The Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA Rookie of the 12 months, the NBA introduced as we speak. The 6-Three guard is the second participant to win the Rookie of the 12 months Award with the Grizzlies, becoming a member of Pau Gasol (2001-02).
Morant acquired 99 first-place votes from a world panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters and earned 498 whole factors. Miami Warmth guard Kendrick Nunn completed in second place with 204 factors. New Orleans Pelicans ahead Zion Williamson acquired one first-place vote and completed in third place with 140 factors.