NBA Betting Futures – Rookie of the Year Odds Have Okafor the Favorite

  • Updated: July 6, 2015
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    By Charles Jay

    Well, we are past the NBA Draft and into free agency, and while Chinese Bookie readies up its lines to win the NBA championship next year, which will largely be contingent upon which players are switching teams, there are NBA betting futures, such as who will win the Rookie of the Year award.

    NBA Betting Futures – Rookie of the Year

    Jahlil Okafor, who helped Duke win the national championship, is the favorite at +525. He was taken third in the draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, who have other young big men on the roster, including Joel Embiid, who is listed at +1000, but he was simply the best player available for them, and he will be of great help with inside scoring, although the consensus is that his defense could use a little more work.


    D’Angelo Russell was taken second by the Los Angeles Lakers, and he is the second favored here, priced at +600 by Chinese Bookie. Russell is not a pure point guard, so it will be interesting to see how things flow between him and Kobe Bryant, provided both of them are in the Laker lineup at the same time. There is no reason to believe that after last year’s pitiful campaign, Russell would not be a part of the starting five, unless some very serious moves were made by the team in the free-agent market.

    Karl-Anthony Towns, the first pick in the draft, stands to get a lot of playing time with the Minnesota Timberwolves. In fact, there is reason to believe that between him and Andrew Wiggins, those will be the cornerstones around which this franchise will proceed. So Towns perhaps provides some value for Chinese Bookie NBA futures bettors at +625. The question might be whether he can put together the kind of offensive numbers that can impress. This assumes that Okafor and Russell will have plenty of opportunity to put points on the board in their respective destinations.

    Those are certainly the front-runners, and deservedly so, but as we go down the list, the seventh pick in the draft is rather intriguing, because Emmanuel Mudiay, who was the best high school point guard in the country as a senior, then elected to bypass college for a season playing pro ball in China (where he got injured after only 12 games) was taken by the Denver Nuggets. This has led to speculation that Ty Lawson, who started at point guard for them last season, may not be in a Denver uniform next season begins.

    Mudiay, who had been recruited by Larry Brown to play at SMU, is 6-foot-5, which is advantageous for point guard, because it allows the Nuggets, if they want, to go with a shorter shooting guard. Mudiay’s problem, if you listen to the scouts, is that he has trouble shooting from the outside, but he can certainly work on that. He is priced at +1000 at Chinese Bookie, where you can enjoy Live Betting Extra, which allows you to wager while sporting events are in progress, and where you can deposit into your new or existing account with Bitcoin. Don’t forget that they speak Chinese, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Mandarin in the customer service department!