The discussions for Rookie of the Year have already started, with some players appearing as obvious candidates while others are working to outperform their draft positions. The roles and situations of the players will have a significant influence in determining the probability of winning the Rookie of the Year award. Below are a few of the potential candidates.
Zion was the number one pick in this year’s draft. He plays for New Orleans Pelicans. His physical attributes alone are enough to make him among the top candidates for Rookie of the Year award. His speed and explosiveness can make him shine on both ends of the court. The forward who weighs 285 pounds can dominate the court as much as he wants to, which probably is why he took the first slot in the draft.
Statistics usually play a significant role when it comes to determining who’s the Rookie of the Year. With that said, Morant is likely to put up the best stats in this season. The only limitation for him shining in other ways is that he plays for one of the weakest rosters in the league. However, that doesn’t stop him from utilizing his athleticism and passing abilities.
The projected key stats for Darius are quite impressive, probably the reason why he made it to the top five picks in the draft. He is expected to play alongside Sexton, who has fantastic ball-handling skills and creates numerous assist opportunities. That will help him put up great stats of his own.
The performance of Tyler during the summer league was awe-inspiring that he is likely to enjoy a lot of playtime during the regular season. There is a likelihood of him pushing more than 20 minutes per game. The coach is likely to use him for shot-making plays, which will help him garner stats.