Giannis Antetokounmpo finishes seventh in Rookie of the Year voting

(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Giannis Antetkounmpo finished in a tie for seventh in the NBA’s Rookie of the Year voting, earning a solitary third-place vote.

Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers won the award by earning 104 of a possible 124 first-place votes. He finished with a total of 569 points.

Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic placed second with 364 points (16 first-place votes) and Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz came in third with 96 points (one first place vote). Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.

Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn, 58 points), Tim Hardaway, Jr. (New York, 23 points) and Gorgui Deng (Minnesota, 3 points) also finished ahead of Giannis. Steven Adams (Oklahoma City) and Nick Calathes (Memphis) also earned single points, tying them with Antetokounmpo.

In 77 games, Giannis averaged 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He shot 41% from the field while making 35% of his three-point attempts. His 61 blocks was the highest mark among all rookies.

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  1. Only in this year’s rookie class could a guy who played only 818 minutes, with 3/4 of them coming March 14th or later, get 3 3rd place votes. Giannis shouldn’t have received a vote either though.(Nor Adams or Calathes)