The NBA is slowly going through end-of-season awards, and today, the All-Rookie teams were released. The Clippers played numerous rookies this season— Milos Teodosic, Sindarius Thornwell, Jawun Evans, Tyrone Wallace, CJ Williams, and Jamil Wilson— so it makes sense that a Clipper or two would land somewhere on the ballot. Sure enough, they placed two players in “also received votes category”: Milos and Thornwell.
Milos received one vote for 1st team All-Rookie and one for 2nd team All-Rookie, giving him three points total. Sindarius received a solitary vote for the 2nd team, thereby totaling one point. Obviously, neither was anywhere close to landing on a team (the lowest point total on the second team was Josh Jackson with 45), but it was still nice to see some Clippers on an award ballot outside of Lou Williams for 6th Man.
Thornwell appeared in 73 games for the Clippers, averaging 3.9 points and 1.9 rebounds as an energy player off the bench. Milos scored 9.5 points and dished 4.6 assists per game in his 45 games played, mostly as the Clippers’ starting point guard. Milos probably would have received a fair amount more votes if he had played in more games, but alas. As for Thornwell, while his numbers pale in comparison to most of the other rookies who received votes, he still had a nice rookie season, and his perimeter defense was very helpful for the Clippers at times.