Isaiah Thomas finishes seventh in NBA Rookie of the Year voting

This season’s Mr. Irrelevant placed seventh in Rookie of the Year voting.  Isaiah Thomas received no first place votes, but finished with 28 total points towards the NBA’s annual award honoring its best first-year player.

Only Thomas and this year’s winner, Kyrie Irving, won multiple Rookie of the Month awards.  Thomas earned honors in February and March after becoming the Sacramento Kings’ starting point guard.  Drafted 60th overall, Thomas finished with season averages of 11.5 points and 4.1 assists in 25.5 minutes per game.

See the final voting tally after the jump.

2011-12 KIA NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD VOTING RESULTS
Rookie, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland 117 2 1 592
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota  - 49 12 70
Kenneth Faried, Denver 1 30 34 129
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio 1 9 15 47
Iman Shumpert, New York 1 7 7 33
Klay Thompson, Golden State - 5 15 30
Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento - 6 10 28
Brandon Knight, Detroit - 6 3 21
Chandler Parsons, Houston - 3 5 14
MarShon Brooks, New Jersey - 1 1 4
Kemba Walker, Charlotte - - 3 3
Josh Selby, Memphis - - 1 1


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