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Blake Griffin officially named NBA Rookie of the Year

Clippers forward Blake Griffin was given the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award Wednesday afternoon at the team's training complex.

Griffin received all 118 first-place votes and was the first unanimous pick for the rookie award since the Spurs David Robinson in 1990.

Griffin, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NBA draft, missed the entire 2009-10 season because of an injured knee. Because he didn't play that season he was considered a rookie for the 2010-11 campaign and he played in all 82 games for the Clippers and averaged 22.5 points and 12.1 rebounds a game.


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Photo: Blake Griffin goes to the basket against Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka. Credit: Larry W. Smith / EPA

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