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NBA FanPulse Week 17 results: Rui Hachimura ranks third in Rookie of the Year polling

We also go over the national results and Wizards fan confidence in the middle of the NBA All-Star Break.

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Rui Hachimura has had a strong rookie season, enough to the point where he is a dark horse Rookie of the Year candidate.
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Hello everyone! Let’s get through Wizards fan confidence as well as national results from the SB Nation sites with FanPulse over All-Star Break.

Wizards results: Fan confidence shoots up after win streak!

Wizards fan confidence Week 17
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With the Wizards entering All-Star Break on a two-game win streak, there should be no surprised that fan confidence shot up as a result. Washington hosts the Cleveland Cavaliers later tonight and will have a chance to get on a three-game win streak!

National Results: Rui Hachimura is third place among fans for Rookie of the Year voting

SB Nation FanPulse Week 17 Rookie of the Year voting
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It’s pretty clear that Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant will likely win the Rookie of the Year Award. However, Rui Hachimura is in third place with a sliver of votes. Yes, it’s under 10 percent, but it’s a good sign nevertheless. Hachimura, who is averaging 13.9 points per game this season (pre All-Star Break) is likely getting into the All-NBA Rookie First Team, which should be good news nevertheless.

As for New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson placing second, that’s ... interesting since he hasn’t played too many games. I’d be shocked if he won the Rookie of the Year Award quite frankly.

In a separate national question, fans were asked who will win the Most Valuable Player award. Little surprise, but Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is running the tables.

National All-Star Weekend questions: Fans think Aaron Gordon was robbed in the dunk contest, like new game format

The controversy of NBA All-Star Weekend was when Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon dunked over Tacko Fall in a dunk-off, yet lost to Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. Let’s say that fans felt that way.

Was Aaron Gordon robbed in the Dunk Contest? Hmmm.....
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And as for the All-Star Game itself, fans were pleased with the new format which was a culmination of four 12-minute games of charity with a race to 24 in the final quarter!

How NBA fans felt about the new NBA All-Star Game format
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