Heat forward Justise Winslow was named to the NBA All-Rookie second team Thursday, earning more first-team votes than any rookie who was not named to the first team.
Winslow received first-team votes from 44 of the 130 media members who voted. But that was well behind the 71 first-team votes awarded Philadelphia’s Jahlil Okafor, who received the fewest first-team votes of anybody on the All-Rookie first team.
Heat guard Josh Richardson fell just short of the second team; he and Charlotte’s Frank Kaminsky received the 11th-most points in the weighted grading system, behind the 10 players named to the first and second teams.
Richardson and Kaminsky each received 47 points, three behind the total of Sacramento’s Willie Cauley-Stein.
Richardson also received four first-team votes. Shortly after the all-rookie teams were announced, Richardson tweeted: “And they wonder why this chip will never leave my shoulder.”
Winslow appeared in a team-leading 78 games this season, becoming just the fifth rookie to lead the Heat in games played for a single season. He averaged 6.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 28.6 minutes per game. He’s the 11th Heat player to be named to an All-Rookie team.
Richardson averaged 6.6 points in 52 games and led the league in three-point shooting percentage after the All-Star break.
The All-Rookie team included Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns and the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis (who were both unanimous selections), plus Phoenix’s Devin Booker, Denver’s Nikola Jokic and Okafor.
The second team included Winslow, the Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell, Denver’s Emmanuel Mudiay, Indiana’s Myles Turner and Cauley-Stein.