Boston's Hunter, Rozier and Mickey are appreciated in NBA rookie survey
The annual NBA rookie survey is conducted at the rookie photo shoot, where all the league's first-year players get to grade their peers before any of them play a minute of NBA basketball.
It's a little silly in practice, but also interesting to see what these youngsters think of each other. Boston Celtics rookies R.J. Hunter and Terry Rozier popped up in favorable light on a few answers, as did Jordan Mickey.
NBA.com's John Schuhmann has all the results right here, but the Hunter/Rozier/Mickey-specific bits can be seen below:
Hunter tied for second in the "biggest steal" and "best shooter" categories.
Rozier received votes for "best playmaker" and "most athletic," and finished sixth in "biggest steal."
Jordan Mickey received votes for "biggest steal."
This survey is intriguing but ultimately ridiculous. Players are notoriously poor evaluators of other players, and some of these questions are essentially asking them to predict the future.
But it's a fun read, and Celtics general manager Danny Ainge will probably get a smile out of seeing all the other rookies appreciate his ability to snag talent outside the lottery.