March 3, 2017, 6:13 am
Dario Saric becomes the first player not named Joel Embiid to win Eastern Conference Rookie of the month this season.
Saric averaged 17.0 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in February with four straight double-doubles at one point. He has no competition for minutes and should continue producing until the end of the season. With Saric, Embiid, Ben Simmons, Robert Covington and a potential top-5 pick this year, 76ers fans have a lot to be optimistic about.
On the Western side, Ferrell becomes the fourth player to win the award in as many months. After tying a rookie record with nine three pointers on February 3rd, he cooled off significantly but the Mavs think highly of him and he will continue to get solid minutes as the starting point guard. He should remain owned in 12-team formats.