Handicapping the ROY race

How do the futures of top 2013-14 rookies compare? And to whom?

Updated: January 15, 2014, 2:32 PM ET
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider

Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-WilliamsFernando Medina/Getty ImagesVictor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams are leading the rookie of the year race.

Tonight is an ESPN audience's first look at Trey Burke since the Utah Jazz's rookie point guard was at Michigan. Since returning from a broken bone in his hand, Burke has joined fellow guards Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers and Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic to produce what is -- with due respect to Giannis Antetokounmpo -- a three-man race for Rookie of the Year.

But the more important question for their rebuilding teams might be how these players will develop over the years to come and whether they might become building blocks. Let's take a look, using their performance thus far and the help of my SCHOENE projection system.


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