May 12, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) in the second half of game seven of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. Lakers won 96-87. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
"The Manimal" - aka Kenneth Faried - became the first Nugget since Carmelo Anthony in 2004 to make the NBA's All-Rookie First Team. It's well deserved and further cements Faried as one of the great draft steals (he was selected 22nd overall in 2011) in recent memory. Other notable All-Rookie First Team Nuggets include Nene Hilario (2003), Antonio McDyess (1996), LaPhonso Ellis (1993) and Dikembe Mutombo (1992).