Sport Rookie of the Year Race: LaMelo Ball, Tyrese Haliburton lead the way
NBA awards odds: LaMelo Ball is a star and he's crushing the rookie of the year race
The Minnesota Timberwolves probably have some regrets. Ball has been fantastic for the Charlotte Hornets, who took him with the third overall pick. Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman, the first two picks of the draft, have had their moments but they have not been as impactful as Ball. If you track the betting market to project who is favored to win the major awards, you can have only one takeaway: The NBA rookie of the year race is over. Ball is going to win, barring a crazy turn of events. LaMelo Ball the clear ROY favorite Ball is an overwhelming -400 to win NBA rookie of the year at BetMGM. Things can change. Ball could get injured.
Itwhen the consensus public opinion was that the 2020 NBA draft .
Executives around the league wereabout LaMelo Ball, specifically. Some had questions about whether or not he had a . Others were worried that he was during the pre-draft process.
Flash forward, however, and Ball is arguably enjoying one of the best first seasons in NBA history thus far and is the bonafide leader of our Rookie of the Year rankings. That just goes to show you how much the perception of a player can change in a short amount of time.
Complete NBA All-Star starter voting, from LeBron James to Nate Hinton
LeBron James led the NBA in All-Star starter voting by fans (5,922,554), fellow players (214) and media (100). But despite winning the overall fan vote for the fifth straight year, something he previously said drove him him to compete hard in All-Star games, LeBron is not enthused about going to Atlanta for this year’s event. Nate Hinton received no player or media All-Star votes and just 238 fan votes, the fewest in the NBA. But he’s not far removed from just being happy to hear his name called on draft night. Not as an actual selection. But by the Mavericks, who called to sign him as undrafted free agent.
Gallery: Houston Rockets player grades for 2020-21 season through February (SMG)
Like our, every member of our team voted on their personal Top 10 rankings for Rookie of the Year. We averaged out the results to get a cumulative ranking from the HoopsHype staff.
All relevant statistics are accurate as of March 2, 2021 and are pulled from Basketball-Reference, RealGM or NBA.com unless noted otherwise.MORE:
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