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Derrick Williams is the favorite to win the 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year award, according to the early odds online. 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.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

20 Comments for’s Rookie of the Year Odds

  1. philthyphil
    3:20 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    When will this Jimmer BS hype come to an end?

  2. PutThatOnDeAndreLiggins
    3:21 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Where is Jorts at in this mix?!

  3. cdc_uky
    3:24 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Jimmer can straight fill it up! It is also well known that he cannot play a lick of defense. There is no undeserved hype…he is as advertised.

  4. mark
    3:32 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Putting your money on Enes is bad advice, He could be the most talented but he has to fight for playing time next year on a roster that has( Al Jefferson,Derrick Favors,Paul Milsap,and Mehmet Okur).Jimmer is going to get alot of shots in Sac-town, he wont be the best player by a long shot but may have the highest ppg ,which weighs heavily on ROY voting.

  5. DavenderCatTheSequel
    3:36 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Jimmer Fredette? I saw that movie when it was called Adam Morrison. It’s like Leonard Part 6 w/o the funny parts.

  6. WildcatRX7
    3:37 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Ricky Rubio over Knight????

  7. catcrawler
    3:47 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Jimmer might be the straw that stirs the drink for the Kings.

  8. JMFATZ47
    3:51 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll take Kanter at 7/1

  9. Mama Jorts
    3:51 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    2/1 my baby gets ROY & 5/1 Playoff MVP

  10. Tosis
    3:57 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure Bodog forgot the fact that Mormons don’t really gamble.

  11. JackB
    3:58 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    What about Vesely? I understand he is athletic and a finisher, and he will have Wall looking for him on every break to fill it up.

  12. Eric Cartman
    3:59 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink


  13. Jones Returns
    4:10 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    My money’s on Orton…

  14. PillowTalk
    4:20 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Jimmer Comparisons

    JJ Reddick except shorter and not as good in ANY categories
    Eddie House with Ball Handling skills
    Chris Quinn with less PG skills
    Jason Terry with less athletic ability

    Either way NONE of those equal rookie of the year

  15. JackB
    4:21 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Orton makes sense. Rookie sitting out entire year due to injury only to return and win ROY despite being in a different draft class than all the rookies you beat. That is a formula for success.

    Oh, except for the really good player part.

  16. Megan
    4:27 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    Odds reflect the opinion of the betting public. Draft position reflects the need of an NBA team, something entirely different. Why Drew is surprised by the lack of equivalence, I don’t understand.

  17. HereForTheLulz
    4:27 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    15. Really? J.J. Redick couldn’t create his own shots or handle the ball nearly as well. He was a catch and shoot guy. Jimmer can actually handle the ball and create his own shot. Neither plays defense very well, but Jimmer is clearly a better prospect.

  18. Wayne Brady
    4:52 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    if you can shoot as well as JJ Redick and Jimmer Fredette then you can create your own shot cause they have to respect the pump fake.

  19. mudcreekmark
    5:36 pm June 27, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll take Kemba just because of where he is going.D.J. Augustin is his competition. Kemba could take over a college game and score at will. I can see him coming in next year and have the kind of impact that John Wall had this year maybe even more so.