National Basketball Association


What is a "rookie"

A rookie is a person in the first year of activity in a sport, or someone new to a profession, training, or activity such as a rookie police officer, rookie pilot, or a recruit.

In the National Basketball Association, a rookie is any player who has never played a game in the NBA until that year and the past 5 years. The NBA awards the best rookie with the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, as voted upon by a selected panel of United States and Canadian sportswriters and broadcasters. In the NBA, rookies have special contract rules which limit how much a team can pay them as well as limiting the length of the contract.

NBA DRAFT 2019-2020

June 20th 2019 - June 25th 2020:
Zion Willamson 1# Overallpick New Orleans

Every Number One Pick Since 2000