However, he faces some stiff competition against some of the top rookie performers in recent memory.
2017-18 NBA Midseason Rookie of the Year Rankings
5 - Lauri Markkanen (Chicago Bulls)
4 - Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers)
3 - Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
2 - Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz)
1 - Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers)