Did Blazers' Scoot Henderson get snubbed from an NBA All-Rookie selection?

Trail Blazers No. 3 overall pick Scoot Henderson didn't make an NBA All-Rookie Team, but should he have?
Mar 29, 2024; Miami, Florida, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Scoot Henderson (00)
Mar 29, 2024; Miami, Florida, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Scoot Henderson (00) / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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The case against Henderson making an NBA All-Rookie team

Henderson had a few breakout games showcasing his All-Star-level potential. But he also had some of the worst games a player has had in the NBA this season. One particular game that stands out is when Henderson finished with a plus/minus of -58, now the single-game record for the worst in the history of the NBA. 

While Henderson finished with solid points and assists averages, his turnovers and poor efficiency made it difficult to impact winning consistently. He averaged 3.4 turnovers per game while shooting an inefficient 38.5 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from three, both significantly below league at the point guard position.

One contributing factor to Henderson's low field goal efficiency is his lack of success finishing around the rim. The 6-foot-3 guard was great at utilizing his athleticism to get to the paint, which is largely what made him a No. 3 overall pick. But, to be more productive, Henderson needs to get much better at finishing his drives.

The points and assists are encouraging stats that suggest Henderson will have long-term success in the association. But their significance is negated if he's a high-volume scorer with a poor turnover rate. Effective point guards should maximize possessions, and Henderson's rookie year was not an ideal example of that.