Who Will Win The 2023 NBA Rookie of the Year?

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Vote up the best NBA Rookies in 2023.

Who will win the 2023 NBA Rookie of the Year? While the 2022 NBA Draft wasn't as hyped as previous years, the rookie class still features versatile guards, talented big men, and underrated international players. The 2023 NBA ROTY race will ultimately be determined by which young players had the biggest impact on their team's success. Who do you think will win the 2023 NBA Rookie of the Year Award?

According to Vegas odds, 2023 NBA ROTY favorites include Rockets power forward Jabari Smith Jr., Magic power forward Paolo Banchero, Kings small forward Keegan Murray, and Pistons shooting guard Jaden Ivey who has been quickly climbing the rookie rankings with his instant offense and tenacious defense.

Make your 2023 NBA ROTY predictions by voting the player most likely to win the Rookie of the Year 2023 award. 


  • Paolo Banchero
    Photo: orlando magic / instagram

    How he'll do it?

    Paolo is the #1 pick. He's supposed to win Rookie of the Year. The Magic drafted the power forward to be a franchise changing player. If it looks like the franchise is a-changing, then Paolo will get the nod.

    • Position: Power forward
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
    • Teams: Orlando Magic
  • Bennedict Mathurin
    Photo: Indiana Pacers / Instagram

    How he'll do it?

    The Pacers have a weird roster going into 2023. Oshae Brissett and Chris Duarte got a ton of wing minutes for the team last season. Mathurin should waltz into a starting role and be able to eat up minutes where he will show off his superb two-way play.

    • Position: Small forward
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
    • Teams: Indiana Pacers
  • Keegan Murray
    Photo: Bleacher Report / Twitter

    How he'll do it?

    As Harrison Barnes has shifted into a small ball four role over the last couple years, a clear spot for Keegan Murray has opened up in Sacramento's wing unit. Murray hopes to provide the Kings with instant impact offense and if he shows off great two-way play he'll have a shot at the ROY '23.

    • Position: Small forward
    • Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • Teams: Sacramento Kings
  • Shaedon Sharpe
    Photo: Portland Trail Blazers / Instagram

    How he'll do it?

    He'll do it by emerging as Portland's second guard alongside Damian Lillard. Going into this season, the Anfernee Simons hype train has left the station, but if Sharpe can claim the guard's starting spot, that'll mean he's probably good enough to be in ROY contention.

    • Position: Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: London, Ontario
    • Teams: Portland Trail Blazers