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NBA Rookies Don’t Think Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball Will Win Rookie of the Year


The annual NBA Rookie Survey results are pretty interesting this year as majority of the Class of 2017 doesn’t think Lakers PG Lonzo Ball or Sixers PG Markelle Fultz will win Rookie of the Year this coming season. Mavs guard Dennis Smith Jr. is favored among rookies to win the Kia ROY award. Smith Jr. is considered one of the biggest steals in this years draft going No.9 overall to Dallas. Check out the full results below via NBA.com:

Who will be the 2017-18 Kia Rookie of the Year?

1. Dennis Smith Jr., Dallas — 25.7%

2. Lonzo Ball, L.A. Lakers — 20.0%

3. Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia — 17.1%

4. Kyle Kuzma, L.A. Lakers — 5.7%
Donovan Mitchell, Utah — 5.7 %
Ben Simmons, Philadelphia — 5.7%

Which rookie will have the best career?

1. Lonzo Ball, L.A. Lakers — 18.4%
Jayson Tatum, Boston — 18.4%

3. Josh Jackson, Phoenix — 10.5%
Dennis Smith Jr., Dallas — 10.5%

5. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento — 7.9%

6. Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia — 5.3%
Harry Giles, Sacramento — 5.3%
Ben Simmons, Philadelphia — 5.3%

Which rookie is the most athletic?

1. Dennis Smith Jr. Dallas — 43.6%

2. Terrance Ferguson, Oklahoma City — 12.8%

3. John Collins, Atlanta — 10.4%

4. Josh Jackson, Phoenix — 7.7%
Malik Monk, Charlotte — 7.7%

6. Jonathan Isaac, Orlando — 5.1%
Donovan Mitchell, Utah — 5.1%

Which rookie is the best shooter?

1. Luke Kennard, Detroit — 48.6%

2. Malik Monk, Charlotte — 13.5%

3. Terrance Ferguson, Oklahoma City — 10.8%

4. Kyle Kuzma, L.A. Lakers — 5.4%
Tyler Lydon, Denver — 5.4%

Which rookie is the best defender?

1. Josh Jackson, Phoenix — 26.3%

2. Jordan Bell, Golden State — 23.7%

3. Donovan Mitchell, Utah — 21.1%

4. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento — 10.5%

5. Davon Reed, Phoenix — 5.3%

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