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: Fight Breaks Out At Eastern Carver County School Board Meeting
Rubio has scored 11.4 points, made 8.9 assists and 2.24 steals this season so far.READ MORE: Weeks After Deadline, Still No Deal For Frontline Worker Pay
In the Eastern Conference, Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving won rookie of the month honors.MORE NEWS: 'Our Presence Is Showing Our Love': On The Streets Of Minneapolis With Violence Interrupters
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.