With less than three weeks of the regular season remaining, the NBA rookie of the year 2022 race is gathering steam. Scottie Barnes has been closing the gap rapidly on perceived frontrunner Evan Mobley. Mobley has been pretty consistent for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season.
Last year was not a year worth remembering if you are a Detroit Pistons fan. That is putting it mildly. However, it did net them some positives going forward into the future. They won the NBA Draft Lottery which netted them the first overall pick.
In recent years, the first five picks in the NBA draft have all had this pattern. Players like Trae Young, Joel Embiid, Jayson Tatum, and Luka Doncic have made a name for themselves in the NBA. They were also amongst the top five picks from