Last year’s Rookie of the Year race went an unexpected way, with Malcolm Brogdon getting it thanks to steady play on a good team, in a season that was a down year for the class.
Not this year — too many skilled rookies will have the ball in their hands and put up numbers this season. Someone is going to beat out deep competition to win the award this season.
In this PBT Extra I talk about the five guys I think most likely to win it, although honestly, I think three guys should be the betting favorites: Ben Simmons, Lonzo Ball, and Dennis Smith Jr. If you want a dark horse, watch Josh Jackson in Phoenix.