Derrick Williams is the favorite to win the 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year award, according to the early odds online. Bodog.com has released its early odds for which NBA newcomer will take home the award currently held by Blake Griffin. You can see the top ten list below. It’s pretty interesting if you consider the order in which each player was drafted.
Derrick Williams — Minnesota Timberwolves — 9/2
Jimmer Fredette — Sacramento Kings — 5/1
Kyrie Irving — Cleveland Cavaliers — 11/2
Enes Kanter — Utah Jazz — 7/1
Ricky Rubio — Minnesota Timberwolves — 15/2
Kemba Walker — Charlotte Bobcats — 15/2
Brandon Knight — Detroit Pistons — 10/1
Jan Vesely — Washington Wizards — 12/1
Klay Thompson — Golden State Warriors — 15/1
Marcus Morris — Houston Rockets — 15/1
It’s surprising to see Jimmer at 5/1 as the second favorite. I think Bodog is expecting a lot of wagers from Jimmer Nation and that adjusted his odds. There’s no way he has an immediate impact in Sacramento, right?
We don’t condone gambling here at KSR, but if we did, I would tell you to put your next paycheck on Enes at 7/1.