A look back at the 2013 NBA Rookie Survey shows that — for the second year in a row — a lot of young players thought highly of the Portland Trail Blazers.
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Featured him a lot, actually.
2013 NBA Draft
Crabbe was chosen in the second round (31st overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers, then traded to Portland on draft night.
The Cavs also had the first pick in the 2013 draft, which they used to select Anthony Bennett, the first Canadian ever selected first in the NBA draft. He’s considered one of the biggest draft busts in history.
Victor Oladipo was the second overall pick by the Orlando Magic.
Blazers in 2013 NBA Rookie Survey
In the 2013 NBA Rookie Survey, the following Blazers were featured.
Question: Who will be the 2013-14 Rookie of the Year?
McCollum and Oladipo tied for first with 24.2 percent of the vote. The eventual winner of the ROY award was Michael-Carter Williams, who finished in the “others receiving votes category: of the Rookie Survey.
Question: Which rookie will have the best career?
McCollum finished third in this category (15.2 percent). Oladipo tied Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk for first place (18.2 percent).
Question: Which rookie is being most overlooked?
Crabbe finished tied for fifth in this one (5.7 percent). McCollum was in the “others receiving votes” category.
Question: Which rookie is the best shooter?
Question: Which rookie is the best playmaker?
That’s it for the 2013 NBA Rookie Survey!
Stay tuned for our next installment, in which we skip to 2015, since Portland didn’t have any draft picks in 2014.