Blake Griffin is the NBA Rookie of the Year

May 5, 2011


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Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers is officially the NBA Rookie of the Year.  Griffin was second in the NBA in dunks, and one of only four NBA players to average 20 points and 10 rebounds this year.  He is also the first rookie to achieve this feat in the last 10 years.

He was the first rookie since Elvin Hayes (1968 – 69) to lead the lead in the number of games in which he had 20 points and 10 rebounds.  He tied with Dwight Howard for the league lead in this category.

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