LaMelo Ball’s Potential R.O.T.Y. Season

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  • James Wiseman #33 of the Golden State Warriors boxes out Anthony Edwards #1.

  • Tyrese Haliburton #0 of the Sacramento Kings works against Carmelo Anthony #00

  • Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves goes up for a dunk.

  • LaMelo Ball #2 of the Charlotte Hornets looks on during the first half.

With the NBA starting back up and everyone participating, the rookies are showing out. With the number one pick, Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves, coming off the bench, he has started adapting to the league, averaging 24.8 minutes per game and averaging just over 12 points per game. Though he hasn’t been shooting well from the field or from three-point territory, he is a good free-throw shooter and has a lot of upside for himself later in his career.

The second pick, in seven-foot James Wiseman, has had a lot of mentoring from his teammate, Draymond Green. Though he hasn’t had a consistent role on the team yet, he has just recently posted his new career-high of 25 points in a win against Anthony Edwards. He is averaging 12 points per game in just 25 minutes which accumulates to 21 points per game for his per 36 minutes. He is a very exciting and young player with lots of potential.

Tyrese Haliburton, a guard for the Sacramento Kings, has proven to be the real deal. With many concerns on if his shot would translate to the NBA from college, he proved that it would carry over. He is shooting almost 41% from three and 46.5% from the field, which is very efficient for any NBA player. He is averaging just under 11 points per game and five and a half assists in 29 minutes of play. Tyrese was the rookie of the month for the west, beating out James Wiseman and Anthony Edwards. With being the 12th pick in the draft, he is one of the biggest steals from the 2021 NBA draft.

At the 25th pick, Immanuel Quickley is another steal in the draft. Being taken by the New York Knicks, Quickley is averaging 12.6 points per game in just 19.7 minutes of action. Shooting 41% from the field, 36% from three, and over 94% the free throw line, Quickley may be the man in New York for years to come and prove to be a dominant force in the league soon.

Lamelo Ball, being the third pick in the draft, has blossomed on the Charlotte Hornets with his new teammate Gordon Hayward. He became the youngest player to earn a triple-double in NBA history and has had some very good games recently, though he is an inconsistent player. He recently started in his first game and the Hornets won, along with winning rookie of the month in the East.

Lamelo Ball is top five in points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game, and steals per game. He is even at the top of the NBA rookie ladder, with Tyrese Haliburton at second and James Wiseman at third. Ball has always had cameras around him, both at his basketball games and off the court with his family’s show called, “Ball In The Family.” Lamelo is not new to fame but he is new to the NBA and everyone is watching how he performs.