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Let’s get into some NBA Rookie of the Year odds as we make our picks for the winner. 

NBA Rookie of the Year Odds 2023-24

Victor Wembanyama (-143)
Scoot Henderson (+350)
Chet Holmgren (+450)
Sasha Vezenkov (+2000)
Brandon Miller (+2800)

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Who won NBA Rookie of the Year 2022-23?

Paolo Banchero of the Orlando Magic won the award after averaging 20.0 points and 6.9 rebounds.

Favorites to win 2023-24 NBA Rookie of the Year

Victor Wembanyama (-143)

The 7-foot-4 Frenchman is the most hyped rookie to come overseas to the United States since Yao Ming, and his skill-set (ballhandling, 3-point shooting, shot blocking/altering) is unlike anything we have ever seen from a player of his size.

Scoot Henderson (+350)

A pure scorer who averaged 32.0 points as a junior in high school, which he graduated a year early to join the G-League Ignite. He will get all the shots that Damian Lillard used to get in Portland.

Chet Holmgren (+450)

He sat out all of last season with a foot injury. He also has a varied skill set that includes prowess on both ends of the floor, but he is thin as a rail and might not hold up physically to make the 65-game minimum.

Sasha Vezenkov (+2000)

The reigning Euroleague Player of the Year comes over from Olympiacos in Greece. He is not the most athletic player and might not get the amount of playing time necessary to trump others in this category who will be starters.

Brandon Miller (+2800)

The No. 2 pick in the draft will be toiling in relative anonymity for the Hornets, but that might not matter (it didn’t for Paolo Banchero). This is a stat-driven award that has nothing to do with wins and losses, so we shall see.

2023-24 NBA Rookie of the Year Predictions and Pick

If Wembanyama can make the 65-game minimum, he looks like a lock not only because of the hype, but because of the skills. But he, too, is rail-thin in a very physical league. Players with that type of physique normally break down from the pounding and the grind.

The Pick: Henderson (+350)

NBA Rookie of the Year History

LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), Oscar Robertson, and Wilt Chamberlain are among the past winners. So yeah, it is prestigious.

Here are the last 10 winners of NBA ROY history:

2014: Michael Carter-Williams
2015: Andrew Wiggins
2016: Karl-Anthony Towns
2017: Malcolm Brogdon
2018: Ben Simmons
2019: Luka Doncic
2020: Ja Morant
2021: LaMelo Ball
2022: Scottie Barnes
2023: Banchero

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