Vince Carter and Patrick Ewing are tied for the fewest games by a Rookie of the Year in a season, with 50 games.

least amount of games played by a player to win nba rookie of the year
Interpreted as:
least amount of games played by a player to win NBA rookie of the year in a regular season
1998-99Carter1985-86Ewing2020-21Ball2011-12Irving2006-07Roy1962-63Dischinger2019-20Morant1955-56Stokes1952-53Meineke2013-14Carter-Williams1995-96Stoudamire1994-95Hill1982-83Cummings1958-59Baylor1960-61Robertson1957-58Sauldsberry2018-19Doncic2009-10Evans1959-60Chamberlain1956-57Heinsohn1954-55Pettit1953-54Felix2004-05Okafor1990-91Coleman2016-17Brogdon50505151575767676870707070707171727272727272737475
NAMESEASONTMGPROYMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%MINPTSREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
Vince CarterVince Carter1998-99TORTOR50135.218.35.73.01.11.52.26.915.345.00.41.328.84.15.476.11,7609132831495577110140+47
Patrick EwingPatrick Ewing1985-86NYKNYK50135.420.09.02.01.12.13.47.716.347.40.00.10.04.56.173.91,77199845110254103168191
LaMelo BallLaMelo Ball2020-21CHACHA51128.815.75.96.11.60.42.85.713.243.61.85.135.22.53.275.81,4698033023138118145136-84
Kyrie IrvingKyrie Irving2011-12CLECLE51130.518.53.75.41.10.43.16.914.646.91.43.639.93.43.887.21,5589441912755420160110-160
Brandon RoyBrandon Roy2006-07PORPOR57135.316.84.44.01.20.22.06.113.445.61.02.637.73.54.283.82,0149552502306710116139-191
Terry DischingerTerry Dischinger1962-63CHICHI57125.59.27.19.277.01,452187
Ja MorantJa Morant2019-20MEMMEM67131.017.83.97.30.90.33.36.714.047.70.92.733.53.64.677.62,0741,1932594885818220110-17
Maurice StokesMaurice Stokes1955-56ROCROC67116.76.04.76.672.41,122275
Monk MeinekeMonk Meineke1952-53FTWFTW68110.73.53.64.679.2728
Michael Carter-WilliamsMichael Carter-Williams2013-14PHIPHI70134.516.76.26.31.90.63.56.115.140.50.83.026.43.75.270.32,4141,16743744113043247213-450
Damon StoudamireDamon Stoudamire1995-96TORTOR70140.919.04.09.31.40.33.86.916.142.61.94.839.53.44.279.72,8651,3312816539819267166
Grant HillGrant Hill1994-95DETDET70138.319.96.45.01.80.92.97.315.247.70.10.414.85.37.373.22,6781,39444535312462202203
Terry CummingsTerry Cummings1982-83SDCSDC70136.223.710.72.59.818.752.30.04.25.970.72,5351,660746177294
Elgin BaylorElgin Baylor1958-59MINMIN70124.78.67.59.678.11,729268
Oscar RobertsonOscar Robertson1960-61CINCIN71130.510.69.211.182.62,165220
Woody SauldsberryWoody Sauldsberry1957-58PHIPHI71112.85.51.93.161.8912
Luka DoncicLuka Doncic2018-19DALDAL72132.221.27.86.01.10.33.47.016.542.72.37.132.74.86.771.32,3181,5265634297725247137-118
Tyreke EvansTyreke Evans2009-10SACSAC72137.220.15.35.81.50.43.07.416.245.80.52.025.54.86.574.82,6771,45038041410926216204-334
Wilt ChamberlainWilt Chamberlain1959-60PHIPHI72146.437.627.02.314.832.146.18.013.758.33,3382,7071,941163150
Tom HeinsohnTom Heinsohn1956-57BOSBOS72116.26.23.84.879.01,165304
Bob PettitBob Pettit1954-55MILMIL72120.37.25.97.875.21,463258
Ray FelixRay Felix1953-54BALBAL72117.75.76.39.863.81,272
Emeka OkaforEmeka Okafor2004-05CHACHA73135.615.110.90.90.81.71.76.113.744.70.00.00.02.94.760.92,6001,1057956462125125214-344
Derrick ColemanDerrick Coleman1990-91NJNNJN74135.218.410.32.21.01.32.96.914.946.70.20.534.24.46.073.12,6021,3647591637199217217
Malcolm BrogdonMalcolm Brogdon2016-17MILMIL75126.410.22.84.21.10.21.53.98.545.71.02.640.41.51.786.51,9827672133178412113140+87