Morning Roundup: Trae Young named unanimous NBA All-Rookie selection
Atlanta Hawks guard and former Oklahoma All-American Trae Young was one of two unanimous selections for the 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie First Team, announced Tuesday by the league.
Young, who was No. 1 among rookies and fourth in the NBA in assists per game (8.1), and Dallas’s Luka Doncic were the only players to receive all 100 first-team votes. Joining them on the All-Rookie First Team are Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton, Memphis’s Jaren Jackson Jr. and Sacramento’s Marvin Bagley III.
Doncic and Young were Nos. 1 and 2 in rookie scoring, posting 21.2 and 19.1 points per game, respectively. Each are among the finalists for NBA Rookie of the Year, which will be announced June 24 at the NBA Awards in Los Angeles.
The All-Rookie voting was also an impressive reflection on Oklahoma native Allonzo Trier's first season in the NBA. Trier received 10 second-team votes from participating media members.
Undrafted out of Arizona, Trier — who played for homeschool programs Oklahoma City Storm and Tulsa NOAH — caught on with the Knicks as a two-way player before having his deal converted to a two-year contract in December.
Trier averaged 10.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 64 games, shooting 39.4 percent from 3-point range.
Source: Pats, Edelman agree to two-year extension
A person familiar with the situation says the New England Patriots have reached an agreement on a two-year extension with receiver Julian Edelman.
The deal is worth $18 million and includes an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million in guaranteed money.
Report: Suh finalizing 1-year deal with Buccaneers
Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is finalizing a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Shefter.
Suh, who played for the Los Angeles Rams last season, would replace former Oklahoma star Gerald McCoy.
McCoy, a six-time Pro Bowler, was released by the Buccaneers on Monday after nine seasons.
Sue Bird needs surgery, will be out indefinitely
Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird needs arthroscopic surgery on her left knee and will be out indefinitely, another big blow for the defending WNBA champs.
The Storm said Tuesday that the 11-time All-Star has a loose body in her knee. Bird will undergo surgery in Connecticut in the near future and will return to Seattle for rehab.
The news about Bird is the third significant setback for Seattle in recent weeks. Reigning league MVP Breanna Stewart is out for the season after tearing her Achilles tendon playing overseas. The status of head coach Dan Hughes is uncertain. He underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his digestive tract.
Staff and wire reports