The National Basketball Association's Rookie of the Year Award is an annual National Basketball Association award given to the top rookie of the regular season. Initiated following the 1952–53 NBA season, it confers the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy, named after the former Philadelphia Warriors head coach. The winner is selected by a panel of United States and Canadian sportswriters and broadcasters, each casting first-, second-, and third-place votes. The player with the highest point total, regardless of the number of first-place votes, wins the award. The most recent Rookie of the Year winner is LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets. Twenty-one winners were drafted first overall. Sixteen winners have also won the NBA Most Valuable Player award in their careers with Wilt Chamberlain and Wes Unseld earning both honors the same season. Thirty of the non-active winners have been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
|Best first year player in regular season of the National Basketball Association
|LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets
Annual award given to the top rookie in the regular season in the National Basketball Association. The name of the trophy, the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy, is named after the former Philadelphia Warriors head coach.
The recipient of the award is selected by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters from the United States and Canada. Ralph Sampson, David Robinson, Blake Griffin, Damian Lillard and Karl-Anthony Towns won the award unanimously.
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