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Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?  

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dallas Mavericks

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WINNER

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

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

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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Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
voting closed at #3 Sacramento Kings
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Deandre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Deandre Ayton Phoenix Suns

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

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) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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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?
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Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
voting closed at #8 Los Angeles Clippers
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Kevin Knox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Mitchell Robinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Kevin Huerter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Kostas Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Jalen Brunson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Hamidou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Landry Shamet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Allonzo Trier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Josh Okogie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Michael Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Moritz Wagner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Aaron Holiday is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Grayson Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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Donte DiVincenzo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
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