NBA November Rookies of the Month: Blake Griffin, Landry Fields

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Every month the NBA selects their Rookie of the Month in each conference.  Sometimes the selection is an easy choice, but other times the selection isn’t quite as clear.  This month gave us one of those slam dunks and one that is open for debate.

In the West, the only possible pick was Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers.  Many have written at length about how impressive Griffin is, and his highlights speak for themselves.  In November, the power forward averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds, and three SportsCenter highlights per game.  While the numbers are impressive you need to see this clip to truly appreciate the special player that Blake is.

In the East it was a two horse race between John Wall and Landry Fields, with Fields winning the award.  Wall was averaging a ridiculous 18 points and nine assists which looks at first glance more impressive than Landry Fields who averaged 11 points and seven rebounds.  The reason Fields pulled out the win over Wall was the fact Fields started all 19 games for the New York Knicks, while Wall was sidelined for six games during the same stretch.

Congratulations to both Blake and Landry on their accomplishments. Something tells me this won’t be the last time Griffin wins the award.