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NBA rookie survey ranks D'Angelo Russell as top playmaker

The No. 2 pick's playmaking has the respect of his peers.

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D'Angelo Russell's reputation coming into the NBA as an incredible playmaker definitely has the attention of his fellow rookies. The NBA's annual survey of the incoming class voted Russell as the best playmaker of the draft, netting 40 percent of the vote, as revealed in the full results on

That's not surprising, considering Russell's bounce passes made for a few of the best highlights of the college season. D'Angelo's court vision doesn't project to have him to a Rookie of the Year campaignm though, as he was tied fourth with Emmanuel Mudiay grabbing 9.7 percent of the vote.

Jahlil Okafor ran away with the Rookie of the Year vote (41.9 percent), and also took the nod for having the best overall career (24.1 percent), edging out Karl-Anthony Towns in a tighter race.

You can check out the full results -- including where Kobe Bryant ranks as this group's favorite player -- over at Now to send it off with some #DLOADING passing:

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