Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams has emerged as one of the top rookies to this point of the season, but the fourth overall pick isn’t all that concerned with his standing among his peers.
Williams is averaging 9.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 50 games with the Bulls. He is converting on 48% of his shot attempts from the field, including 38.7% from 3-point range, and has become a key player for the Bulls this season.
On Sunday, Williams was asked about potentially being named to the NBA All-Rookie First or Second Team and the 19-year-old brushed it off, according to Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago.
Patrick Williams, asked if making an All-Rookie team would mean a lot to him: “Not really. I don’t really play basketball for the accolades.”
— Rob Schaefer (@rob_schaef) April 11, 2021
The statement made by Williams certainly shows that the rookie is putting team success ahead of his own personal accomplishments. With the Bulls in a fight to make the playoffs, Williams knows that is the main objective and any personal accolades are not secondary to that goal.