NBA Rookie of the Year 2013-2014: Who are these kids?

You can see my backpack in his pic, and Seth R. - USA TODAY Sports

Looking at the 80 rookies of this 2013-2014 season

If you've been following along in the stream (and I hope you are) then you've noticed that I started off by talking about the qualitative aspects and benefits of winning the Rookie of the Year (ROY) award. In the last post I went hard into the quantitative averages that every since ROY winner has put up. I grouped it by era, and we found some trends.

In this post we're looking at the actual 2013-2014 NBA Rookie Class. These kids are special to me because I've been with them for their first NBA steps. I watched them in college. I may or may not have had contact with some during that time period. They were as nervous as I was at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. I got a chance to reconnect with the green room attendees in Manhattan at their hotel. And in Brooklyn I got to interview a lot of them and welcome them to the league's crazier questions. I cannot tell you how many times in the last year I've typed the names "Solomon" "Crabbe" "Zeller" "Nemanja" and "Shabazz". The transition from NCAA "do not touch" prospects to actual NBA players has been fun for me. And worrisome. I'm like a mother hen trying to coax every one of my eggs to crack, and expose a healthy, strong chick from within it's ovoid prison. When I look at box scores and see Plumlee only played one minute I feel bad for him, and his per game averages. It's strange.

And I guess that works because I'm a strange guy. After all, how many other people do you know who have a spreadsheet of 80 players that details enough information you'd think I was stalking them.

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I know these rookies as men, as well as knowing them as reductionalist abstractions, set to two decimal places. I don't get to watch each of them play every night, but I feel compelled to chronicle their journeys as rookies. Does that mean I know who is going to be ROY this year? I have an idea . . . but it's only post #3 in this series. Hold on!

So out of the 60 players who were picked in the 2013 NBA Draft:

  • 12 of 14 lottery picks are playing
  • 26 of 30 first rounders are in the NBA
  • Only 9 of 30 second rounders are playing
  • So that's only 35 of 60 from the 2013 NBA Draft class
  • . . . but wait . . . this year we have a number of players who are in the NBA from previous draft classes, or as undrafted players, working hard for their money
  • Over all there are 80 "rookies" to keep track of this year
  • And of that number, 59 have seen NBA action so far

Of that n=59 group of NBA Rooks this year the age range is from 19.04 years old to 31.38 years old. Because I apparently love crazy long lists . . . here's this year's rookie class.

NBA Draft
Rnd # Year Player Pos Age Team G Mins
1 1 1 2013 Anthony Bennett 4 3 20.76 CLE 19 193
2 1 2 2013 Victor Oladipo 2 3 21.62 ORL 25 785
3 1 3 2013 Otto Porter 3 20.54 WAS 4 48
4 1 4 2013 Cody Zeller 5 4 21.20 CHA 24 430
5 1 5 2013 Alex Len 5 20.50 PHX 4 31
6 1 6 2013 Nerlens Noel 5 4 19.68 PHI
7 1 7 2013 Ben McLemore 2 3 20.84 SAC 22 552
8 1 8 2013 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 2 3 20.82 DET 24 568
9 1 9 2013 Trey Burke 1 21.09 UTA 15 436
10 1 10 2013 C.J. McCollum 1 2 22.24 POR
11 1 11 2013 Michael Carter-Williams 1 2 22.18 PHI 15 551
12 1 12 2013 Steven Adams 5 4 20.39 OKC 23 371
13 1 13 2013 Kelly Olynyk 4 5 22.66 BOS 16 345
14 1 14 2013 Shabazz Muhammad 2 3 21.09 MIN 8 33
15 1 15 2013 Giannis Antetokounmpo 3 1 19.03 MIL 19 346
16 1 16 2013 Lucas Nogueira 4 5 21.39 ATL
17 1 17 2013 Dennis Schroeder 1 20.25 ATL 11 153
18 1 18 2013 Shane Larkin 1 2 21.21 DAL 12 158
19 1 19 2013 Sergey Karasev 3 2 20.14 CLE 12 108
20 1 20 2013 Tony Snell 2 3 22.10 CHI 18 336
21 1 21 2013 Gorgui Dieng 4 5 23.91 MIN 14 89
22 1 22 2013 Mason Plumlee 5 4 23.78 BKN 20 341
23 1 23 2013 Solomon Hill 3 22.75 IND 16 144
24 1 24 2013 Tim Hardaway Jr. 2 21.75 NYK 23 395
25 1 25 2013 Reggie Bullock 3 22.75 LAC 17 175
26 1 26 2013 Andre Roberson 4 22.03 OKC 9 93
27 1 27 2013 Rudy Gobert 5 21.47 UTA 17 182
28 1 28 2013 Livio Jean-Charles 4 20.11 SAS
29 1 29 2013 Archie Goodwin 2 19.33 PHX 22 235
30 1 30 2013 Nemanja Nedovic 2 1 22.50 GSW 18 124
31 2 31 2013 Allen Crabbe 2 21.70 POR 7 34
32 2 32 2013 Alex Abrines 2 3 20.37 OKC
33 2 33 2013 Carrick Felix 2 3 23.33 CLE 3 15
34 2 34 2013 Isaiah Canaan 1 22.56 HOU
35 2 35 2012 Glen Rice 2 3 22.96 WAS 11 109
36 2 36 2013 Ray McCallum 1 22.51 SAC 4 9
37 2 37 2013 Tony Mitchell 4 3 21.69 DET 9 34
38 2 38 2013 Nate Wolters 1 22.59 MIN 20 489
39 2 39 2013 Jeff Withey 5 4 23.78 NOP 11 61
40 2 40 2013 Grant Jerrett 4 5 20.44 POR
41 2 41 2013 Jamaal Franklin 2 22.41 MEM 9 77
42 2 42 2013 Pierre Jackson 1 22.30 PHI
43 2 43 2013 Ricky Ledo 2 3 21.27 DAL 6 16
44 2 44 2013 Mike Muscala 4 5 22.45 ATL
45 2 45 2012 Nick Calathes 1 2 24.85 MEM 17 219
46 2 45 2013 Marko Todorovic 4 5 21.65 HOU
47 2 46 2013 Eric Green 1 22.60 DEN
48 2 47 2013 Raul Neto 1 21.57 UTA
49 2 48 2013 Ryan Kelly 4 5 22.69 LAL 4 19
50 2 49 2013 Erik Murphy 5 23.14 CHI 11 31
51 2 50 2013 James Ennis 3 2 23.45 MIA
52 2 51 2013 Romero Osby 4 3 23.60 ORL
53 2 52 2013 Lorenzo Brown 2 23.31 PHI 13 142
54 2 52 2012 Ognjen Kuzmic 5 23.59 GSW 10 41
55 2 53 2013 Colton Iverson 5 4 24.46 BOS
56 2 54 2013 Arsalan Kazemi 4 23.64 PHI
57 2 55 2013 Joffrey Lauvergne 4 5 22.21 DEN
58 2 56 2013 Peyton Siva 1 23.15 DET 13 76
59 2 57 2013 Alex Oriakhi 4 23.48 PHX
60 2 58 2012 Robbie Hummel 3 24.78 MIN 20 243
61 2 58 2013 Deshaun Thomas 3 2 22.30 SAS
62 2 59 2013 Bojan Dubljevic 4 5 22.15 MIN
63 2 60 2013 Janis Timma 2 3 21.39 MEM
64 3 61 2012 Hollis Thompson 3 22.70 PHI 24 499
65 3 61 2013 Vitor Faverani 5 25.62 BOS 26 387
66 3 61 2013 Brandon Davies 4 5 22.39 PHI 23 284
67 3 61 2013 Phil Pressey 1 22.83 BOS 23 271
68 3 61 2010 Gal Mekel 1 25.79 DAL 19 228
69 3 61 2013 Matthew Dellavedova 2 1 23.27 CLE 16 222
70 3 61 2013 Pero Antic 4 5 31.38 ATL 14 163
71 3 61 2011 Dwight Buycks 1 24.78 TOR 12 121
72 3 61 2012 Miroslav Raduljica 5 25.95 MIL 12 103
73 3 61 2009 Dionte Christmas 3 27.25 PHX 13 95
74 3 61 2013 Luigi Datome 3 4 26.05 DET 13 86
75 3 61 2013 Ian Clark 2 1 22.78 UTA 8 70
76 3 61 2012 Toure' Murry 3 24.10 NYK 9 34
77 3 61 2010 Arinze Onuaku 4 26.42 NOP 3 25
78 3 61 2013 Elias Harris 3 24.45 LAL 2 11
79 3 61 2013 Dewayne Dedmon 5 24.35 GSW 4 6
80 3 61 2013 James Southerland 3 23.64 CHA 1 3

In the next post -- culling the herd from 80 to a much more manageable level.

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