Last week’s NBA draft was one of the deepest in a number of years. The top ten picks in the draft easily could all compete for top rookie honors in the NBA next season.
This fall each one of the picks from top to bottom will get their opportunity to start their professional careers in the NBA.
There is always a popular betting prop on Bovada, betonline, sportsbook.com and topbet that bettors look forward to following the NBA draft.
The option is the futures for the NBA Rookie of the Year.
The top player picked in the draft was Andrew Wiggins from the Kansas Jayhawks who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nevertheless, odds makers have selected Jabari Parker the second overall pick in the draft, as the odds on favorite to win Rookie of the Year honors.
The just drafted Milwaukee Bucks player is going off at 13 to 5 as the favorite for this year’s rookie award.
The overall first choice, Wiggins is tied for second in the rookie futures at 8 to 1 with Julius Randle.
The rookie of the year award does not always end up in the hands of the favorite. Last season the rookie of the year went to Michael Carter-Williams. The point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers was at 12 to 1 at his highest prior to the start of the season, which was below a number of players.
Once free agency opens on Tuesday signings and new trades should take place that could include some of the first round draft picks.
This could mean the balance of power in a conference or division could be changed and could affect the playing time of some of these rookies.
The Top 10 Futures for 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year
Jabari Parker 13 to 5
Julius Randle 8 to 1
Andrew Wiggins 8 to 1
Marcus Smart 10 to 1
Dante Exum 10 to 1
Doug McDermott 15 to 1
Aaron Gordon 15 to 1
Nerlens Noel 15/ to 1
Nik Stauskas 18 to 1
Shabazz Napier 18 to 1
The Top 10 Overall Picks in the NBA
No. 1 Andrew Wiggins Cleveland Cavaliers
No 2 Jabari Parker Milwaukee Bucks
No 3 Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers
No 4 Aaron Gordon Orlando Magic
No. 5 Dante Exum Utah Jazz
No. 6 Marcus Smart Boston Celtics
No. 7 Julius Randle Los Angeles Lakers
No. 8 Nik Stauskas Sacramento Kings
No. 9 Noah Vonleh Charlotte Hornets
No. 10 Elfrid Payton Philadelphia 76ers