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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

Position: Shooting guard

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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Philadelphia 76ers

Position: Point guard/forward

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?
Kyle Kuzma Los Angeles Lakers

Position: Power forward

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Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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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?
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Bogdan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Muzaffer Seyranlı added Sacramento Kings

Position: Shooting guard

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Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Jordan Bell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Minnesota Timberwolves

Position: Power forward, Center

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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Lonzo Ball New Orleans Pelicans

Position: Point guard

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Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Atlanta Hawks

Position: Power forward

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Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
New Orleans Pelicans

Position: Shooting guard

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OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Frank Ntilikina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Milos Teodosic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Los Angeles Clippers
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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Brooklyn Nets

Position: Center

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

Position: Shooting guard / Small forward

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Justin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dallas Mavericks

Position: Small forward

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Terrance Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Oklahoma City Thunder

Position: Shooting guard

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Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Zach Collins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year?