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1.03.2008

yi named nba's rookie of the month



Milwaukee forward Yi Jianlian of China, along with Kevin Durant, were named this week as December's top NBA rookies: China's Yi takes NBA rookie honour.

Yi, who was picked sixth by the Bucks in NBA draft, averaged 12.1 points and 6.6 rebounds last month. For the NBA season, Yi is averaging 11 points a game, second only to Seattle's Durant among newcomers.

He also leads rookies in field goal percentage with .503 and is third in minutes per game with 30.6. In addition, he scored a career-high 29 points in a 103-99 win over Charlotte on December 22. Awesome.

More here: Yi, Durant Named Rookies of the Month.