NBA Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?  

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The 2018 - 2019 NBA season will welcome many talented rookies from all over the world, but only one player can be crowned the 2019 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 rookies must step up their game to hang with the pros. Considering the NBA rookie ladder, what are your 2018 - 2019 Rookie of the Year predictions? How do you think these rooks compare to the 2017 Draft Class

While Arizona center Deandre Ayton was the number one pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Slovenian player Luka Dončić, who won the EuroLeague Championship and MVP Award at 19, is known as one of the best players in his class. Other 2019 ROTY contenders include Trae Young, Marvin Bagley III, Mohamed Bamba, and Michael Porter Jr.

Vote for the player you think will win the 2018 - 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year, and add any promising NBA rookie candidates who deserve to be on this list. 

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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dallas Mavericks
Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team. Born in ...more

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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Atlanta Hawks
Rayford Trae Young is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. On ...more

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Deandre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Phoenix Suns
DeAndre Ayton is a Bahamian professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Conference in the ...more

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Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Alabama Crimson Tide. ...more

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Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley III is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils and ...more

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Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Michigan State ...more

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Kevin Knox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
New York Knicks
Kevin Knox II is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats and ...more

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Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Orlando Magic
Mohamed Bamba is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns. He is highly ...more

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Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Chicago Bulls
Wendell Andre Carter Jr. (born April 16, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Los Angeles Clippers
Shaivonte Aician Gilgeous-Alexander is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Charlotte Hornets
Miles Emmanuel Bridges is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Michigan State ...more

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Kostas Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dallas Mavericks
Kostas Ndubuisi Antetokounmpo (born November 20, 1997) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with ...more

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Allonzo Trier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
CunningVet added New York Knicks
Allonzo Brian Trier is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats. As a ...more

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Kevin Huerter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Atlanta Hawks
Kevin Huerter (born August 27, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Landry Shamet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Los Angeles Clippers
Landry Michael Shamet is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Wichita State ...more

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Josh Okogie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Minnesota Timberwolves
Joshua Aloiye Okogie (born September 1, 1998) is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a 6'3 shooting ...more

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Michael Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Denver Nuggets
Michael Porter Jr. (born June 29, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at the ...more

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Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats, winning ...more

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Hamidou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Oklahoma City Thunder
Hamidou Diallo is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. ...more

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Mitchell Robinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson (born April 1, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the 36th overall ...more

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Jalen Brunson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Villanova University, where he ...more

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Moritz Wagner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Los Angeles Lakers
Victor Moritz "Moe" Wagner (born April 26, 1997) is a German professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for ...more

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Donte DiVincenzo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo (born January 31, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Aaron Holiday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Indiana Pacers
Aaron Shawn Holiday is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins. The guard ...more

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Grayson Allen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Utah Jazz
Grayson James Allen is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at Duke University. During Allen's ...more