Twitter Reacts To Damian Lillard Winning Rookie Of The Year

Jan. 10, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey poses with point guard Damian Lillard (0) as Lillard was presented with the Western conference rookie of the month award for December 2012 before the game at the Rose Garden. The Blazers won the game 92-90. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

It is no surprise that Damian Lillard has taken down the Rookie Of The Year award. Portland Trail Blazers’ sixth pick of the 2012 draft surpassed all expectations and outshined all other rookies this year. He averaged 19 points, 6.5 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game. He also became just the third rookie to score 1,500 points and dish out 500 assists in his first year, joining Oscar Robertson and Allen Iverson.

Naturally, a lot of NBA people took their time to congratulate the young point guard through Twitter:

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