Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio and forward Derrick Williams were both honored by the NBA.  Rubio made the NBA rookie first team while Williams made the rookie 2nd team.  Rubio averaged 10.6 points and 8.2 assists a game while Williams averaged 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds a game in 2011-2012.

Kyrie Irving of Cleveland was the lone unanimous pick to the NBA All-Rookie team.  He averaged 18 points and 5 assists in game in 2011-2012.