Kevin Durant of the Seattle SuperSonics and Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks heads the group of talented rookies named to the 2007-2008 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Team. Horford was a unanimous pick and finished with 58 points in the voting. Durant followed closely with 57 points.
The 6-foot-9 Durant led the Sonics with 20.3 points per game. Durant was the only first-year player to lead his team in five statistical categories – points, blocks, steals, free throws made and free throw percentage. He was also a five-time T-Mobile Western Conference Rookie of the Month selection during the season.
Horford on the other hand led all the rookies in double-doubles and rebounds. He finished the season with 25 double-doubles and averaged 9.7 rebounds. Horford was selected as the T-Mobile Eastern Conference of the Month three times during the season.
The 2007-2008 T-Mobile All-Rookie First Team:
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
Kevin Durant, Seattle SuperSonics
Luis Scola, Houston Rockets
Al Thornton, Los Angeles Clippers
Jeff Green, Seattle SuperSonics
The 2007-2008 T-Mobile All-Rookie Second Team:
Jamario Moon, Toronto Raptors
Juan Carlos Navarro, Memphis Grizzlies
Thaddeus Young, Philadelphia 76ers
Rodney Stuckey, Detroit Pistons
Carl Landry, Houston Rockets