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Rose, Love share monthly rookie honors

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Derrick Rose and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love today were named the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in March.

Rose ranked first among rookies in assists (5.9 apg) and minutes (38.7 mpg), second in scoring (16.9 ppg) and third in free throw percentage (.851). The first-year guard led the Bulls in scoring three times, rebounding twice and assists 11 times. Rose posted seven games with at least 20 points and 10 games with six or more assists.

Love ranked first among rookies in rebounds (9.6 rpg) and third in scoring (15.8 ppg) for the month. In addition, Love scored double digits in 14 of 17 games in March, 20 or more points three times and recorded nine double-doubles. For the season, he leads all rookies in rebounding (8.9 rpg) and double-doubles (24).

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Good for D. Rose, it would have been nice for him to win Rookie of the Year, but I don't think he will get it.

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