Ricky Rubio: 2009 NBA Draft's 3rd Rookie of the Year?

Kevin LevineContributor IJune 20, 2011

NEW YORK - JUNE 25:  NBA Commissioner David Stern poses for a photograph with the fifth overall draft pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves,  Ricky Rubio during the 2009 NBA Draft at the Wamu Theatre at Madison Square Garden June 25, 2009 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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This is simply going to be a blog-style article. My question is "Do you think Ricky Rubio could beat out the likes of Kyrie Irving or Derrick Williams and win this year's Rookie of the Year award?". If Rubio were to win this honor, he would be the third Rookie of the Year from the 2009 NBA Draft behind Tyreke Evans of Sacramento (2009 ROY) and Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers (2010 ROY). Tell me what you think.