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  • Alexandre Sarr is the early NBA ROY favorite, ahead of Zaccharie Risacher and Stephon Castle
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This page monitors the odds to win the 2024 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.

2025 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

 

  • June 27, 2024: Second-overall pick Alexandre Sarr of the Wizards is the early favorite to win 2025 NBA ROY at +425, followed closely by #1 pick Zaccharie Risacher of the Hawks at +575.

2025 NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

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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
2024 Victor Wembanyama San Antonio Spurs 1
2023 Paolo Banchero Orlando Magic 1
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

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 16 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)

Rookie of the Year Trends Based off Position

  • The award has gone to a primary ball-handler in nine of the past 14 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: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

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