Session 2, The Awards Segment, Part 1: Rookies
The Brook-Lin scribes are actively watching the playoffs keeping our sights on which free agents perform well and putting on our thinking caps for what this summer will bring. As the team gears up for the offseason we conducted a series of roundtable sessions reflecting back on the 2017-18 season.
In this the second segment the scribes make their selections for NBA Awards 2017-18. Additionally, we also take a look at if and when any Brooklyn Nets might find their names included in the end of season awards. In part one of the four part Awards Segment we dive into rookies with a view to Jarrett Allen‘s year and his ceiling.
Pick your top 3 candidates for Rookie of the Year.
Ben Simmons numero uno, Donovan Mitchell runner-up, Jayson Tatum tres. Each rookie showed more advanced skill in certain areas than expected too. Simmons thrived as perhaps the most versatile defender in the league already to add to his passing acumen. Mitchell acquitted himself impressively in a high usage offensive role by learning the craft of finishing layups over the behemoths of the NBA. And Tatum turned into an immensely valuable 3-and-D weapon for Boston to replace the sudden Gordon Hayward void.