Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for the games played during October and November. Porzingis ranks third among rookies in points (13.7) and second both in rebounds (9.3) and blocks (1.9) per game.
The 7-3 Latvian forward, the 4th overall pick in the draft, had eight double-doubles and scored 29 points in a game against Charlotte. He had seven blocks to go along with 24 points and 14 boards in a win over Houston.
Karl-Anthony Towns was named Rookie of the Month in the West.