NBA.com released a poll of the 2019 draft class, covering a variety of subjects; including favorite for Rookie of the Year, skill most needing improvement, and which rookie was the biggest steal at his position.
When polled who their favorite player was, LeBron James and Kevin Durant unsurprisingly took the top two spots. But tied for third place with Kawhi Leonard? Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard. Fellow Portland guard CJ McCollum was also listed in the “other receiving votes” category.
Portland rookie forward Nassir Little received some recognition of his own. He came in third in the polling for “Which rookie was the biggest steal at where he was selected in the draft” and “which rookie is the best defender.”
This draft class may have been talked about as being weak overall, but they sure seem smart.
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