nor will Jamario Moon I’m sure.

But … he got robbed.

The All-Rookie team was announced on Tuesday and Moon was on the SECOND team … not the first.

The 1ST Team consisted of:
Al Horford (Atlanta) - 58 points
Kevin Durant (Seattle) - 57 points
Luis Scola (Houston) - 53 points
Al Thornton (LA Clippers) - 48 points
Jeff Green (Seattle) - 43 points

The voting panel for the Rookie Team consisted of the the NBA’s 30 head coaches. They were asked to select five players for the “first team” and five players for the “second team” - regardless of position. However, coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players. Two points were awarded for first team votes and one point was awarded for a second team vote.

Moon finished with 12 first team votes and 14 second team votes … for a total of 38 points. He was the highest-ranked rookie on the All-Rookie Second Team and missed making the First Team by only 5 points.

With due respect to Jeff Green and Al Thornton, Moon deserved to be on the First team before either of those two players.

Thornton had a solid year for the Clippers and he’s got a great future ahead of him. I can almost buy his inclusion on the top team.

But Green - despite having a successful year 1 as well - did not have the kind of impact on the Sonics that Moon did on the Raptors. Not only was Green lost in the hype of Durant’s Rookie of the Year season (again, I would have given the award to Horford), but he was putting up numbers on the second-worst team in the league.

Moon, meanwhile, was second on his team in rebounding (6.2 REB) and he scored 8.5 points per game as well. More importantly, the 27-year-old rookie started 70+ games for a playoff team. Whether the Raptors won more or less games than people expected them too … and whether or not they play in a ‘weaker’ conference should mean NOTHING. The fact is, they were in the post-season … and a major reason for their berth in the playoffs was the 70+ games that Moon started. His impact to Toronto was far great than Green’s in Seattle.

I find it laughable that Moon isn’t on the First Team and that, apparently, 3 coaches didn’t even vote for him at all!

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Eric needs to simmer down.
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I agree that Moon should have been in over Green, but not Thornton. Thornton was a beast this year.
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