Live up to the top 2021 NBA draft pick hype

Evan Mobley # 4 of the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers fires the Cad Cunningham # 2 of the Detroit Pistons at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on November 12, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.  The cavalry defeated the Pistons 98-78.
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The 2021 NBA Rockies were some of the best in the league.

They’ve all seen success at various levels in the association, but the number of up-and-coming superstars is already showing great promise after the first season.

And now the NBA has made its statement because the All-Rookie First team was announced on Wednesday.

The All-Rookie First Team highlights the best of the best and this year’s team is full of the biggest names in the league.

2021-2022 NBA All-Rookie First Team Toronto Raptors led the best rookie of the year by Scotty Burns.

Along with the Burns, the team includes Ked Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons and Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets.

Evan Mobley of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Franz Wagner of the Orlando Magic both made the list.

The collection of players was met with applause and joy … and there was some frustration.

Giddy can’t get it

Some NBA fans on online and television were somewhat surprised to see a name not on the list: Oklahoma City Thunder’s Josh Gide.

Giddy had a great season and even broke a few records (he is now the youngest NBA star to post two straight triple-doubles) but he had to stay in the All-Rookie second team.

Players like Chris Duart of Indiana pacer, Bonus Highland of Denver Nuggets and many more joined Gide.

Even with a few complaints, the All-Rookie First Team is undoubtedly great.

In fact, the collection of first- and second-team players is some of the best the NBA has seen over the years.

Each of these young men is doing an incredible job and they are committed to continuing it.

This is going to be an exciting few years for the league.

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