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Rookie of the Year will come down to two players: Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard. Entering the season, Davis is the favorite to win the award, but Lillard shouldn't be overlooked.
In Portland, Lillard lands with a talented team that was in dire need of a point guard.
The Oakland-raised point guard has been overlooked throughout his career. Portland picking Lillard with the sixth pick in the draft surprised many, most of whom had never seen him play at Weber State.
Playing with Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews will help make Lillard's transition to the NBA much easier.
While Davis has a good situation in New Orleans, he has the disadvantage of playing with massive expectations and hype. While I expect Davis to be extremely solid, I don't think he will quite live up to the outlandish hype right away.