Ranking the top-10 NBA rookies and sophomores: Where is Cade Cunningham?

Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards (1) in action in the second half against the Detroit Pistons Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Top-10 rookies and sophomores in the NBA

#2: LaMelo Ball- Charlotte Hornets

A lot of people don’t like the Balls for various reasons, but you can’t deny that this kid is fun to watch.

He not only puts up huge all-around numbers (19.4 points 7.2 rebounds and 7.6 assists) while making his entire team better, but he does it with swagger, which is hard not to like.

The Hornets are the 7th seed in the East and one of the most fun teams to watch, mostly because of Ball and his wizard-like passing and scoring.

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He obviously has some flaws, as he is not a good defender, but he has improved just about everywhere else and has given the Hornets a star to build around for the first time in a while.

#1: Anthony Edwards- Minnesota Timberwolves

I think you could flip-flop these last two and you wouldn’t get any argument from me, as both guys have been great and have made their teams relevant after not being so for a long time.

Edwards can flat-out score, averaging 22.2 points per game while adding 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists. He’s jumped up to 37.6 percent from 3-point range on 8.7 attempts per game, solidifying the one part of his game people saw as a weakness.

He can defend, run the floor, and set up teammates and has lived up to the hype of being the number one pick in the draft. He’s finally given Karl-Anthony Townes a running mate and Timberwolves fans are excited about their team, which doesn’t happen often.

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