The final stretch of the season has begun! There is still a lot of basketball to be played this season and the Rookie of the Year race is far from over. Luka Doncic has been at the forefront of that conversation for most of the season but over the last couple of weeks we have seen Marvin Bagley III, and others, come to life.
This edition of the rookie report will be a two-part series to account for the few games just after the All-Star break and leading into the first full week of NBA action. Let’s dive into Part 1…
With NBA All-Star Weekend looming to start the week, NBA was cut short this week with the weeks’ action ending on Thursday night. This week we’ll be checking in on Cleveland’s “young bull” Collin Sexton. Next, we’ll be checking in on Trae Young and his career night against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers. After that, we will head to the desert for DeAndre Ayton‘s 20-point performance against the Los Angeles Clippers.
NBA All-Star weekend is arguably the biggest event during the NBA season. Celebrities and fans flock to see the best shooting, dunking, and most exciting plays that you cannot see anywhere else. Continue reading →
Last week’s Rookie Report featured a break-out 30-point performance from Luka Doncic as well as some impressive scoring from Trae Young. We also checked in on the Pacers rookie guard Aaron Holiday and his performance in the wake of Victor Oladipo‘s injury.