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May 15, 2012
Thomas finishes seventh in Rookie of the Year voting

Kings guard Isaiah Thomas finished seventh in the 2011-12 Rookie of the Year voting.

Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving won with 117 of a possible 120 first-place votes.

Minnesota guard Ricky Rubio was second and Denver forward Kenneth Faried was third.

Thomas received six second-place votes and 10 third-place votes. I had Thomas third on my ballot behind Irving and Rubio.

Below are the results (five points for first place, three for second, one for third).

Rookie, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland 117 2 1 592
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota - 49 23 170
Kenneth Faried, Denver 1 30 34 129
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio 1 9 15 47
Iman Shumpert, New York 1 7 7 33
Klay Thompson, Golden State - 5 15 30
Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento - 6 10 28
Brandon Knight, Detroit - 6 3 21
Chandler Parsons, Houston - 3 5 14
MarShon Brooks, New Jersey - 1 1 4
Kemba Walker, Charlotte - - 3 3
Josh Selby, Memphis - - 1 1



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