This is a fascinating rookie class in the NBA and the winner of the Rookie of the Year race could come from anywhere.
Last season, it was former No. 1 pick Ben Simmons winning the award, with Utah’s Donovan Mitchell a fast-closing second. It wouldn’t a shock if the No. 1 pick wins out again this year and Deandre Ayton wins the award for the Suns. But the other guys at the top of the draft board — Luka Doncic, Trae Young, among others — will be in position. Farther down the draft board, as Mitchell was last year, keep an eye on Wendell Carter Jr. of the Bulls and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Clippers.
I talk about all of it in this latest PBT Extra and make my ROY prediction.