June 24, 2024

Brandin Podziemski, a rookie for the Warriors, says he is “upset” that Trayce Jackson-Davis was left off of the All-Rookie Team by one vote.
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The rookie seasons of Brandin Podziemski and Trayce Jackson-Davis were notable high points in the Golden State Warriors’ otherwise dismal campaign. Both players played significant minutes in their first season, surpassing the typical benchmarks set by former Golden State rookies.

Due to Jackson-Davis’ close miss by one vote on the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team, Podziemski’s great play won him a berth on the team, but his happiness was short-lived.

After the Warriors chose Jackson-Davis 57th overall in the 2023 NBA Draft, he was considered one of the steals of the class. For Golden State, he appeared in 68 games and averaged 7.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks. Even though his numbers aren’t particularly impressive, he made a significant impact, particularly as the team’s starting center during their late-season run for the Play-In Tournament. Jackson-Davis made an impact at the rim on both sides of the ball, helping the Warriors win the season 9-2 in the process.

Who could forget his season’s high point, a magnificent slam over Victor Wembanyama, the NBA Rookie of the Year?

Voters gave Trayce Jackson-Davis 42 points. Each of the 42 belonged to the second team and was worth one point. Memphis Grizzlies’ GG Jackson II garnered five first-team votes in addition to 33 votes for the second team, totaling 43 points as the fifth and last player on the All-Rookie Second Team.

At Chase Center and over Zoom on Monday, Podziemski told reporters, “It makes me upset for him.” “Everything has been experienced together.”

Jackson-Davis was added by the Warriors with the second-to-last overall pick in the second round, when they discovered the steal of the draft at No. 57 overall. Although the 6-foot-9 center had success throughout his four years at Indiana, Jackson-Davis’ advanced age of 23 was a liability. Jackson-Davis turned 24 in February.

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