NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2005 – Channing Frye of the New York Knicks and Chris Paul of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets today were named the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in November.
Frye, the eighth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, ranks second in scoring (14.2 ppg), field goal percentage (.511 percent) and blocks (.85 bpg) and third in rebounding (6.1 rpg) among rookies. Frye recorded 20-plus points in three consecutive games from Nov. 16-20, becoming the first Knick rookie to do so since Gerald Wilkins during the 1985-86 season and the first New York player to do so off the bench since Latrell Sprewell during the 1998-99 season.
Channing Frye, New York Knicks
Nov. 18 at Denver: Recorded a career-high 22 points, while adding eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in a 95-86 loss to the Nuggets.
Nov. 20 vs. Portland: Tallied 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting and had six points and one assist in a 103-92 win over the visiting Blazers.
Nov. 26 vs. Philadelphia: Recorded a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 105-102 overtime win over the visiting Sixers.
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