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NBA Rookie of the Year Odds: Paolo Banchero's Odds Shorten After Chet Holmgren Injury News

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without their second overall pick, Chet Holmgren for the entire season. The Rookie of the Year odds saw some drastic changes after the injury news to Holmgren.
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NBA Rookie of the Year Odds: Paolo Banchero's Odds Shorten After Chet Holmgren Injury News

This is a worst-case scenario for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Today, we learned that they will be without rookie Chet Holmgren for the entirety of the 2022 season according to Shams Charania.

Holmgren, the No. 2 pick from Gonzaga, was expected to be a big part of this Thunder team in 2022. He was also one of the favorites to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

Now, after hearing the news on Chet Holmgren, we've seen some movement for NBA Rookie of the Year odds. Here's a look at the updated odds after Holmgren's injury news from earlier today.

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NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

PlayerOddsImplied Chance
Paolo Banchero+20033.33%
Keegan Murray+45018.18%
Jabari Smith Jr+70012.5%
Jaden Ivey+75011.76%
Bennedict Mathurin +10009.09%
Shaedon Sharpe+18005.26%

Paolo Banchero +200 (Bet $100 to win $200)

Paolo Banchero is now given a 33.33% chance to win the NBA Rookie of the Year. Banchero, selected first overall by the Orlando Magic was a star at Duke in his lone season there. Expectations are sky high for him as he'll be expected to help the Magic through their rebuild process.

21 first overall picks have won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, most recently Ben Simmons in 2018. Last year, Scottie Banes won the award as the fourth overall pick. Twice in the Magic's history have they had a player win Rookie of the Year. The first was Shaq in 2992 and then Mike Miller in 2000.

Keegan Murray +450 (Bet $100 to win $450)

Keegan Murray is the next most likely player to win the award. He's given an implied chance of 18.18% to take home the award for the Sacramento Kings. In the Kings' history, only one player won the Rookie of the Year award and that was Tyreke Evans in 2010. Evans was also the fourth overall pick in the draft like Murray.

At age 22, he's a little bit older than Paolo Banchero but that doesn't discredit his skillset coming to the NBA out of Iowa. Murray underwent surgery in July for his wrist but has been making good progress in his recovery.

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