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LaMelo Ball, Tyrese Haliburton named NBA rookies of the month

Feb 24, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Detailed view of the jersey uniform of Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) against the Phoenix Suns in the first half at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton and Hornets guard LaMelo Ball were once again named the NBA rookies of the month.

LaMelo Ball’s performance in February

LaMelo Ball has been on a tear in the month of February. He averaged 20.1 points, 6.7 assists, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.7 steals in 13 games played. He also averaged 34.7 minutes per game as a 19-year-old.

Feb 28, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) dribbles the ball against the Sacramento Kings in the first quarter at the Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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After a slow start to the season, the 3rd overall pick is now averaging 15.7 points, 6.4 assists, and 6 rebounds in 34 games played.

LaMelo Ball leads all rookies in points, assists, rebounds, and steals.

Tyrese Haliburton’s performance in February

Tyrese Haliburton has also been on a roll as of late, as he averaged 16.2 points, 5.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds on 51.3 FG% in 13 games played.

Feb 12, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) dribbles the ball against Orlando Magic forward Dwayne Bacon (8) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports
Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

The 12th overall pick is having a very impressive regular season. He is averaging 13.2 points, 5.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 30 games played. Without a doubt, he has been improving recently, as he is coming off his best month as a rookie.

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