NBA Rookies Vote Kris Dunn As Most Likely To Win Rookie Of The Year

by August 30, 2016
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The NBA Rookie Survey is out and the class of 2016 is showing Minneosta Timberwolves guard Kris Dunn major love. Dunn, who was drafted No. 5 overall, was voted by his peers as most likely to win Rookie of the Year for the upcoming season.

If that comes to fruition, Dunn will follow Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns as the third straight Minnesota player to win the award. The Providence graduate was also voted as the best defender and playmaker and the funniest rookie of the class.

Peep the full results via NBA.com’s John Schumann:

Who will be the 2016-17 Kia Rookie of the Year?

1. Kris Dunn, Minnesota — 29.0%
2. Brandon Ingram, L.A. Lakers — 25.8%
3. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia — 19.4%

Which rookie will have the best career?

1. Brandon Ingram, L.A. Lakers — 26.7%
2. Kris Dunn, Minnesota — 16.7%
3. Buddy Hield, New Orleans — 13.3%

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

1. Dejounte Murray (29), San Antonio — 16.1%
2. Tyler Ulis (34), Phoenix — 12.9%
T-3.Malcolm Brogdon (36), Milwaukee — 6.5%
Jaylen Brown (3), Boston — 6.5%
Kay Felder (54), Cleveland — 6.5%
Skal Labissiere (28), Sacramento — 6.5%
Thon Maker (10), Milwaukee — 6.5%
Isaiah Whitehead (42), Brooklyn — 6.5%

Which rookie is the most athletic?

1. Jaylen Brown, Boston — 38.7%
2.Brice Johnson, L.A. Clippers — 16.1%}
3.Marquese Chriss, Phoenix — 9.7%

Which rookie is the best shooter?

1. Buddy Hield, New Orleans — 65.7%
2. Jamal Murray, Denver — 20.0%

Which rookie is the best defender?

1. Kris Dunn, Minnesota — 23.5%
2. Gary Payton II, Houston — 20.6%
3. Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee — 17.6%

Which rookie is the best playmaker?

1. Kris Dunn, Minnesota — 29.4%
2. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia — 26.5%
3. Tyler Ulis, Phoenix — 20.6%

Which rookie is the funniest?

1. Kris Dunn, Minnesota — 15.2%
T-2. Diamond Stone, L.A. Clippers — 12.1%
Denzel Valentine, Chicago — 12.1%

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

1. Speed or pace of the game — 40.9%
2. Physicality (size and strength of opponents) — 21.2%
3. Lifestyle & time management — 18.2%
4. Length of season — 6.1%

Who is your favorite player in the league?

1. Kevin Durant, Golden State — 29.7%
T-2.Carmelo Anthony, New York — 9.4%
LeBron James, Cleveland — 9.4%
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City — 9.4%

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