Sacramento Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton was named to the NBAâs All-Rookie First Team today, which was fully expected following his third place finish in the Rookie of the Year race. Haliburton is joined by Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, JaeâSean Tate, and Saddiq Bey.
Tyrese Haliburton named to the NBA All-Rookie first team. pic.twitter.com/yG1UIM04P8
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The only surprise here is that one of the 99 voters didnât put Haliburton on the first team. Full ballots get published tomorrow, so we will update this post at that time with the name of the individual who deserves mocking.
The Sacramento Kings released a statement from Kings GM Monte McNair regarding the news:
âWe are incredibly thrilled that Tyrese has earned this well-deserved selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team,â said Kings General Manager Monte McNair. âHe embodies tremendous qualities both on and off the court, and we look forward to seeing his continued growth in Sacramento.â
The last Kings player to make All-Rookie first team was Marvin Bagley.
Update: Full votes are now viewable online, and it turns out that it was Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix who did not put Tyrese Haliburton on the All-Rookie First Team. He gave first team votes to Ball, Edwards, Bey, Desmond Bane, and Immanuel Quickley. What a joke.