NBA rookies voted Jayson Tatum and Lonzo Ball as most likely to succeed

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 08:  Jayson Tatum #11 of the Boston Celtics drives against Lonzo Ball #2 and Thomas Bryant #31 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boston won 86-81. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Jayson Tatum drives against Lonzo Ball during 2017 Summer League play in Las Vegas, Nevada. –Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Brad Stevens isn’t the only one with confidence in the Celtics third overall draft pick Jayson Tatum. According to the foward’s peers, he is one of the top two rookies most likely to succeed in the NBA.

When asked “Which rookie will have the best career?” on the latest edition of the NBA’s annual rookie survey, a group of 39 incoming players identified Tatum and Lonzo Ball as the leading candidates.

They also voted on a variety of other superlatives, such as most likely to win Rookie of the Year, most athletic, and best shooter. While Tatum did not finish in the top three for any of the other categories, he did receive votes for most likely to win Rookie of the Year, biggest steal at where he was selected in the draft, and best playmaker.

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