2017 sports Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?  

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The 2017-2018 NBA season welcomed many talented rookies from all over the world, but only one player can be crowned the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year. During their first year in the league, the best NBA rookies will rise above the rest. A strong NBA debut can lead to a bright future in basketball, so these top NBA rooks must step up their game to hang with the pros. Considering the NBA rookie ladder, what are your 2018 Rookie of the Year predictions? How do you think these rooks compare to the 2018 Draft Class

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball had been hyped up even before joining the league, thanks to his overzealous dad, LaVar Ball. The number two draft pick displayed great prowess during the summer, even being named Summer League MVP, but did he perform as well as other rookies during the regular season? Other 2018 ROTY contenders include Markelle Fultz, Jayson Tatum, De'Aaron Fox, and Dennis Smith, Jr.

Sidelined due to injuries, 2016 number one pick Ben Simmons is considered a rookie for the 2017-18 season. Other sleepers who are potential ROTY candidates and climbing the ladder rankings are Kyle Kuzma, Malik Monk, Donovan Mitchell, Justin Jackson, and Caleb Swanigan. 

Vote for the player you think deserves to be the 2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year. Make your 2018 NBA ROTY predictions, add any deserving NBA rookies missing from this list, and then make your 2018 NBA Playoffs predictions

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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz

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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

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9,730 4,925
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

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7,164 4,877
Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Kyle Kuzma Los Angeles Lakers

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4,401 4,975
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dennis Smith Jr. Dallas Mavericks

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Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Lauri Markkanen Chicago Bulls

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4,001 5,046
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
De'Aaron Fox Sacramento Kings

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2,338 2,742
Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Muzaffer Seyranlı added Bogdan Bogdanović Sacramento Kings

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4,525 6,806
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Lonzo Ball Los Angeles Lakers

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Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Josh Jackson Phoenix Suns

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Jordan Bell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jordan Bell Golden State Warriors

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OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
OG Anunoby Toronto Raptors

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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
John Collins Atlanta Hawks

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Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Markelle Fultz Philadelphia 76ers

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Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Bam Adebayo Miami Heat

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Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Josh Hart Los Angeles Lakers

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Milos Teodosic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
TRENT13 added Milos Teodosic Los Angeles Clippers

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Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Malik Monk Charlotte Hornets

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Frank Ntilikina is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Frank Ntilikina New York Knicks

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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jarrett Allen Brooklyn Nets

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Dillon Brooks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dillon Brooks Memphis Grizzlies

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Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jonathan Isaac Orlando Magic

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Justin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Justin Jackson Sacramento Kings

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Frank Mason III is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Frank Mason III Sacramento Kings

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Luke Kennard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Luke Kennard Detroit Pistons

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Terrence Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Terrance Ferguson Oklahoma City Thunder

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Semi Ojeleye is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Semi Ojeleye Boston Celtics

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476 1,042
Zach Collins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Zach Collins Portland Trail Blazers

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T. J. Leaf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
T. J. Leaf Indiana Pacers

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294 950
Caleb Swanigan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Caleb Swanigan Portland Trail Blazers

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241 786
Jabari Bird is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jabari Bird Boston Celtics

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354 1,065
Dwayne Bacon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dwayne Bacon Charlotte Hornets

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Thomas Bryant is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Thomas Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

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Tyler Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Tyler Dorsey Atlanta Hawks

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Tony Bradley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Tony Bradley Utah Jazz

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Sindarius Thornwell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Sindarius Thornwell Los Angeles Clippers

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Harry Giles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Harry Giles Sacramento Kings

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Brandon Paul is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dominic Dunham added Brandon Paul San Antonio Spurs

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Antonio Blakeney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
arnas added Antonio Blakeney Chicago Bulls

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Kadeem Allen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Kadeem Allen Boston Celtics

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Jawun Evans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jawun Evans Los Angeles Clippers

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Sterling Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Sterling Brown Milwaukee Bucks

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Mike James is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
arnas added Mike James Lamar Cardinals Men's Basketball

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D. J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
D. J. Wilson Milwaukee Bucks

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Damyean Dotson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Damyean Dotson New York Knicks

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Derrick White is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Derrick White San Antonio Spurs

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Ike Anigbogu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Ike Anigbogu Indiana Pacers

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Frank Jackson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Frank Jackson New Orleans Pelicans

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Justin Patton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Justin Patton Minnesota Timberwolves

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Ivan Rabb is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Ivan Rabb Memphis Grizzlies