This season’s NBA rookie class has made an immediate impact. Here is a look at some of the players who are turning heads, via an NBA release.Ben Simmons, 76ers: The top pick in the 2016 NBA Draft (16.4 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 7.4 apg) is the third player in NBA history to do the following: 1.) record a triple-double within his first four games; and 2.) register at least 80 points, 50 rebounds and 30 assists in his first five games.
Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma, Lakers: Ball owns the highest-scoring game by a rookie this season (29 points at Phoenix on Oct. 20) and is tied for fourth in the NBA in assists with 9.0 per game. Kuzma, the 27th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, is averaging 14.5 points on 53.5 percent shooting from the field. Jayson Tatum, Celtics: A starter since opening night, Tatum is averaging 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in four games.
Ben Simmons wasted no time recording his first career triple-double ? pic.twitter.com/Gqtx36uqoS— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 24, 2017