Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid and Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss have been named the Rookies of the Month for January. Embiid helped lead the 76ers to their best month in years at 10-5. The numbers of Embiid saw him average 23.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game to become the winner of the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month.
The West did not see such production from a rookie with Chriss winning the Western Conference award for Rookie of the Month. Chris averaged a modest 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. The career high of 20 points came for Chriss on January 3rd against the Memphis Grizzlies.