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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Deandre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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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Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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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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Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 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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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Allonzo Trier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
CunningVet added Allonzo Trier 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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Michael Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 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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Moritz Wagner is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 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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Kevin Huerter is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Josh Okogie is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Aaron Holiday is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 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

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Jalen Brunson is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Landry Shamet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Philadelphia 76ers Landry Michael Shamet is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Wichita State ...more

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Mitchell Robinson is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Los Angeles Lakers Sviatoslav "Svi" Mykhailiuk (born June 10, 1997) is a Ukrainian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected ...more

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Lonnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
San Antonio Spurs Lonnie Walker IV is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball for Reading High School in ...more

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Omari Spellman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Atlanta Hawks Omari Spellman (born July 21, 1997) 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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Hamidou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Robert Williams III is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Boston Celtics Robert Lee Williams III is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Texas A&M ...more

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Chandler Hutchison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Chicago Bulls Chandler Hutchison is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at Boise State. Hutchison posted ...more

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Harry Giles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
AustynL added Sacramento Kings Harry Lee Giles III (born April 22, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more

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Zhaire Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Philadelphia 76ers Zhaire Smith (born June 4, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Texas

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Devonte' Graham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Charlotte Hornets Devonte' Terrell Graham is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of ...more

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Džanan Musa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Brooklyn Nets Džanan Musa (born 8 May 1999) is a Bosnian professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) and weighing 215 ...more

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Isaac Bonga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Los Angeles Lakers Isaac Evolue Etue Bofenda Bonga (born November 8, 1999) is a German professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing 6 ft 9 in ...more

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Troy Brown Jr. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Washington Wizards Troy Randall Brown Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his senior year of high school, Brown was named a ...more

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Keita Bates-Diop is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Minnesota Timberwolves Keita Bates-Diop (born January 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Jevon Carter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Memphis Grizzlies Jevon Carter is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for West Virginia University ...more

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De'Anthony Melton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Phoenix Suns De'Anthony Melton (born May 28, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Houston Rockets in ...more

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Jerome Robinson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Los Angeles Clippers Jerome Robinson (born February 22, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected 13th overall in ...more

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Élie Okobo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Phoenix Suns Élie-Franck Okobo (born October 23, 1997) is a French professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall combo ...more

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Anfernee Simons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Portland Trail Blazers Anfernee Simons (born June 8, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played prep basketball for IMG ...more

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Gary Trent Jr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Portland Trail Blazers Gary Dajaun Trent Jr. (born January 18, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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Jarred Vanderbilt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Denver Nuggets Jarred Vanderbilt (born April 3, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball for ...more

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Jacob Evans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Golden State Warriors Jacob Evans III (born June 18, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Shake Milton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Philadelphia 76ers Malik "Shake" Milton is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Delaware Blue ...more

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Ray Spalding is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Dallas Mavericks Raymond Spalding (born March 11, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for

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Khyri Thomas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Detroit Pistons Khyri Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Creighton Bluejays. He was ...more

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George King is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Phoenix Suns George King Jr. (born January 15, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Northern ...more

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Chimezie Metu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year?
San Antonio Spurs Chimezie Metu is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the USC Trojans. As a ...more