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Walker Kessler should be the leading Rookie of the Year candidate

Related Topics: Walker Kessler, Donovan Mitchell

Yeah. We’re gonna do this again.

Five seasons after we all went through the whole song and dance of promoting Donovan Mitchell, who was always a longshot to win NBA Rookie of the Year over alleged rookie Ben Simmons, I’m back to make the case for Utah Jazz rookie center Walker Kessler to not only be in the conversation for ROY, but that he should be given the award (at least as far as it can be given after half a season).

The most recent “Rookie Ladder,” published on, slated Kessler at No.