There's been a lot of hype around this year's rookie class in the NBA. Now, we've had a chance to hear from the rookies themselves, and they're apparently very high on Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr.
39 rookies took part in a survey for NBA.com, and Smith was voted most likely to win Rookie of the Year, receiving 25.7 percent of the vote. Lonzo Ball came in second at 20 percent, and Markelle Fultz followed at 17.1 percent.
Smith spent one year at North Carolina State before being taken 9th overall by the Mavs.
Keep in mind though, the history of this poll doesn't have much success when it comes to predicting the award. The rookies surveyed have predicted the Rookie of the Year just once since 2007 when Kevin Durant won the award.
Last year, they picked Timberwolves guard Kris Dunn, who already was traded to the Bulls this offseason, and the award went to Milwaukee's Malcolm Brogdon.
Granted, there were very few who would've predicted a second round pick like Brogdon to win Rookie of the Year.
Vegas also has a slightly different idea as to who will win the award too.
Utah's Donovan Mitchell was voted as the "biggest steal" in the draft based on where he was taken. Mitchell was picked 13th by the Jazz.
Phoenix's Josh Jackson was voted as the top defender in the rookie class. The former Kansas star received 26.3 percent of the vote, followed by Golden State's Jordan Bell (23.7 percent) and Mitchell (21.1 percent).
Ball and Jayson Tatum were also voted the rookies that will have the best career.