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NBA Rookie Survey Results

The 2010-11 NBA Season is a little over a month away which gives the newest class of rookies some more time to mesh with their new teammates and learn more of what to expect come the regular season. However, the rookies have already weighed in on whom to look out for in their class this year.

During the 2010 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, which took place on August 17th, polled the rookies, asking them who will be the best of the bunch. Keep in mind that as a result of the University of Florida class of 2007 (Horford, Brewer, Noah, Richard, Green) players were not permitted to vote for themselves, their college teammates, or their current teammates.

Here are the results from the survey:

Question 1: Who will be the 2010-11 Rookie of the Year?


1. John Wall, Washington Wizards
2. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
3. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
4. Wesley Johnson, Minnesota Timberwolves

Question 2: Which rookie will have the best career?


1.  John Wall, Washington Wizards
2. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
4. Derrick Favors, New Jersey Nets
5. Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers
6. Wesley Johnson, Minnesota Timberwolves
Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons
Larry Sanders, Milwaukee Bucks

Question 3: Which rookie is being most overlooked?


1.  Lance Stephenson, Indiana Pacers
2. Luke Babbitt, Portland Trail Blazers
3. Devin Ebanks, Los Angeles Lakers
4. Jeremy Lin, Golden State Warriors
5. Craig Brackins, New Orleans Hornets
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
7. Jordan Crawford, Atlanta Hawks

Question 4: Which rookie is the most athletic?


1. Terrico White, Detroit Pistons
2. Paul George, Indiana Pacers
3. John Wall, Washington Wizards
4. Wesley Johnson, Minnesota Timberwolves
5. Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
Elliot Williams, Portland Trail Blazers

Question 5: Which rookie is the best shooter?


1. Luke Babbitt, Portland Trail Blazers
2. Jordan Crawford, Atlanta Hawks
Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz
4. James Anderson, San Antonio Spurs
Andy Rautins, New York Knicks
6. Lazar Hayward, Minnesota Timberwolves
Xavier Henry, Memphis Grizzles

Question 6: Which rookie is the best defender?


1. Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics
2. Hassan Whiteside, Sacramento Kings
3. Lazar Hayward, Minnesota Timberwolves
Ekpe Udoh, Golden State Warriors

Question 7: Which rookie is the best playmaker?


1. John Wall, Washington Wizards
2. Eric Bledsoe, Los Angeles Clippers
Jordan Crawford, Atlanta Hawks
Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers

Question 8: Which rookie is the funniest?


1. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
2. Tiny Gallon, Milwaukee Bucks
3. Cole Aldrich, Oklahoma City Thunder

Question 9: What will be the biggest adjustment for you playing in the NBA?


1. Length of schedule
2. Speed or style of play
3. Lifestyle and time management
Size and strength of opponents
5. Amount of travel
Decrease in role or playing time
Preparation and conditioning

Question 10: Who is your favorite player in the league?


1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
2. LeBron James, Miami Heat
3. Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets
4. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

Note: John Wall, the first pick by the Washington Wizards, has a lot to live up to as his peers voted him number 1 in three categories: rookie of the year, best career, and best playmaker.

To see more of the voting results check out “No. 1 pick Wall earns respect from other rookies in survey” by John Schuhmann of


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