The NBA held its annual Rookie Photo Shoot in New York this week. We've shown some of the photos of Celtics rookies Fab Melo and Jared Sullinger. NBA.com surveyed 39 incoming rookies about the best in their class. Players were not allowed to vote for themselves, their NBA teammates or their college teammates.
Most of the results were as expected. 47% of the rookies think that Anthony Davis of the Hornets will be the Rookie of the Year. 40% of the rookies also think he will have the best career of those in this year's rookie class.
There was a 4 way tie at the top for most often overlooked rookie with Draymond Green, Perry Jones, Andrew Nicholson, and Tony Wroten each receiving 8.8 percent of the vote. Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger was listed in those also getting votes.
Fab Melo was tied for 3rd with Jeff Taylor of Charlotte with 8.6 percent of the vote each as the best defender of the rookie class. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of Charlotte won this category with 28.6 percent of the votes. Anthony Davis came in second.
Fab was also voted as the funniest rookie by his peers with 22.9% of the votes. See the video below if you have any doubts about this. Jared Sullinger also showed his funny bone in that he received the 4th most votes with 8.6% of the vote. They included this message under the vote totals, which is also pretty funny.
Worth noting: Oh to be a fly on the wall of the Celtics' locker room to see how the rookies' sense of humor goes over with Kevin Garnett.