After each long, grueling pro basketball season, sportwriters cast their votes for the player who had the best debut. How much do you know about famous NBA Rookies of the Year?
In the draft lottery era, only one second-round pick has ever won ROTY. That'd be Brodgon, who averaged 10.2 points per game with Milwaukee.
Carter-Williams is an exceptional point guard who averaged nearly 17ppg in his first year with the 76ers. He played about 34 minutes per game.
The Bulls were high on Rose, so they selected him with the number one pick. He played 81 games and averaged nearly 17ppg during his rookie season.
Lillard is often unstoppable on offense. During his rookie season with Portland, he averaged 19ppg and then won the ROTY award by unanimous decision.
New Orleans took Paul with the fourth draft pick. He responded by averaging about 16ppg. He's now a star player for the Clippers.
Griffin was one of the most highly touted players ever at Oklahoma. He played only two years of college ball and averaged nearly 23ppg before heading off to the draft.
Minnesota scored huge with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Both players were number one picks, and both went on to win ROTY.
It's true, Jordan was on fire right out of the gate -- he averaged more than 28ppg his rookie season. Later in his career, he averaged more than 37ppg.
Irving was clearly a star coming out of college. The Cavaliers picked him at number one, and he responded by earning ROTY honors.
Durant was a stellar player at Texas, where he played just a single season. That year, he averaged nearly 26ppg, and he garnered a reputation as one of the best pure shooters the game has seen in years.
Johnson was the first overall pick by the Lakers and led the team to a title in his very first season. But he wasn't picked as Rookie of the Year.
Johnson's rookie year was one for the ages ... but his archrival Larry Bird, of Celtics fame, beat him out of Rookie of the Year.
Wiggins played just one year of college ball ... at Kansas. He was too good to stay amateur and wound up as the number one draft pick.
Iverson is just 6 feet tall but can shoot the lights out. He won the NBA scoring title four times in his 14 seasons.
The Clippers drafted Griffin at the number one spot. In his very first game, he scored 20 points and grabbed a nearly mind-boggling 14 rebounds.
Duncan is regarded as one of the best power forwards in the history of the league. With his dependable offense and stalwart defense, he led the Spurs to five NBA titles.
Miller is a long-range bomber -- he makes three-point shots looks like a walk in the park. During his rookie season with Orlando, he shot better than 40% from downtown.
James was probably the most highly anticipated rookie in the history of the league. He averaged 40 minutes per game and scored more than 20ppg during his rookie campaign.
During his rookie season with Charlotte, Okafor had an amazing run, recording 19 straight double-doubles. Injuries forced him out the league, but he's attempting a comeback.
Wiggins played like a number one draft pick right away for the Timberwolves. He averaged 16.9ppg and 4.6 rebounds per game in his scintillating rookie season.
Brogdon played four standout years at Virginia. As a freshman, he averaged less than 7 points per game; as a senior, he averaged more than 18.
Bird was highly sought coming out of Indiana State, where he contended for the national title. The Celtics took him with the number six pick.
Gasol is an extraordinary player who grew up in Spain. He played his first year with Memphis but has bounced around from team to team.
Four very lucky teams have drafted Rookies of the Year in two consecutive seasons. They are Minnesota, Baltimore (Bullets), Buffalo (Braves) and Portland.
Seattle fans were screaming for joy at Durant's amazing rookie performance. Then, they all screamed in agony as the team relocated to Oklahoma City.
In 84-85, Jordan emerged from North Carolina and stole the ROTY award. He went on to win six NBA titles.
Bird averaged more than 20ppg in his rookie year, but for the next eight seasons, he kept improving. He eventually averaged nearly 30ppg while shooting nearly 53% from the field.
Roy was a standout guard for the Washington Huskies, where he averaged more than 20ppg during his senior year. He had a short career with Portland before retiring due to injury.
James was such a complete player out of high school that he didn't even play college basketball. He went straight to the pros and took the NBA by storm.
The Sacramento Kings took Evans as the fourth pick of the 2009 draft. Then they traded him to the Pelicans ... and now he's back with the Kings.