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  • Track how the NBA ROY odds fluctuate throughout the 2022-23 NBA season

This page monitors the odds to win the 2023 NBA Rookie of the Year award. The main graph below is generated by calculating the average NBA Rookie of the Year odds at legal online sportsbooks in North America.

2023 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds


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  • January 24, 2023: Banchero’s odds have only improved over the month of January and he is now the -1197 NBA ROY favorite and presumptive winner.
  • January 5, 2023: Banchero is still a huge favorite (-751 on average) but Mathurin (+560) is refusing to go away.
  • November 13, 2022: Oddsmakers believe Banchero has this wrapped up just a month into the season. The #1 overall pick is -600 on average.
  • October 23, 2022: A week into the new season, Orlando’s Banchero (+130) has consolidated his place atop the board. Indiana’s Mathurin has moved to second at +375.
  • August 25, 2022: After the announcement that Chet Holmgren would miss the season with ligament damage, top-two favorites Banchero (+200) and Murray (+450) both saw their odds shorten.
  • June 23, 2022: On the eve of the 2022 NBA Draft, Paolo Banchero out of Duke is listed as a slight +300 favorite over Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr.

2023 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

Player Odds
Paolo Banchero (ORL) -3500
Bennedict Mathurin (IND) +1200
Walker Kessler (UTA) +2500
Jaden Ivey (DET) +7500
Jalen Williams (OKC) +10000
Jabari Smith Jr (HOU) +20000
Keegan Murray (SAC) +20000
Andrew Nembhard (IND) +25000
Mark Williams (CHA) +30000
Dyson Daniels (NO) +30000
Tari Eason (HOU) +30000
Jalen Duren (DET) +30000
Jeremy Sochan (SA) +30000
Nikola Jovic (MIA) +30000
Malaki Branham (SA) +30000

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NBA Teams with the Most Rookie of the Year Winners

The Golden State Warriors haven’t always been the toast of the NBA. Long before they were winning back-to-back championships they were routinely finishing near the bottom of the standings.

Those poor finishes netted them first rate players like Chris Webber, Mitch Richmond, Jamaal Wilkes, Rick Barry, Wilt Chamberlain, and Wood Sauldsberry, all of whom won Rookie of the Year honors.

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Past 10 NBA Rookie of the Year Winners

Year Player Team Draft Position
2022 Scottie Barnes Toronto Raptors 4
2021 LaMelo Ball Charlotte Hornets 3
2020 Ja Morant Memphis Grizzlies 2
2019 Luka Doncic Dallas Mavericks 3
2018 Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers 1
2017 Malcolm Brogdon Milwaukee Bucks 36
2016 Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves 1
2015 Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves 1
2014 Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia 76ers 11
2013 Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers 6
2012 Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers 1

Rookie of the Year Trends Based off Draft Position

  • Since 1990, the NBA Rookie of the Year award has gone to the first pick in the draft 14 times
  • Since 1990, the NBA Rookie of the Year award has only been given to a second-round selection just once (Malcolm Brogdon in 2017)

Past Rookie of the Year Winners by Position

Rookie of the Year Trends Based off Position

  • The award has gone to a primary ball-handler in nine of the past 12 years
  • Power forwards and centers won five of the first six NBA Rookie of the Year awards
  • The NBA Rookie of the Year award has only been won just three times by a player who was 6’0” tall or shorter: Ernie DiGregorio (1974), Damon Stoudamire (1996), Chris Paul (2006)

NBA Rookie Records

Record Player Season
Most points in a season: 2,707 Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors) 1959-60
Most minutes played in a season: 3,695 Elvin Hayes (Rockets) 1968-69
Most rebounds in a season: 1,941 Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors) 1959-60
Most assists in a season: 868 Mark Jackson (Knicks) 1987-88
Most steals in a season: 211 Dudley Bradley (Pacers) 1979-80
Most blocks in a season: 397 Manute Bol (Bullets) 1985-86
Most three-pointers made in a season: 158 Kerry Kittles (Nets) 1996-97

Wilt Chamberlain was a rookie in name only when he entered the league in 1959. The Big Dipper led the Association in scoring, rebounding, and minutes played that season and became the first player in NBA history to win Rookie of the Year and MVP honors in the same season.

Archived NBA Rookie of the Year Odds: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

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Mitch graduated from Ryerson University's Sport Media program in June of 2018, and has been with SBD since 2019. He's worked in broadcast and digital for the Score, Sportsnet, TSN & CBC and has done play-by-play work for basketball at all levels including NCAA, Pan Am Games & U Sports.