Barnes ist Rookie of the Year
Wagner from the Orlando Magic became fifth.
The German played a supporting role in the election, the main protagonists were Barnes and Evan Mobley from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
With a total of 378 points, the 20-year-old Barnes won extremely just ahead of Mobley (363).
The 15 points difference is the scarce lead since the launch of the voting system in the 2002/03 season.
The variable-applicable Forward Barnes, chosen at last year’s Draft in fourth place, brought it to 15.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, and he also came with the raptorsin the play-offs, where the Philadelphia 76ers got down to business.
The 20-year-old Wagner, in turn, clearly missed the play-offs with Orlando-they ended the season with the second worst of all teams.
After all, Wagner came to an average of 15.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 79 games.