Every year, NBA.com polls the rookies about the rest of the newest incoming class. It’ll ask questions like, who will win Rookie of the Year? Or who will have the best career?
Nets rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson walked away with two awards. Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game has more:
In NBA.com’s annual rookie survey, new Nets wing was the top vote-getter for two categories: “Best Defender” (23.5 percent) and “Funniest” (44.3 percent).
Hollis-Jefferson also picked up votes for “Most athletic” (T-5th, 5.6 percent), and had “the most total votes, thanks to his dominance in the humor department.” His funny side has also been on display all summer, whether he’s ranking Starburst flavors, showing off his trademark Shimmy, or revealing his celebrity crush.
The Nets acquired Hollis-Jefferson in a draft-day trade that included Mason Plumlee going to Portland and Steve Blake (who would later be traded to the Pistons) coming to Brooklyn. If he can play defense and make people laugh, what more could you possibly ask for in a 23rd overall pick?