NBA All-Rookie Teams 2021: The league announced its 2020-21 All-Rookie teams before the playoff game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets, and Rookie of the Year winner LaMelo Ball and runner-up Anthony Edwards were the headliners.
They were accompanied by Tyrese Haliburton of the Sacramento Kings, Saddiq Bey of the Detroit Pistons, and Jae’Sean Tate of the Houston Rockets on the first team.
Immanuel Quickley of the New York Knicks and Desmond Bane of the Memphis Grizzlies headlined the second team:
Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards were unanimously selected to the 2020-21 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Full voting results below.
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) June 18, 2021
NBA All-Rookie Teams 2021: LaMelo Ball stats
Ball averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 assists, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 35.2 percent from three-point range on his way to the Rookie of the Year.
While he did a little bit of everything, his passing stood out the most with the ability to unleash perfectly placed ones across the court and fit them through small windows in transition to set his teammates up to score.
NBA All-Rookie Teams 2021: Anthony Edwards Stats
Edwards averaged 19.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 32.9 percent from three-point range.
He consistently put defenders on highlight reels with his ability to fly through the air and throw down monster dunks. The future may also be bright in Minnesota if he continues to develop his game alongside Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell.