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?
Utah Jazz

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

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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Named 2018 Rookie of the Year

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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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?
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?
Chicago Bulls

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

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Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Los Angeles Lakers

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

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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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Indiana Pacers

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Caleb Swanigan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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?
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?
Charlotte Hornets

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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?
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?
Los Angeles Lakers

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Los Angeles Clippers

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Sacramento Kings

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Milwaukee Bucks

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Milwaukee Bucks

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Los Angeles Clippers

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San Antonio Spurs

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Minnesota Timberwolves

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New York Knicks

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New Orleans Pelicans

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Indiana Pacers

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Memphis Grizzlies