8 rookies other than Morant and Williamson in line to make an All-Rookie Team

RJ Barrett is averaging over 13 points per game. [Image Source: Flickr | Dan Garcia]
RJ Barrett is averaging over 13 points per game. [Image Source: Flickr | Dan Garcia]

Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn have played large roles on a Heat team currently fourth in the East.

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It seems like when people talk about this year’s rookie class, the only two names that are brought up are Ja Morant and Zion Williamson. While what both of them have done thus far in their first season is nothing short of phenomenal, there are other first-year players who have been producing.

Here are eight rookies other than Morant and Williamson who are making their case to be an All-Rookie Team member. Players are listed alphabetically.

Other rookies who didn’t quite make the list include Jaxson Hayes (Pelicans), Eric Paschall (Warriors), and De’Andre Hunter (Hawks).

1

RJ Barrett, Knicks

Selected by the Knicks third overall, Barrett has had his growing pains as he tries to find a more consistent shot (38.7 percent FG, 30.9 percent 3PT, 60.percent FT). He gives great effort on defense though, and is a very good rebounder at the shooting guard position.

2

Brandon Clarke, Grizzlies

The 21st overall pick, Clarke has played a vital role on a Memphis team that surprisingly holds the eighth seed in the West (averages of 12 points, 5.8 rebounds, 62.3 percent field goal shooting). According to ESPN, he will miss at least the next two weeks due to a quad injury he sustained on Monday.

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