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Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?

Updated July 23, 2019 157.1k votes 12.7k voters 108.4k views50 items
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The Dallas Mavericks' Luka Dončić was named the 2018-19 NBA Rookie of the Year after averaging 21.2 points per game, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.0 assists for a Mavericks team that missed out on the playoffs. Dončić started 72 games and averaged 32.2 minutes in his first season in the league.

Along with Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, who was the number one pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Dončić, who won the EuroLeague Championship and MVP Award at 19, was among the best players in the rookie class from the start of the season. Other players in the conversation for Rookie of the Year when the season began were Trae Young, Marvin Bagley III, Mohamed Bamba, and Michael Porter Jr.

The three finalists for the 2018-19 Rookie of the Year award were the winner Luka Dončić, the Phoenix Suns' Deandre Ayton, and the Atlanta Hawks' Young.

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    Luka Dončić

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionGuard, Small forward

    ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WINNER

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    Trae Young

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

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    Marvin Bagley III

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPower forward

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    Collin Sexton

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionPoint guard

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    Deandre Ayton

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionCenter, Power forward

    ROOKIE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

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  • Mitchell Robinson6
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    New York Knicks

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    NationalityAmerican

    PositionCenter

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    Memphis Grizzlies

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    Kevin Huerter

    Atlanta Hawks

    BirthplaceAlbany, New York, USA

    NationalityUSA

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    Dallas Mavericks

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    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    Los Angeles Clippers

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    PositionPoint guard

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    Mohamed Bamba

    Orlando Magic

    PositionCenter

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  • Kevin Knox12
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    Kevin Knox

    New York Knicks

    Positionpower forward

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  • Miles Bridges13
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    Charlotte Hornets

    NationalityAmerican

    PositionSmall forward, Shooting guard

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    Oklahoma City Thunder

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    NationalityUSA

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    Wendell Carter Jr.

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionPower forward, Center

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    Kostas Antetokounmpo

    Dallas Mavericks

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    Landry Shamet

    Los Angeles Clippers

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    New York Knicks

    PositionShooting guard

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    Josh Okogie

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionShooting guard

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    Mikal Bridges

    Phoenix Suns

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    Denver Nuggets

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    Washington Wizards

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    Indiana Pacers

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    Milwaukee Bucks

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    Memphis Grizzlies

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