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The best pick from the last 50 NBA Drafts

Yardbarker Logo By Zac Wassink of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 50: In January 2019, Grant Hughes of Bleacher Report wondered if Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic was enjoying a better debut season than LeBron James did back in 2003-04. While Trae Young did well to close the gap in the ROTY race during the second half of the campaign, no player is, as of June 2019, a better draft selection from 2018 than the third pick who led all rookies in points per game and also averaged six assists per contest. In April, Drew Packham of NBA.com named Doncic his Rookie of the Year while adding the following: "He led all rookies in scoring while becoming the only rookie to average 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists since Oscar Robertson did it in 1961."

2018: Luka Doncic

In January 2019, Grant Hughes of Bleacher Report wondered if Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic was enjoying a better debut season than LeBron James did back in 2003-04. While Trae Young did well to close the gap in the ROTY race during the second half of the campaign, no player is, as of June 2019, a better draft selection from 2018 than the third pick who led all rookies in points per game and also averaged six assists per contest. In April, Drew Packham of NBA.com named Doncic his Rookie of the Year while adding the following: "He led all rookies in scoring while becoming the only rookie to average 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists since Oscar Robertson did it in 1961."

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