The NBA has today released the results the annual rookie survey, which asks the incoming players to answers questions about the upcoming season including who is most likely to win Rookie the Year, who will have the best career, who is their favorite current NBA player etc.
According to NBA.com, 20 different players were tabbed as the answer for one — or both — the first two questions: “Who will be the Rookie the Year” and “Which rookie will have the best career.” The most popular choices for 2018-19 Rookie the Year, however, were Phoenix Suns #1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton, and Cleveland Cavaliers point guard, Collin Sexton. Both players finished with 18% the vote, ahead Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic, and New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox, both whom received 9% the votes.
NBA.com notes that in the first nine years this survey, at least one player got at least 24% the Rookie the Year vote, including last year where 26% the rooks pegged Dennis Smith Jr. as the ROY. The only time the rookies actually got it right was in 2007 (the first year the survey), when Kevin Durant received 54% the vote.
Check out the results the annual NBA Rookie Survey below.
Who will be Rookie the Year?
Which rookie will have the best career?
Biggest steal the draft?
Favorite player in the NBA?