Timberwolves guard Kris Dunn favorite to win Rookie of the Year

Wednesday August 31st, 2016

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kris Dunn was selected by NBA rookies as the most likely to win the Rookie of the Year award.

He was also voted as the best defender and best playmaker in the class by a group of 38 first-year players in a survey conducted by NBA.com.

Dunn was selected with the No. 5 pick in the 2016 NBA draft after a stellar career at Providence.

Brandon Ingram of the Los Angeles Lakers came in second in the voting and No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons was third.

Rookies in the 2015–16 class voted that Jahlil Okafor of the 76ers would win Rookie of the Year. Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns ended up winning the award.

The rookies voted Ingram, Dunn and New Orleans Pelicans guard Buddy Hield as the players likely to have the best careers.

- Scooby Axson

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