Who is the NBA Rookie of the Year: Donovan Mitchell or Ben Simmons? | The Tylt
Who is the NBA Rookie of the Year: Donovan Mitchell or Ben Simmons?
All seemed lost for the Utah Jazz after Gordon Hayward left for greener pastures in Boston. Donovan Mitchell made sure the Jazz wouldn't miss a beat. The rookie out of the University of Louisville led the Jazz in scoring, providing a fearlessness that sparked Utah to a five-seed in the playoffs.
Ben Simmons isn't even a true rookie. Mitchell is the only choice for Rookie of the Year.
Simmons is one of the main parts of "The Process" in Philadelphia, and he has delivered since making his regular-season debut. Simmons may not have a jump shot, but he still has no problem scoring or finding lanes to drive and finish close to the basket. Still, his greatest asset may be his passing ability, showing off incredible instincts and vision in the Sixers' offense.
Embiid may get the fame, but Simmons is the gear that drives Philadelphia further.