All eyes on the rookies

All eyes on the rookies

January 4, 2021 0 By Sam Odeyemi

January 3, 2021

PlayerPoints Rebounds Assists
James Wiseman (GSW)11.6 ppg5.6 rpg0.2 apg
Anthony Edwards (MN)15.4 ppg2.4 rpg1.8 apg
LaMelo Ball (CHA)11.5 ppg4.3 rpg4.2 apg
Patrick Williams (CHI)10.2 ppg3 rpg1.0 apg
Tyrese Haliburton (SAC)10.6 ppg2.0 rpg4.4 apg
Source: ESPN


James Wiseman is putting up quality numbers as a starter. As he continues to adjust to the NBA, those numbers will only increase. Wiseman is making an impact defensively (2 blocks per game). Offensively he’s willing to make the three, which adds another element to the Warriors’ offense.

Anthony Edwards continues to put up great numbers for a young Minnesota team. Defensively he’s very active, averaging one steal per game. Edwards is a proven scorer at this level. He will have to improve in other areas to take another step in his growth.

LaMelo Ball doesn’t have the college experience like other rookies. Expect more inconsistency from him throughout this season. Ball is also playing behind guards Rozier and Graham with limited minutes. He’s scored in double figures the last few games.

Patrick Williams shows much promise as one of the youngest players in the NBA. He is very comfortable playing the midrange game as his three-point show develops. Defensively he can guard multiple positions.

Tyrese Haliburton has an excellent rookie season playing for a Sacramento team, looking to finally make the playoffs after coming up short the last few years. Haliburton is playing with much poise for a rookie. He’s currently in discussion for Rookie of the Year honors.


Figure 1-Anthony Edwards Source: NBC Sports

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Figure 2-James Wiseman Source: NBC Sports

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Figure 3-Patrick Williams Source: NBC Sports

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Figure 4-Tyrese Haliburton Source: NBC Sports

Figure 5-LaMelo Ball Source: USA Today