Ja Morant, Kendrick Nunn Headline All-Rookie Team

Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, who previously won the Rookie of the Year award, was the only player unanimously selected to this year’s All-Rookie First Team, the league announced in a press release.  A panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters selected the team.

Heat guard Kendrick Nunn collected the second-most First Team votes (98) and total points (197). Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke, Pelicans forward and top overall draft pick Zion Williamson, and Warriors forward Eric Paschall rounded out the First Team.

Morant and Clarke became the first Grizzlies duo named to the All-Rookie First Team since the 2001/02 season, when Pau Gasol and Shane Battier earned the honor. Nunn is the first Heat player named to the First Team since Michael Beasley in 2008/09.

Heat guard Tyler Herro, Raptors guard Terence Davis II, Bulls guard Coby White, Hornets forward P.J. Washington, and Wizards forward Rui Hachimura gained All-Rookie Second Team honors.

Knicks wing and third overall pick RJ Barrett finished 13 points behind Hachimura for the final spot on the Second Team, with Sixers forward Matisse Thybulle narrowly missing a spot as well.

The voting was conducted based on regular-season games played prior to the restart.

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21 thoughts on “Ja Morant, Kendrick Nunn Headline All-Rookie Team

  1. Sillivan

    Eric Paschall is First Team,and now he has Some trade value
    Let’s trade him and Anthony Edwards for a good rookie contract

  2. x%sure

    Paschall may be forgotten about this time next year. Herro would have looked better on team 1: 2 Grizzlies 2 Heat and in the long run, probably Terence Davis.

      • x%sure

        And about everything else as well, statistically. He seemed like an oasis of calmness and strength this year, but may just look slow next year and at 24yo.

    • hiflew

      Meh. The All Rookie team is not about future value. It’s about who was the best 5 rookies during their rookie campaign. Paschall was even if it was simply because the Warriors had no better healthy options.

  3. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    Hoping my hometown Grizz can build off the momentum from this season. Things look pretty bright for now…

      • ABStract

        No ones responsible for more anti knicks propaganda than the the knicks organization itself
        They’ve been absolutely terrible in just about every way possible for decades
        Why is this the era of blaming the media for accurately reporting events? How dare they!

        • realistnotsucker

          Media Is the one always putting out fake rumors then blaming the Knicks for the boy pulling it off

  4. DeathbyDeathwest

    Why is Zion first team?!

    Which mindless writer scored him as ROY over Morant? Dude played 24 games limping up and down the floor through them all.

    • azcrook

      ESPN hype glorifies Williamson….he is a good player…….but, can he stay on the floor consistently……only time will tell about his future value to his team

    • El Don

      Funny how Zion limping was a historically good rookie, Morant wasn’t!

    • illowa

      Morant 100 this time. I want that voters name too that voted for zion. Vendetta engaged.

  5. El Don

    1) Zion, Clarke, Morant, Hachimura & Paschall
    2) Washington, K-Nunn, Herro, RJ & MPJ

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