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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 NBA rooks must step up their game to hang with the pros. What are your 2018 Rookie of the Year predictions? 

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has been hyped up even before joining the league, thanks to his overzealous dad, LaVar Ball. The number two draft pick has shown great prowess during the summer, even being named Summer League MVP. 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 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, and add any deserving NBA rookies missing from this list.  

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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz

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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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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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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
De'Aaron Fox Sacramento Kings

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Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Lauri Markkanen Chicago Bulls

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Jordan Bell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jordan Bell Golden State Warriors

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Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Malik Monk Charlotte Hornets

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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Lonzo Ball Los Angeles Lakers

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OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
OG Anunoby Toronto Raptors

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Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Josh Jackson Phoenix Suns

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Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jonathan Isaac Orlando Magic

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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
John Collins Atlanta Hawks

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Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Muzaffer Seyranlı added Bogdan Bogdanović Sacramento Kings

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Frank Ntilikina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Frank Ntilikina New York Knicks

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Frank Mason III is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Frank Mason III Sacramento Kings

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Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Markelle Fultz Philadelphia 76ers

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Luke Kennard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Luke Kennard Detroit Pistons

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Milos Teodosic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
TRENT13 added Milos Teodosic Los Angeles Clippers

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Justin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Justin Jackson Sacramento Kings

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Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Bam Adebayo Miami Heat

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Dillon Brooks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dillon Brooks Memphis Grizzlies

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Dwayne Bacon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dwayne Bacon Charlotte Hornets

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Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Josh Hart Los Angeles Lakers

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Semi Ojeleye is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Semi Ojeleye Boston Celtics

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Zach Collins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Zach Collins Portland Trail Blazers

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D. J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
D. J. Wilson Milwaukee Bucks

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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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Harry Giles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Harry Giles Sacramento Kings

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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jarrett Allen Brooklyn Nets

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Tony Bradley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Tony Bradley Utah Jazz

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Caleb Swanigan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Caleb Swanigan Portland Trail Blazers

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Jabari Bird is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jabari Bird Boston Celtics

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Kadeem Allen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Kadeem Allen Boston Celtics

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Mike James is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Terrence Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Terrance Ferguson Oklahoma City Thunder

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Thomas Bryant is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Thomas Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

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Justin Patton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Justin Patton Minnesota Timberwolves

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Sindarius Thornwell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Sindarius Thornwell Los Angeles Clippers

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Tyler Lydon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Tyler Lydon Denver Nuggets

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Derrick White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Derrick White San Antonio Spurs

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Brandon Paul is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Tyler Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Tyler Dorsey Atlanta Hawks

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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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Ivan Rabb is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Ivan Rabb Memphis Grizzlies

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Davon Reed is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Davon Reed Phoenix Suns

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Wesley Iwundu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Wesley Iwundu Orlando Magic

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Frank Jackson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Frank Jackson New Orleans Pelicans

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Sterling Brown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Sterling Brown Milwaukee Bucks