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Anthony Edwards loses NBA Rookie of the Year to Charlotte's LaMelo Ball

Charlotte guard LaMelo Ball beat out Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards for the league's Rookie of the Year award, according to a report from ESPN.

Ball led the Hornets to the play-in tournament. He missed 21 games during the season because of a wrist injury, and averaged 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists.

Edwards played in all 72 Wolves games and averaged 19.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists. Ball was the slightly more efficient scorer with a true shooting percentage — a metric that takes into account the value of threes and free throws — of 54%.