NBA rookies-MON0218

ON THIS POST:

  • Rookie watch

    -- Top 15 1st-round picks

    -- Top 10 scoring leaders

    -- Rebounds, assists, steals, blocks

    3-points shooting

    -- All-time rookie records


02182019-NBA-ROOKIES.jpg

ROOKIE WATCH


16.5, 10.5, 7.4

Points, rebound, assist

averages for No. 1 2018 pick Deandre Ayton of Phoenix

20.7, 7.2, 5.6

Points, rebound, assist

averages for No. 3 2018 pick

Luka Doncic of Dallas

2018 NBA DRAFT: HOW
TOP 15 HAVE FARED
PLAYER TM PPG RPG APG
Deandre Ayton PHO 16.5 10.5 7.4
Marvin Bagley III SAC 13.3 6.9 1.0
Luka Doncic DAL 20.7 7.2 5.6
Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM 13.8 4.7 1.1
Trae Young ATL 16.9 3.3 7.6
Mo Bamba ORL 6.2 5.0 0.8
Wendell Carter Jr. CHI 10.3 7.0 1.8
Collin Sexton CLE 15.1 7.0 1.8
Kevin Knox NY 12.5 4.3 0.9
Mikal Bridges PHO 8.2 3.1 1.8
Shai Gilgeous-
Alexander
LAC 10.1 2.7 3.0
Miles Bridges CHA 6.5 3.5 1.0
Jerome Robinson LAC 3.3 1.1 0.3
Michael Porter Jr. DEN 0 0 0
Troy Brown Jr. WAS 2.4 1.3 0.9


9

Of the league 85 rookies

averaging double figures;

4 at 15 pts or above

ROOKIE SCORING LEADERS
PPG PLAYER TM G MIN
20.7 Luka Doncic DAL 55 32.2
16.9 Trae Young ATL 58 30.0
16.5 Deandre Ayton PHX 53 30.9
15.1 Collin Sexton CLE 58 30.4
13.8 Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM 58 26.1
13.3 Marvin Bagley III SAC 43 24.2
12.5 Kevin Knox NYK 51 28.2
10.3 Wendell Carter Jr. CHI 44 25.2
10.1 Shai Gilgeous-
Alexander
LAC 59 25.8
9.9 Allonzo Trier NYK 51 22

Rookie points leaders

Rookie scoring records

  • 2,707: Wilt Chamberlain, 1959-60

  • 2,495: Walt Bellamy, 1961-62

  • 2,361: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1969-70


6

Rookies with more than

200 3-point shot attempts

2 with more than 300

  • 385: Luka Doncic, DAL

  • 321: Trae Young, ATL

  • 261: Landry Shamet, PHI

  • 251: Kevin Knox, NY

  • 244: Kevin Huerter, ATL

  • 230: Mikal Bridges, PHO


Rookie 3-point FGs made

Rookie records 3-pt FGs made

  • 158: Kerry Kittles, NJ, 1996-97

  • 155: Allen Iverson, PHI, 1996-97

  • 154: Matt Maloney, HOU, 1996-97


5

Rookies averaging

5-plus rebounds per game

  • 10.5: Deandre Ayton, PHO

  • 7.2: Luka Doncic, DAL

  • 7.0: Wendell Carter Jr., CHI

  • 6.9: Marvin Bagley III, SAC

  • 5.0: Mo Bamba, ORL


Rookie leaders in rebounds

Rookie rebound records

  • 1,941: Wilt Chamberlain, 1959-60

  • 1,500: Walt Bellamy, 1961-62

  • 1,491: Wes Unseld, 1968-69


4

Rookies averaging

3-plus assists per game

  • 7.6: Trae Young, ATL

  • 5.6: Luka Doncic, DAL

  • 3.3: De’Anthony Melton, PHO

  • 3.0: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, LAC


Rookie leaders in assists

Rookie assist records

  • 868: Mark Jackson, 1987-88

  • 690: Oscar Robertson, 1960-61

  • 689: Tim Hardaway, 1989-90


6

Rookies averaging

1-plus block per game

  • 2.1: Mitchell Robinson, NY

  • 1.4: Jaren Jackson Jr., MEM

  • 1.4: Robert Williams III, BOS

  • 1.4: Mo Bamba, ORL

  • 1.3: Wendell Carter Jr., CHI

  • 1.0: Marvin Bagley III, SAC


Rookie leaders in total blocks

Rookie block records

  • 397: Manute Bol, 1985-86

  • 319: David Robinson, 1989-90

  • 286: Shaquille O’Neill, 1992-93


3

Rookies averaging more than

1 steal per game

  • 1.5: Mikal Bridges, PHO

  • 1.5: De’Anthony Melton, PHO

  • 1.1: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, LAC


Rookie leaders in steals

Rookie record for steals

  • 211: Dudley Bradley, 1979-80

  • 209: Ron Harper, 1987-88

  • 205: Mark Jackson, 1987-88


Source: nba.com