With Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren officially done for the 2022-23 season with a Lisfranc injury, here’s how the Rookie of the Year race shapes up heading into the new campaign.
2022-23 Rookie of the Year odds (via DraftKings Sportsbook)
Paolo Banchero: +200
Keegan Murray: +450
Jabari Smith: +700
Jaden Ivey: +750
Bennedict Mathurin: +1000
With Holmgren off the board, Banchero becomes the clear favorite to win the honor. The No. 1 overall pick should be a regular presence in the Orlando Magic rotation and his Summer League play was a strong indication of his potential. Murray remains a threat and has good value at +450. He’s likely to start for the Sacramento Kings and should see plenty of scoring opportunities. Smith could be a darkhorse candidate if the Houston Rockets improve offensively, but the No. 3 overall pick struggled in Summer League and might not put up strong numbers this year.
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