2012-2013 NBA All Rookie Team

Guard: Damian Lillard, Blazers, PG - Lillard was clearly the best NBA rookie this year. He averaged 19 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.1 rebounds per game. Lillard stepped up and led the Blazers for one last playoff push but was unsuccessful. With the regular season now over, Lillard was the best rookie of this past draft class.

Guard: Bradley Beal, Wizards, SG - Beal began the season as a huge disappointment and dealt with injuries. Beal could not hit a shot to save his life. It didn't help that PG John Wall was on the injury list. Once Wall returned, Beal thrived and took his game to the next level, as the Wizards had hoped when they drafted Beal. Beal finished the season with 13.9 PPG, 2.4 APG, and 3.8 RPG.

Forward: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bobcats, SF - Kidd-Gilchrist did not live up to expectations in his rookie year. While he was one of the best defensive players on the bobcats, he did not show much of an offensive game. Kidd-Gilchrist should be a main-stay wing player for the bobcats for seasons to come. He only averaged 9.0 points, 1.5 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game.

Forward: Anthony Davis, Hornets, PF - Davis was thought to be the best player to enter last year's NBA draft and the favorite to be Rookie of the Year. Davis battled injury problems this season but showed what the hype was all about. Davis should be New Orleans' franchise player for the foreseeable future. Davis was able to make considerable contributions on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. In 64 games this season, Davis averaged 13.5 PPG, 8.2 RPG, and 1.8 BPG.

Center: Andre Drummond, Pistons, C - Drummond like some of the other rookies on this list dealt with injury problems this season. Drummond only appeared in 60 games this season, and played under 21 minutes a game. In that short time on the court, Drummond was still able to score 7.9 points, grab 7.6 rebounds and block 1.6 shots per game. Drummond was highly sought after player coming into the draft based on his athletic ability, his potential and his size. Drummond surprised the league by making a surprising impact in the league without having to wait a season or two to contribute.

By Steven Spector - 4 - 19- 13