Cleveland Cavaliers news: Bennett, Dellavedova receive no ROY votes

Feb 11, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Anthony Bennett (15) reacts against the Sacramento Kings at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland won 109-99. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

In news that shouldn’t come as a surprise, Cleveland Cavaliers rookie power forward and rookie guard Matthew Dellaveodva received no votes in the NBA Rookie of the Year polling. Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams won the award by receiving 104 of the possible 124 first-place votes and accumulating 569 total points . From the press release announcing Carter-Williams’ win:

Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers is the recipient of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2013-14 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, the NBA announced today. Carter-Williams, who became only the third rookie since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in scoring, rebounding and assists, received 104 of a possible 124 first-place votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada, finishing with 569 points.

The Orlando Magic’s Victor Oladipo finished second with 364 points (16 first-place votes) and Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz finished third with 96 points (one first place vote). Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.

Carter-Williams averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 6.2 rebounds, joining Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvan Adams (1975-76) as the only players since 1950-51 to pace all rookies in those three categories. He also joined Robertson and Magic Johnson as the only rookies in NBA history to average at least 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists. Carter-Williams also led all rookies in steals (1.86 spg, sixth in NBA).

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo came in second with 16 first place votes and 364 total points. Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke came in third with 96 points and one first place vote, Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee came in fourth with 58 points and two first place votes and New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. came in fifth with 23 points and one first place vote. Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Deng, Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes, Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannas Antetokounmpo and Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams also received points from second-place votes and third-place votes.

In 52 games, Bennett averaged 4.2 points per game and 3.0 rebounds in 12.8 minutes while 35.6 percent from the field. In 72 games, Dellavedova averaged 4.7 points per game while shooting 41.2 percent from the field and 36.8 percent on 3-pointers. You can view full media voting here. The full voting results are as follow, via Rob Mahoney of SportsIllustrated.com: 

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