What The NBA Rookie Survey Says About This Crop And A Diss At Steph Curry


2019 NBA Draft

At the annual Rookie Photo Shoot NBA.com surveyed this rookie class. In addition to the questions about their fellow rookies, they answered a few about the current player they most admire and what they're expecting as they make the jump to the NBA. Marc and Scott run through the results and give their best guesses as to what they mean, plus Marc brings up that this group of rookies doesn't think very highly of Steph Curry.

Here are the results from the survey:

Who will be the 2019-20 Kia Rookie of the Year?

1. Zion Williamson, New Orleans -- 35%

2. Ja Morant, Memphis -- 27%

3. R.J. Barrett, New York -- 5%

    Cam Reddish, Atlanta -- 5%

Which rookie will have the best career?

1. Cam Reddish, Atlanta -- 19%

2. Ja Morant, Memphis -- 16%

3. De'Andre Hunter, Atlanta -- 11%

4. R.J. Barrett, New York -- 5%

    Jaxson Hayes, New Orleans -- 5%

    Coby White, Chicago -- 5%

    Zion Williamson, New Orleans -- 5%

Which rookie was the biggest steal at where he was selected in the Draft?

1. Bol Bol (44), Denver -- 19%

    Kevin Porter Jr. (30), Cleveland -- 19%

3. Carsen Edwards (33), Boston -- 5%

    Nassir Little (25), Portland -- 5%

    Isaiah Roby (45), Dallas -- 5%

    Coby White (7), Chicago -- 5%

    Grant Williams (22), Boston -- 5%

Which rookie is the most athletic?

1. Zion Williamson, New Orleans -- 87%

2. Brandon Clarke, Memphis -- 8%

Which rookie is the best shooter?

1. Tyler Herro, Miami -- 33%

2. Kyle Guy, Sacramento -- 29%

3. Cameron Johnson, Phoenix -- 13%

4. Ty Jerome, Phoenix -- 8%

5. Jordan Poole, Golden State -- 4%

What will be the biggest adjustment for you, playing in the NBA?

1. Speed or pace of the game -- 40%

2. Physicality (athleticism, size and strength of opponents) -- 21%

    Schedule/Length of season -- 21%

4. Lifestyle/Time management -- 12%

Also receiving votes: Longer 3-point distance, Playing NBA defense

Who is your favorite player in the league?

1. LeBron James, L.A. Lakers -- 38%

2. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn -- 20%

3. Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers -- 8%

    Damian Lillard, Portland -- 8%

5. Devin Booker, Phoenix -- 5%

    James Harden, Houston -- 5%

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