Wednesday, April 30

Durant Named ROY

Percy Allen at the Times is reporting that Kevin Durant will become the first-ever (last-ever?) Sonics Rookie of the Year.

Durant's 20 ppg were apparently enough for people to justify the selection, despite the arguments from others that Al Horford of Atlanta was more deserving. We all know that Durant is the first Rookie of the Year from Seattle, but can you name the last Sonic player to make the first team of an all-rookie team?

Still waiting ...

Okay, now that you're back from looking at basketball-reference.com, you know the answer is:

Derrick McKey

McKey was joined on that squad by Armon Gilliam, Mark Jackson, Greg "Cadillac" Anderson, and Kenny Smith.

Yep, Armon Gilliam. Holy cow, that was a looooooong time ago. Other first-team all-rookie team members include Bob Rule, Al Tucker, Art Harris, Tom Burleson (!), Jack Sikma, and Xavier McDaniel.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing - you could win $100 many times over betting people who the last 1st team Sonic was. I know I would have bet a small fortune that GP or D Mason had been on the first-team, but I never would have guessed Derrick mcKey.

Anonymous said...

what if we get Rose or Beasley, and get to spend a few more years here? That could be back-to-back ROYs

ryan said...

Armon Gilliam! Any Armon reference is a good reference in my books....

AK1984 said...

Thaddeus Young should've won the 2007-2008 NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

Brandon said...

Who's Thaddeus Young?

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