Johnson named to All Rookie second team
- Blog Post by: Jerry Zgoda
- May 11, 2011 - 4:42 PM
The NBA today named Wes Johnson to the All Rookie second team.
Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin was joined on the first team by John Wall, Landry Fields, DeMarcus Cousins and Gary Neal.
Named to the second team along with Johnson: Detroit's Greg Monroe, Utah's Derrick Favors, LA Clippers' Eric Bledsoe and Indiana's Paul George.
Three candidates who didn't make either team: No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner, Toronto's Ed Davis and Utah's Gordon Hayward.
Johnson averaged 9.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and shot 35.6 percent from three-point range in 79 games (including 63 starts).
His 29 points against the Lakers in Los Angeles in March, the most by a Wolves rookie since Stephon Marbury scored 33 against Utah on Dec. 23, 1996.
Kevin Garnett, Kevin Love, Jonny Flynn, Craig Smith and Felton Spencer also were named to the second team during their rookie seasons with the Wolves.
Marbury, Pooh Richardson, Christian Laettner, Isaiah Rider, Wally Szczerbiak and Randy Foye were named to the All Rookie First Team as Timberwolves.
The Wolves' brass is back from Spain after nearly a week there to visit draft prospects, including, of course, Ricky Rubio.
David Kahn said by text Tuesday night that he has no news to report on the team's pursuit of signing Rubio or Kurt Rambis' future, which remains undecided nearly a month after the season ended.
Kahn said he has no timetable set to decide who will coach the team next season, if there is a next season.
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