2018 — Luka Doncic over Deandre Ayto
Again, let’s not fall prisoner of the moment. Trae Young is having an incredible second half of the season and looks like he could be the next Steve Nash with his shooting and passing angles, but Luka Doncic is the rightful Rookie of the Year, and he’s having a season unlike any teenager in history.
Cool Hand Luka is averaging 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists with a litany of step-back threes and an endless highlight reel of heroic end-game plays. Wonder Boy is already a cult hero, and he looks like a potential MVP candidate as the center of an efficient, modern offense. And he’s still just getting started.