Ja Morant, Zion Williamson lead All-Rookie teams
The 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie teams have been revealed and Ja Morant and Zion Williamson are the headliners.
The All-Rookie first team is Ja Morant, Kendrick Nunn, Zion Williamson, Brandon Clarke and Eric Paschall.
Meanwhile, the second team is Coby White, Tyler Herro, Terence Davis II, PJ Washington and Rui Hachimura.
2019-20 NBA All-Rookie teams:
First team: Ja Morant, Kendrick Nunn, Zion Williamson, Brandon Clarke, Eric Paschall
Second team: Coby White, Tyler Herro, Terence Davis II, PJ Washington, Rui Hachimura
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Morant won the 2020 Rookie of the Year Award. He averaged 17.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game in 67 starts while shooting 47.7 percent from the field, 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Williamson was a stud in the 24 games he appeared in after recovering from his knee surgery. The 2019 No. 1 overall pick put up 22.5 points, 6.3 boards and 2.1 dimes. He also shot 58.3 percent from the floor.
The NBA is in good hands with Morant and Williamson leading the way for the next decade or so. Hopefully, both youngsters stay healthy and can lead their respective teams to the playoffs. Both the Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans missed the postseason this campaign.
Morant and the Grizzlies lost the play-in game to the Portland Trail Blazers, while Williamson and the Pelicans were awful during the seeding games and fired head coach Alvin Gentry upon returning to New Orleans.
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