So who are these supposed experts? Thirty-nine NBA rookies.
NBA.com surveyed the players this week at the annual rookie photo shoot. The survey asked the rookies to rate their peers in categories such as who will be the 2012-13 rookie of the year (Anthony Davis, New Orleans), who will have the best career (Davis again by a wide margin) and who's being most overlooked.
Crowder, the physical forward and second-round pick out of Marquette, and Cunningham, the athletic combo guard and first-round selection out of Oregon State, each received 5.9 percent of the vote for being most overlooked, as did Kim English (Detroit), John Jenkins (Atlanta) and Tyler Zeller (Cleveland). They were behind a group that garnered 8.8 percent of the vote and included Draymond Green (Golden State) Duncanville's and Baylor's Perry Jones (Oklahoma City), Andrew Nicholson (Orlando) and Tony Wroten (Memphis).
Mavs second-round pick Bernard James also received votes in this category.
Baylor's duo of Jones and slam-dunk artist Quincy Acy finished at the top of the voting (17.6 percent) for most athletic in the class. Cunningham is fourth, tied with the Andre Dummond (Detroit) at 11.8 percent.
Crowder and Cunningham finished tied for fifth in the category for best defender with three other players.
Cunningham also received votes for best playmaker and Crowder was in the mix, and this is an important category for locker-room impact, as funniest rookie.