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NBA.com’s John Schuhmann shared the site’s annual survey of the league’s rookie draft picks on Monday, and unsurprisingly, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is the pick to win Rookie of the Year.
Williamson, who won the Naismith Player of the Year Award in his lone season at Duke, received 35 percent of the vote. Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant wasn’t far behind at 27 percent, and New York Knicks forward RJ Barrett and Atlanta Hawks forward Cam Reddish each tallied 5 percent.
NBA.com also polled rookies on their favorite NBA player, and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James won for the third consecutive time and fourth overall. He landed 38 percent of the vote, with Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant second at 20 percent.
The entire list of winners and survey questions is as follows:
Rookie of the Year: New Orleans Pelicans F Zion Williamson (35 percent)
Best Career: Atlanta Hawks F Cam Reddish (19 percent)