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Heat's Justise Winslow named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team, Josh Richardson falls short in voting

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Miami's first round pick was named to the squad but there was no room for second round pick Josh Richardson.

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The NBA named Miami Heat rookie Justise Winslow to the Kia NBA All-Rookie Second Team for the 2015-16 season, finishing with 151 points, including 44 First Team votes.

He becomes the 11th rookie in franchise history to be selected on a All-Rookie team and sixth to be named on the Second Team. He had the most points of his fellow rookies on the Second Team.

Unfortunately the Heat's other prized rookie, second round pick Josh Richardson was not selected even though he played significant minutes for Miami in the second half of the season when both Tyler Johnson and Beno Udrih were out with serious injuries. Richardson totaled 47 points, including four First team votes. By comparison, Willie Caulie-Stein of the Sacramento Kings made it with 50 points.

With regards to Winslow's stellar season, here is more from the Heat's press release:

Winslow appeared in a team-leading 78 games this season, becoming just the fifth Miami rookie to lead the HEAT in games played for a single-season, and averaged 6.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 28.6 minutes while shooting 42.2 percent from the field. He capped the season with 32 made three-point field goals and 26 blocks, becoming just the fourth HEAT rookie to hit at least those totals. He teamed with Hassan Whiteside to become the first pair of teammates in team history to grab double-figure rebounds off the bench in consecutive games after each recorded back-to-back games of 10 boards, first at Charlotte on February 5 and then vs. the Los Angeles Clippers on February 7. Among NBA rookie league leaders this season, Winslow finished fourth in minutes, sixth in steals (0.87), ninth in rebounds, 13th in scoring and tied for 14th in assists. Additionally, he appeared in 13 postseason games (two starts) and averaged 6.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 25.4 minutes while shooting 43.2 percent from the field. He posted two double-figure scoring games and led the team in rebounds once. He became just the sixth HEAT rookie to start a postseason game after starting in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Toronto on May 13.

Below are the voting results for the 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie Team.


Player - Team - First (2 Pts) - Second (1 Pt) - Total

Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota 130 0 260
Kristaps Porzingis New York 130 0 260
Devin Booker Phoenix 103 25 231
Nikola Jokic Denver 73 40 186
Jahlil Okafor Philadelphia 71 44 186


Player - Team - First (2 Pts) - Second (1 Pt) - Total

Justise Winslow Miami 44 63 151
D'Angelo Russell L.A. Lakers 25 92 142
Emmanuel Mudiay Denver 35 70 140
Myles Turner Indiana 28 83 139
Willie Cauley-Stein Sacramento 2 46 50

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first-place votes in parentheses):
Frank Kaminsky, Charlotte, 47 (2); Josh Richardson, Miami, 47 (4); Stanley Johnson, Detroit, 42 (1); Trey Lyles, Utah, 26; Bobby Portis, Chicago, 13; T.J. McConnell, Philadelphia, 2 (7); Mario Hezonja, Orlando, 4; Larry Nance Jr., Los Angeles Lakers, 3; Norman Powell, Toronto, 3; Justin Anderson, Dallas, 2; Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Brooklyn, 2; Boban Marjanovic, San Antonio, 2; Jonathon Simmons, San Antonio, 2; Jerian Grant, New York, 1; Marcelo Huertas, Los Angeles Lakers, 1; Raul Neto, Utah, 1; Cameron Payne, Oklahoma City, 1; Joe Young, Indiana, 1.