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NBA All-Rookie Team 2012: Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson Both Named To All-Rookie Squads

As you might expect, the NBA's 2012 Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving made the All-Rookie team. Irving, who captured 117 of 120 first-place votes for the top rookie award, was obviously a lock choice for the first team. Joining him on the first team are six others, including Minnesota's Ricky Rubio, Denver's Kenneth Faried, Golden State's Klay Thompson, New York's Iman Shumpert, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard, and Detroit's Brandon Knight.

The Cavaliers other top five 2012 Draft pick, Tristan Thompson, was named to the second team All-Rookie. Thomspon averaged 8.2 points per game and 6.5 boards per game in just over 23 minutes of action this season. He was joined on the second team by Houston's Chandler Parsons, Sacramento's Isaiah Thomas, New Jersey's MarShon Brooks, and Minnesota's Derrick Williams. With the Cavaliers hold four of the top 35 picks in the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft, they have an opportunity to add multiple All-Rookie players again in 2013.

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