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John Schuhmann of NBA.com released his annual rookie survey and Marcus Smart did not receive a single vote for the player who is going to have the overall best career:

Which rookie will have the best career?

1: Jabari Parker, Milwaukee -- 45.9 percent

2: Doug McDermott, Chicago -- 13.5 percent

3: T.J. Warren, Phoenix -- 8.1 percent

T-4: Zach LaVine, Minnesota -- 5.4 percent

Andrew Wiggins, Cleveland -- 5.4 percent

Others receiving votes: Kyle Anderson, San Antonio; Cleanthony Early, New York; Joel Embiid, Philadelphia; Gary Harris, Denver; Rodney Hood, Utah; Mitch McGary, Oklahoma City; Johnny O'Bryant, Milwaukee; Noah Vonleh, Charlotte

Smart, however, did receive at least one vote from the other neophyte players in the survey for who is going to be the NBA Rookie of the Year:

Who will be the 2014-15 Rookie of the Year?

1: Jabari Parker, Milwaukee -- 52.8 percent

T-2: Doug McDermott, Chicago -- 8.3 percent

Andrew Wiggins, Cleveland -- 8.3 percent

T-4: Shabazz Napier, Miami -- 5.6 percent

Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia -- 5.6 percent

Elfrid Payton, Orlando -- 5.6 percent

Others receiving votes: Aaron Gordon, Orlando; Rodney Hood, Utah; Julius Randle, L.A. Lakers; Marcus Smart, Boston; T.J. Warren, Phoenix

Voting for Smart in this category really makes no sense considering he will in all probability not receive enough floor time to be in serious consideration for this candidacy.

Having said that, his not even being in the conversation by his peers as a possibility for the rookie that's going to have the best career should only fuel his already considerable fire.

In fact, the sixth overall pick has already been impressive in his short tenure as a pro while practicing with USA Basketball.

Some other takeaways from the survey include Jazz rookie Dante Exum surprisingly not receiving any votes in either category.

Finally, I would put the odds of the Timberwolves Zach LaVine having the overall best career in this rookie class at about 1000 to 1.

It's intriguing that he tied for fourth among rookie voters in this category.

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Clint Corey 8/06/2014 12:10:00 PM Edit
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