LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, Tyrese Haliburton, Jae’Sean Tate and Saddiq Bey comprised this year’s All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced on Thursday in a press release.
Ball, who was named Rookie of the Year on Thursday, led first-year NBA players in assists (6.1 APG) and steals (1.59 SPG) and ranked second in scoring (15.7 PPG) and rebounding (5.9 RPG) for the Hornets. Edwards, the No. 1 pick in the draft by the Timberwolves, averaged a rookie-high 19.3 PPG.
The Kings’ Haliburton ranked third among rookies in scoring (13.0 PPG) and second in assists (5.3 APG). Bey, the 19th overall pick, made a rookie-high 175 three-pointers for the Pistons. Tate, who went undrafted in 2018 and played in Australia last season, averaged 11.3 PPG and 5.3 PPG for the Rockets.
Ball and Edwards were the only unanimous First Team selections, receiving 99 of 99 potential First Team votes. Haliburton got 98, while Bey had 63 and Tate received 57.
Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley narrowly missed out on the top five, having earned 51 votes for the First Team.
Here are both All-Rookie teams in full, with their voting point totals notes in parentheses. Players received two points for a First Team vote and one point for a Second Team vote.
2020/21 All-Rookie First Team:
- LaMelo Ball, Hornets (198)
- Anthony Edwards, Timberwolves (198)
- Tyrese Haliburton, Kings (197)
- Saddiq Bey, Pistons (162)
- Jae’Sean Tate, Rockets (154)
2020/21 All-Rookie Second Team:
- Immanuel Quickley, Knicks (148)
- Desmond Bane, Grizzlies (88)
- Isaiah Stewart, Pistons (71)
- Isaac Okoro, Cavaliers (53)
- Patrick Williams, Bulls (50)
Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo (42), Magic guard Cole Anthony (40), and Warriors center James Wiseman (24) were among the players who just missed the cut. Nine other players received votes — you can view the full voting results right here.
24 thoughts on “Ball, Edwards, Haliburton Head All-Rookie Team”
Congrats Saddiq!! Well deserved. He should have an asterix by his 3 point rookie total. He was about 14 behind the all time rookie leader D. Mitchell and had 10 less games to play than Mitchell did. Good chance he would have broken the record.
Hoped Beef Stew would get a first team nod. But second team is all good and well deserved aswell. Future looking bright Pistons. Now just for a little lottery luck next week!
Why???? He was injured too much. Gotta be available.
WTG IQ the steal of the draft.
There is a player named WTG IQ. He obviously didn’t make the all rookie team. Then again, you are a Yankee fan, what a mess that team is.
GSW front office drafting Wiseman with no plan for him, just vibes. Just what you love to see *eyeroll*
Marty the plan is to TRADE HIM.
It’s been that plan all along since the minute they called his name out. There is no chance to keep him and develop him while Curry is burning the end of his career. He was the most sure thing and had the most trade value possible on draft day. The other guys were question marks as far as trade asset. He was the best player for the Warriors to draft hands down, without question, and without a doubt.
The Warriors have Championship aspirations. Trading Wiseman away plus other stuff will hopefully get a championship piece. Anthony Edwards is not a championship wing yet. Lamelo ball is not a championship point guard yet.
The plan was to have a healthy Klay Thompson and Marquesse Chriss
Ben Simmons can’t be happy about being snubbed again.
Don’t you think that joke is getting a little stale?
Jokes about Ben Simmons being a rookie but then not mentioning others who did the same thing such as David Robinson, Larry Bird and Blake Griffin shows how little you know about NBA history
If IQ was the steal of the draft, then Tate was the steal of this year’s rookie class.
He totally deserved to make the All-Rookie team, and his teammate KJ Martin (also a steal at pick #52) would’ve gotten more consideration had he played more than 45 games after playing so much in the G-League. Anyone who says the Rockets have no young talent to build around doesn’t have a clue what they’re talking about.
Who is saying that? I guess you haven’t gotten enough attention today. You’ve been noticed. Go sulk in your corner.
So much young talent they won 17 gms. Cheap owner who doesn’t want to pay out. No LeVert cause didn’t want to pay. No Allen cause didn’t want to pay. Oladipo they thought they could flip. He flipped them off. Kelly will walk. Gave up Harden for late first rd picks. When they could of had two pieces in Allen n LeVert to build around. With Wood could of been a decent start. Add a healthy Wall. Could of should of.
You need to be drug tested everytime you post on here. Praising IQ’s for unproven players. Good grief. It’s a bad look for you. Lmao
Quickley 11ppg is the 1st rookie to take 300+3s while shooting 39%3pt 89%ft since HOFer Curry! He should’ve been 1st team all NBA rookie!
Congrats to Quickly, nice find late in rd.
Quite the joke these teams, I mean they should have been…
1/ LaMelo, Hali, Edwards, Tate & Stewart
2/ Cole, Bey, Williams, KMJ & Wiseman
IQ & Okoro are just hype, I wouldn’t even have put them in a 3rd if there was one… Williams just makes it in the 2nd ’cause there wasn’t anyone else, really disappointing season from him as well, again he seems only hype!
Facu should really be there. He’s the rookie to go furthest in the post season, starting for the red hot Nuggets.
He is 30 though so maybe they never seriously considered him.
Holding games played against Embiid/LBJ to argue for Jokic, yet Melo gets ROY over Edwards? Not consistent.
Jokic’s per game production was better (or at least as good) as Embid’s. Not close in the case of LaMelo, who played great in more games than Edwards even while missing many of his.
What about the NBA 2020/2021
All “Who the heck is that” Rookie Team ???
Way to go Warriors on that Wiseman pick. Looking sharp.
That’s what I’ve been trying to tell people Jess !! He was the only logical pick considering the two guards had a chance of failure. A 7-1 big man who runs the floor and is athletic and young with loads of potential still has major value as a trade asset. Not too shabby eh !!