MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio was named the NBA Western Conference rookie of the month for January.
The team announced the honor, which is only the team’s fourth for rookie of the month in franchise history.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Widespread Wind Chill Advisories Through Wednesday
Rubio has scored 11.4 points, made 8.9 assists and 2.24 steals this season so far.READ MORE: Wild Match Franchise Goals Record In 8-2 Win Vs Canadiens
In the Eastern Conference, Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving won rookie of the month honors.MORE NEWS: How Should People Act After Isolating From COVID? And How Long Does Natural Immunity Last?
Rubio and Irving were up against Detroit’s Brandon Knight, Houston’s Chandler Parsons, Miami’s Norris Cole, New Jersey’s MarShon Brooks and Phoenix’s Markieff Morris for the January honors.