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Oladipo, Calathes named top rookies for February

<p>Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladpio and Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes were named Eastern and Western Conference rookies of the month, respectively, for February.</p>

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladpio and Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes were named Eastern and Western Conference rookies of the month, respectively, for February.

Oladipo averaged 4.9 assists and 1.92 steals per game to lead all rookies while ranking second in points (14.7) and fifth in rebounds (4.4) throughout the month of February.

The 21-year-old Indiana product posted at least 20 points four times in the month, including on Feb. 21 when he went off for 30 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in a 129-121 win over the New York Knicks.

Calathes, a 2009 second-round pick out of Florida, recorded 10-plus points and five-plus assists in six straight games for the Grizzlies from Feb. 5-18, becoming just the fourth player in team history to ever post such a streak.

He ranked second in the Western Conference with averages of 10.7 points and 4.6 assists per game.

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