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

2
10,925 5,432
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

3
12,113 7,383
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

4
7,698 5,367
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

5
4,748 5,491
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

6
5,250 5,689
Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Lauri Markkanen Chicago Bulls

7
4,346 5,517
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

8
2,523 3,065
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

9
4,886 7,411
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

10
2,365 3,247
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

11
2,090 2,802
Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Josh Jackson Phoenix Suns

12
1,457 2,388
John Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
John Collins Atlanta Hawks

13
1,495 2,486
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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1,966 2,912
Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Markelle Fultz Philadelphia 76ers

The Best Current NBA Centers

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1,160 1,890
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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1,122 1,892
Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Bam Adebayo Miami Heat

17
1,304 2,349
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Malik Monk Charlotte Hornets

18
1,349 2,510
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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1,379 2,342
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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715 1,482
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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802 1,505
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

23
751 1,594
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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767 1,606
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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635 1,419
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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652 1,300
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

28
509 1,127
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

The Top Current NBA Players

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411 1,199
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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317 1,037
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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249 813
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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371 1,149
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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261 870
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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344 1,044
Thomas Bryant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Thomas Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

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286 861
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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237 800
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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297 987
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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214 746
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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260 842
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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193 739
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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182 667
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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Jawun Evans is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Jawun Evans Los Angeles Clippers

The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

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D. J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
D. J. Wilson Milwaukee Bucks

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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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189 689
Frank Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Frank Jackson New Orleans Pelicans

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Damyean Dotson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Damyean Dotson New York Knicks

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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