When it came time for the All-Rookie Team, they were the only two unanimous first-team choices.
Ball and Edwards finished with 99 first-team votes from select media members, while the Kings’ Tyrese Haliburton finished with 98 first-team votes and one second-team vote.
Here is the full first and second teams, including their points from voters (two points for a first-team vote, one for second-team):
NBA All-Rookie Teams
LaMelo Ball (Charlotte), 198
Anthony Edwards (Minnesota), 198
Tyrese Haliburton (Sacramento), 197
Saddiq Bey (Detroit), 162
Jae’Sean Tate (Houston), 154
Other players receiving votes: Facundo Campazzo (Denver), Cole Anthony (Orlando), James Wiseman (Golden State), Payton Pritchard (Boston), Jaden McDaniels (Minnesota), Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia), Théo Maledon (Oklahoma City), Xavier Tillman (Memphis), KJ Martin (Houston), Chuma Okeke (Orlando), Devin Vassell (San Antonio), Aleksej Pokuševski (Oklahoma City).
Twitter outrage over All-Rookie Team snubs is an annual tradition, and this year Cole Anthony led the party.
I ain’t even gone lie y’all are mad disrespectful 😂😂😂 https://t.co/UnSCohol8y
— Cole Anthony (@The_ColeAnthony) June 18, 2021
It should be noted, plenty of players miss making either team and then have a significant impact the following season. One year ago, RJ Barrett (Knicks), Matisse Thybulle (76ers), and Mikal Bridges (Suns) did not get All-Rookie nods and had big impacts this season.