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Anthony Davis is rookie of year

Why New Orleans' big man, not Portland's Damian Lillard, is NBA's top rook

Updated: April 14, 2013, 2:27 PM ET
By Ethan Sherwood Strauss | ESPN.com/TrueHoop

Anthony Davis' season is done, but his rookie of the year chances shouldn't be. Though Davis has played his last rookie game (because of an MCL sprain suffered on Wednesday), and though he probably has no shot at actually winning the ROY trophy, the Brow's 64 appearances loudly argue that he was this season's best rookie overall.

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