NBA 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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11,099 5,512
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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12,277 7,473
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

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7,773 5,429
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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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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4,391 5,582
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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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Lonzo Ball Los Angeles Lakers

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2,548 3,115
Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Muzaffer Seyranlı added Bogdan Bogdanović Sacramento Kings

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Jordan Bell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jordan Bell Golden State Warriors

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Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Josh Jackson Phoenix Suns

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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
John Collins Atlanta Hawks

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OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
OG Anunoby Toronto Raptors

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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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Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Josh Hart Los Angeles Lakers

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Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Bam Adebayo Miami Heat

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Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Malik Monk Charlotte Hornets

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Milos Teodosic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Milos Teodosic Los Angeles Clippers

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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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Dillon Brooks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dillon Brooks Memphis Grizzlies

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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jarrett Allen Brooklyn Nets

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Frank Mason III is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Frank Mason III Sacramento Kings

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Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Justin Jackson 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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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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Terrence Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Terrance Ferguson Oklahoma City Thunder

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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

Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Sixth Man of the Year?

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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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318 1,053
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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Tyler Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Tyler Dorsey Atlanta Hawks

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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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Jabari Bird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jabari Bird Boston Celtics

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Tony Bradley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Tony Bradley Utah Jazz

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Thomas Bryant is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Thomas Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

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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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215 757
Antonio Blakeney is listed (or ranked) 38 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) 39 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Kadeem Allen Boston Celtics

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194 750
Brandon Paul is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Sterling Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Sterling Brown Milwaukee Bucks

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D. J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
D. J. Wilson Milwaukee Bucks

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Jawun Evans is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jawun Evans Los Angeles Clippers

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Mike James is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Derrick White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Derrick White San Antonio Spurs

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Justin Patton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Justin Patton Minnesota Timberwolves

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Damyean Dotson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Damyean Dotson New York Knicks

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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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Ike Anigbogu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Ike Anigbogu Indiana Pacers

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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