The Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in February.
Turner, who earned Rookie of the Month honors for the first time, ranked third among East first-year players in scoring (13.4 ppg), rebounding (6.6 rpg) and minutes (29.8 mpg). He also shot 51.0 percent from the field, the second-best mark for East rookies.
Towns, the Western Conference winner for the fourth month in a row, led all rookies in scoring (21.1 ppg), rebounding (11.8 rpg) and minutes (34.6 mpg), and ranked third in field goal percentage (53.7) and blocked shots (1.64 bpg). He posted double-doubles in nine of 11 games, including a 30-point, 15-rebound performance in a 112-110 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb. 27.
Other nominees for the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month were Denver's Emmanuel Mudiay and Nikola Jokic, the Los Angeles Lakers' D'Angelo Russell, New York's Kristaps Porzingis, Philadelphia's Jahlil Okafor and Phoenix's Devin Booker.