This will be a challenge, and some first-year players will struggle — but not all of them. For some NBA rookies, the opportunity to go against the best players in the world will only motivate them to become better players faster. Of course, while they will all earn recognition for this improvement, as well as for making strides during the Summer League, only one of them will be allowed to take home the hardware. While we’re still a ways away from the start of the 2016–17 season, here’s a look at the six players who are most likely to win NBA Rookie of the Year. 6.
After three straight years in or near the cellar of the NBA standings, the Sixers may be gearing to start moving up. And people are taking notice. The Sports Illustrated staff graded each NBA team's offseason moves and gave the Sixers a grade of A for their moves. And it was well-deserved. Sixers fans haven't had much to celebrate in the past few years, but seeing the team draft Ben Simmons and watch his stunning passing ability in summer league was enough to get many fans excited about the upcoming season. The article noted the Simmons pick as the Sixers' best move, saying taking him over Brandon Ingram, who went No. 2 overall to the Lakers, showed they're ready to take the next step. Jeremy