CLEVELAND — Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters has been named to the NBA All-Rookie first team and forward/center Tyler Zeller to the second team.
Waiters, the No. 4 overall selection in last year’s draft, averaged 14.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists this season. Among all rookies, he ranked second in points, fourth in assists and fourth in steals per game.
Waiters was joined on the first team by Portland’s Damian Lillard, the league’s Rookie of the Year, Washington’s Bradley Beal, New Orleans’ Anthony Davis and Golden State’s Harrison Barnes.
Zeller averaged 7.9 points and 5.7 rebounds in 26.4 minutes per game. He also shot .764 from the free-throw line, second highest among all rookie centers.
This is the second straight season the Cavs have had two rookies honored. Last year, Kyrie Irving (first) and Tristan Thompson (second) were voted onto the teams.