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Last year the Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving (+550) took home the Rookie of the Year honors with little to no competition (thanks to a mid-season injury to Ricky Rubio.) In the process he beat out favorite Derrick Williams (+450) and Jimmer Fredette (+500).

The Greek has released odds for the 2012-13 season, and not suprisingly, they’re skewed towards one player in particular, Anthony Davis (+350):

PlayerOdds To Win 2012-13 NBA Rookie Of The Year
Andre Drummond+1800
Andrew Nicholson+2500
Anthony Davis+350
Austin Rivers+2000
Bradley Beal+1000
Damian Lillard+800
Dion Waiters+1500
Harrison Barnes+1000
Jared Sullinger+2000
Jeremy Lamb+1000
John Henson+1500
John Jenkins+2500
Kendall Marshall+1500
Marquis Teague+1500
Maurice Harkless+2000
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist+600
Meyers Leonard+3000
Royce White+1500
Terrence Ross+2000
Thomas Robinson+1000
Tyler Zeller+2200

While Davis has looked good, it should be noted that only once in the past 5 years has the favorite actually won ROY honors. This was 5 years ago when Kevin Durant (+150) won in the 2007-2008 season. Here’s a look at past favorites and winner’s odds:

Year FavoriateFavoriate's OddsROY WinnerROY Winner's Odds
2011-12Derrick Williams+450Kyrie Irving+550
2010-11John Wall+125Blake Griffin+250
2009-10Blake Griffin+100Tyreke Evans+650
2008-09Michael Beasley+150Derrick Rose +450
2007-08Kevin Durant+150Kevin Durant+150

If you can see past Davis, some of the more intriguing value plays are:

  • Damian Lillard (+800) – Had arguably the best summer league performance from any rookie and has never had a problem scoring.
  • Jeremy Lamb (+1000) – The Rockets failed to land D12 and will need someone to step up. Lamb looks more than just servicable.
  • Andrew Nicholson (+2500) – With Howard out of the way, the more seasoned Nicholson could put numbers right away.

Odds courtesy of The Greek.


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