PBT Awards: All-Rookie

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Kurt Helin

First team

Second team

This is an incredibly deep rookie class, there are guys on the second team that would have been first team many other years, and guys left off — Zach Collins, Bam Adebayo and others — who would have made the cut most years. (It’s possible I will still change my mind on some of the second team before formally voting.) The top four on the first team are fairly clear cut, and Markkanen has averaged 15.2/7.5 for the Bulls. On the second team, Collins has been an efficiency monster, and Anunoby has started 59 games for the top seed in the East and been crucial to their defense.

Dan Feldman

First team

  • Ben Simmons, 76ers
  • Donovan Mitchell, Jazz
  • Jayson Tatum, Celtics
  • Kyle Kuzma, Lakers
  • Lauri Markkanen, Bulls

Second team

The first four first-team picks were easy. The final spot came down to Lauri Markkanen and John Collins. Not much separated the other second-teamers and a few players who didn’t make the cut – Raptors guard O.G. Anunoby, Jazz forward Royce O’Neal and Heat center Bam Adebayo.