NBA Rookie of the Month Award

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John Wall receiving the February 2011 Rookie of the Month Award

The T-Mobile National Basketball Association Rookie of the Month Award is presented monthly by the league to honor the top rookie in both conferences (Eastern and Western conferences) in a particular month. Once won, the trophy is presented to the player before his next home game.

Winners[edit]

Player
(in bold text)
Indicates the player who won the Rookie of the Year award
Player
(in italic text)
Indicates the player who was drafted first overall

1981–2001[edit]

Year Month Player(s) Team(s)
1981–82
November Mark Aguirre
Isiah Thomas
Dallas Mavericks
Detroit Pistons
December Kelly Tripucka
Jay Vincent
Detroit Pistons
Dallas Mavericks
January Tom Chambers
Jeff Ruland
San Diego Clippers
Washington Bullets
February Jay Vincent (2)
Buck Williams
Dallas Mavericks
New Jersey Nets
March Kelly Tripucka (2)
Jay Vincent (3)
Detroit Pistons
Dallas Mavericks
1982–83
November Terry Cummings San Diego Clippers
December Clark Kellogg Indiana Pacers
January Terry Cummings (2) San Diego Clippers
February Terry Cummings (3) San Diego Clippers
March Terry Cummings (4) San Diego Clippers
1983–84
November Ralph Sampson Houston Rockets
December Ralph Sampson (2) Houston Rockets
January Ralph Sampson (3) Houston Rockets
February Ralph Sampson (4) Houston Rockets
March Ralph Sampson (5) Houston Rockets
1984–85
November Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls
December Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets
January Michael Jordan (2) Chicago Bulls
February Hakeem Olajuwon (2) Houston Rockets
March Michael Jordan (3)
Hakeem Olajuwon (3)
Chicago Bulls
Houston Rockets
1985–86
November Patrick Ewing New York Knicks
December Karl Malone Utah Jazz
January Patrick Ewing (2) New York Knicks
February Charles Oakley Chicago Bulls
March Benoit Benjamin Los Angeles Clippers
1986–87
November Chuck Person Indiana Pacers
December Ron Harper Cleveland Cavaliers
January Ron Harper (2) Cleveland Cavaliers
February Chuck Person (2) Indiana Pacers
March Brad Daugherty Cleveland Cavaliers
1987–88
November Mark Jackson New York Knicks
December Mark Jackson (2) New York Knicks
January Armen Gilliam Phoenix Suns
February Mark Jackson (3) New York Knicks
March Cadillac Anderson San Antonio Spurs
April Kevin Johnson Cleveland Cavaliers
1988–89
November Willie Anderson San Antonio Spurs
December Mitch Richmond Golden State Warriors
January Mitch Richmond (2) Golden State Warriors
February Charles Smith Los Angeles Clippers
March Mitch Richmond (3) Golden State Warriors
April Charles Smith (2) Los Angeles Clippers
1989–90
November David Robinson San Antonio Spurs
December David Robinson (2) San Antonio Spurs
January David Robinson (3) San Antonio Spurs
February David Robinson (4) San Antonio Spurs
March David Robinson (5) San Antonio Spurs
April David Robinson (6) San Antonio Spurs
1990–91
November Derrick Coleman New Jersey Nets
December Lionel Simmons Sacramento Kings
January Derrick Coleman (2) New Jersey Nets
February Lionel Simmons (2) Sacramento Kings
March Dennis Scott Orlando Magic
April Derrick Coleman (3) New Jersey Nets
1991–92
November Dikembe Mutombo Denver Nuggets
December Larry Johnson Charlotte Hornets
January Dikembe Mutombo (2) Denver Nuggets
February Larry Johnson (2) Charlotte Hornets
March Larry Johnson (3) Charlotte Hornets
April Stacey Augmon Atlanta Hawks
1992–93
November Shaquille O'Neal Orlando Magic
December Shaquille O'Neal (2) Orlando Magic
January Shaquille O'Neal (3) Orlando Magic
February Shaquille O'Neal (4) Orlando Magic
March Alonzo Mourning Charlotte Hornets
April Alonzo Mourning (2) Charlotte Hornets
1993–94
November Dino Rađa Boston Celtics
December Chris Webber Golden State Warriors
January Penny Hardaway Orlando Magic
February Vin Baker Milwaukee Bucks
March Chris Webber (2) Golden State Warriors
April Penny Hardaway (2) Orlando Magic
1994–95
November Grant Hill Detroit Pistons
December Glenn Robinson Milwaukee Bucks
January Brian Grant Sacramento Kings
February Juwan Howard Washington Bullets
March Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks
April Glenn Robinson (2) Milwaukee Bucks
1995–96
November Damon Stoudamire Toronto Raptors
December Joe Smith Golden State Warriors
January Damon Stoudamire (2) Toronto Raptors
February Joe Smith (2) Golden State Warriors
March Jerry Stackhouse Philadelphia 76ers
April Arvydas Sabonis Portland Trail Blazers
1996–97
November Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers
December Shareef Abdur-Rahim
Kerry Kittles
Vancouver Grizzlies
New Jersey Nets
January Stephon Marbury Minnesota Timberwolves
February Shareef Abdur-Rahim (2) Vancouver Grizzlies
March Marcus Camby Toronto Raptors
April Allen Iverson (2) Philadelphia 76ers
1997–98
November Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs
December Tim Duncan (2) San Antonio Spurs
January Tim Duncan (3) San Antonio Spurs
February Tim Duncan (4) San Antonio Spurs
March Tim Duncan (5) San Antonio Spurs
April Tim Duncan (6) San Antonio Spurs
1998–99[a]
February Paul Pierce Boston Celtics
March Vince Carter Toronto Raptors
April Vince Carter (2) Toronto Raptors
1999–00
November Adrian Griffin
Lamar Odom
Boston Celtics
Los Angeles Clippers
December Steve Francis Houston Rockets
January Elton Brand Chicago Bulls
February Elton Brand (2) Chicago Bulls
March Steve Francis (2) Houston Rockets
April Elton Brand (3)
Steve Francis (3)
Chicago Bulls
Houston Rockets
2000–01
November Kenyon Martin New Jersey Nets
December Marc Jackson Golden State Warriors
January Marc Jackson (2) Golden State Warriors
February Mike Miller Orlando Magic
March Kenyon Martin (2)
Mike Miller (2)
New Jersey Nets
Orlando Magic
April Courtney Alexander[b] Washington Wizards

2001–present[edit]

Year Month Player(s) Team(s) Player(s) Team(s)
Eastern Conference Western Conference
2001–02
November Jamaal Tinsley Indiana Pacers Pau Gasol Memphis Grizzlies
December Brendan Haywood Washington Wizards Shane Battier Memphis Grizzlies
January Richard Jefferson New Jersey Nets Pau Gasol (2) Memphis Grizzlies
February Trenton Hassell Chicago Bulls Jason Richardson Golden State Warriors
March Jamaal Tinsley (2) Indiana Pacers Pau Gasol (3) Memphis Grizzlies
April Željko Rebrača Detroit Pistons Gilbert Arenas Golden State Warriors
2002–03
November Caron Butler Miami Heat Drew Gooden[c] Memphis Grizzlies
December Jay Williams Chicago Bulls Yao Ming Houston Rockets
January Caron Butler (2) Miami Heat Amar'e Stoudemire Phoenix Suns
February Caron Butler (3) Miami Heat Yao Ming (2) Houston Rockets
March Caron Butler (4) Miami Heat Manu Ginóbili San Antonio Spurs
April Carlos Boozer Cleveland Cavaliers Amar'e Stoudemire (2) Phoenix Suns
2003–04
November LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers Carmelo Anthony Denver Nuggets
December LeBron James (2) Cleveland Cavaliers Carmelo Anthony (2) Denver Nuggets
January LeBron James (3) Cleveland Cavaliers Carmelo Anthony (3) Denver Nuggets
February LeBron James (4) Cleveland Cavaliers Carmelo Anthony (4) Denver Nuggets
March LeBron James (5) Cleveland Cavaliers Carmelo Anthony (5) Denver Nuggets
April LeBron James (6) Cleveland Cavaliers Carmelo Anthony (6) Denver Nuggets
2004–05
November Emeka Okafor Charlotte Bobcats Devin Harris Dallas Mavericks
December Emeka Okafor (2) Charlotte Bobcats Beno Udrih San Antonio Spurs
January Ben Gordon Chicago Bulls J. R. Smith New Orleans Hornets
February Ben Gordon (2) Chicago Bulls J. R. Smith (2) New Orleans Hornets
March Ben Gordon (3) Chicago Bulls J. R. Smith (3) New Orleans Hornets
April Emeka Okafor (3) Charlotte Bobcats Shaun Livingston Los Angeles Clippers
2005–06
November Channing Frye New York Knicks Chris Paul New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
December Charlie Villanueva Toronto Raptors Chris Paul (2) New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
January Andrew Bogut Milwaukee Bucks Chris Paul (3) New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
February Raymond Felton Charlotte Bobcats Chris Paul (4) New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
March Raymond Felton (2) Charlotte Bobcats Chris Paul (5) New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
April Raymond Felton (3) Charlotte Bobcats Chris Paul (6) New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
2006–07
November Adam Morrison Charlotte Bobcats Rudy Gay Memphis Grizzlies
December Jorge Garbajosa Toronto Raptors Randy Foye Minnesota Timberwolves
January Andrea Bargnani Toronto Raptors Brandon Roy Portland Trail Blazers
February Andrea Bargnani (2) Toronto Raptors Brandon Roy (2) Portland Trail Blazers
March Wálter Herrmann Charlotte Bobcats Brandon Roy (3) Portland Trail Blazers
April Shelden Williams Atlanta Hawks Tarence Kinsey Memphis Grizzlies
2007–08
November Al Horford Atlanta Hawks Kevin Durant Seattle SuperSonics
December Yi Jianlian Milwaukee Bucks Kevin Durant (2) Seattle SuperSonics
January Jamario Moon Toronto Raptors Kevin Durant (3) Seattle SuperSonics
February Al Horford (2) Atlanta Hawks Luis Scola Houston Rockets
March Al Horford (3) Atlanta Hawks Kevin Durant (4) Seattle SuperSonics
April Ramon Sessions Milwaukee Bucks Kevin Durant (5) Seattle SuperSonics
2008–09
November Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls O. J. Mayo Memphis Grizzlies
December Derrick Rose (2) Chicago Bulls Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder
January Brook Lopez New Jersey Nets Eric Gordon Los Angeles Clippers
February Brook Lopez (2) New Jersey Nets Russell Westbrook (2) Oklahoma City Thunder
March Derrick Rose (3) Chicago Bulls Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves
April Michael Beasley Miami Heat O. J. Mayo (2) Memphis Grizzlies
2009–10
November Brandon Jennings Milwaukee Bucks Tyreke Evans Sacramento Kings
December Brandon Jennings (2) Milwaukee Bucks Tyreke Evans (2) Sacramento Kings
January Brandon Jennings (3) Milwaukee Bucks Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
February Jonas Jerebko Detroit Pistons Darren Collison New Orleans Hornets
March Brandon Jennings (4) Milwaukee Bucks Stephen Curry (2) Golden State Warriors
April Terrence Williams New Jersey Nets Stephen Curry (3) Golden State Warriors
2010–11
November Landry Fields New York Knicks Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers
December Landry Fields (2) New York Knicks Blake Griffin (2) Los Angeles Clippers
January John Wall Washington Wizards Blake Griffin (3) Los Angeles Clippers
February John Wall (2) Washington Wizards Blake Griffin (4) Los Angeles Clippers
March John Wall (3) Washington Wizards Blake Griffin (5) Los Angeles Clippers
April John Wall (4) Washington Wizards Blake Griffin (6) Los Angeles Clippers
2011–12[d]
December Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers Ricky Rubio Minnesota Timberwolves
January Kyrie Irving (2) Cleveland Cavaliers Ricky Rubio (2) Minnesota Timberwolves
February Kyrie Irving (3) Cleveland Cavaliers Isaiah Thomas Sacramento Kings
March Kyrie Irving (4) Cleveland Cavaliers Isaiah Thomas (2) Sacramento Kings
April Ivan Johnson Atlanta Hawks Kenneth Faried Denver Nuggets
2012–13
November Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Charlotte Bobcats Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers
December Bradley Beal Washington Wizards Damian Lillard (2) Portland Trail Blazers
January Bradley Beal (2) Washington Wizards Damian Lillard (3) Portland Trail Blazers
February Dion Waiters Cleveland Cavaliers Damian Lillard (4) Portland Trail Blazers
March Jonas Valančiūnas Toronto Raptors Damian Lillard (5) Portland Trail Blazers
April Chris Copeland New York Knicks Damian Lillard (6) Portland Trail Blazers
2013–14
November Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia 76ers Ben McLemore Sacramento Kings
December Victor Oladipo Orlando Magic Trey Burke Utah Jazz
January Michael Carter-Williams (2) Philadelphia 76ers Trey Burke (2) Utah Jazz
February Victor Oladipo (2) Orlando Magic Nick Calathes Memphis Grizzlies
March Michael Carter-Williams (3) Philadelphia 76ers Gorgui Dieng Minnesota Timberwolves
April Michael Carter-Williams (4) Philadelphia 76ers Trey Burke (3) Utah Jazz

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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