PBT Extra: Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell in two-man race for Rookie of the Year


The NBA Rookie of the Year race is down to two: Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell.

Speaking to media member voters, they seem torn (for the record, I am one of those voters). It’s going to be close and the final weeks may help decide it.

However, in a Twitter poll done for this video, fans voted overwhelmingly for Mitchell, 67 percent to 29 percent (with 4 percent going to “the field,” which we will assume are just die-hard Celtics/Lakers fans who want to pimp Jayson Tatum or Kyle Kuzma; those guys are not winning it).

ROY is one of the two toughest decisions on the postseason award ballot this year (the other is the All-NBA guard selections: 10 players, at least, are deserving but there are just six slots). It will be interesting to see how it plays out.