While Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell won the accolades of being the best rookie by his NBA brethren, 76ers’ Ben Simmons won the accolades of being the best rookie by his NBA critics. Ben Simmons is your 2017-2018 Rookie of the Year. Ben Simmons averaged 15.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 8.2 assists, and no threes a game in his second season—but first healthy one—in the NBA.
Donovan Mitchell averaged 20.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 2.4 threes a game. He helped lead the Utah Jazz to a playoff birth along with Rudy Gobert’s stout defense. At least Donovan is looking good.