NBA Rookie of the Month: Victor Oladipo earns February honor

Victor Oladipo - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Magic guard now owns two Rookie of the Month trophies.

The NBA announced Wednesday that Victor Oladipo earned Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors for his performance in February. In 12 appearances, including six starts, the Orlando Magic guard averaged 14.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1.9 steals as Orlando went 5-7 on the month. The award win is Oladipo's second of the season, having previously earned top East rookie honors in December.

In the East, the other finalists for the monthly honor were Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams (16.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and one steal per game) and New York Knicks swingman Tim Hardaway Jr. (12.1 points and 2.1 rebounds). Carter-Williams earned Rookie of the Month honors for November and January.

Out West, Memphis Grizzlies point guard Nick Calathes earned Rookie of the Month honors. He posted 10.7 points, 4.6 assists, and 1.8 steals per game in February.

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