Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball and Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton have been named the NBA Rookies of the Month for games played in December and January.
Ball, the No. 3 overall pick, started his first game with Charlotte on Monday. He’s averaging 12.2 points, 6.1 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals over his first 21 games in the NBA.
Haliburton, who was selected with the 12th overall pick, has been a spark for the young Kings this season with averages of 10.7 points, 5.4 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 28.8 minutes over his first 18 games.
The Kia NBA Rookies of the Month for December and January! #KiaROTM
— NBA (@NBA) February 2, 2021
𝐑𝐎𝐎𝐊𝐈𝐄 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐇
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) February 2, 2021
🕺🏽 243 Points
🛸 118 Rebounds
💕 121 Assists
🕺🏽 2 Double-Doubles
🛸 1 Triple-Double
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) February 2, 2021