Ball played 51 games this season and only started 31, as James Borrego started him off the bench this season.
He averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 assists, and 5.9 rebounds. Before he was injured, he helped the Hornets to the fourth seed.
He led in assists and steals out of all rookies this season.
They weren't able to maintain that position and dropped to the Play-In Tournament. The Hornets had a tough end to the season with injuries.
Despite Ball returning from his fractured wrist, they were still without their best player in Gordan Hayward. So their decline isn't that surprising.
Ball missed 21 games this season and was still given the award over Edwards.
Edwards averaged 19.3 points throughout the season, in a Minnesota team that has gone through a lot this season.
He especially stepped up after the All-Star break, when he averaged 23.8 points per game whilst shooting 45% from the field.
The 13th overall pick had a very strong rookie year, despite not receiving any first-place votes for Rookie of the Year.
He shot 40.9% from three, and 47.2% from the field.
Melo unquestionably had a great rookie year, and so did Edwards and Haliburton.
The future of the NBA looked bright this year, and it will be great to see how develop going forward.