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NBA Rookie of the Year Odds: LaMelo Ball Leads as He Nears Return on FanDuel Sportsbook

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Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball leads in the odds to win Rookie of the Year as he nears a return from injury.
Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball leads in the odds to win Rookie of the Year as he nears a return from injury. / Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
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Injured Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball could return to live action this weekend. The star rookie shook up the Rookie of the Year race when he was cleared to practice about 10 days ago. Ball took over as the favorite after falling behind due to his wrist injury.

NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

Ball remains the Rookie of the Year favorite at FanDuel Sportsbook with odds of -330. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards is next at +260. Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton (+800) and New York Knicks point guard Immanuel Quickly (+10000) round out the key rookies.

Ball won three consecutive Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month Awards to open the season in January, February and March. He is averaging 15.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 41 contests.

Edwards was leading the race nearly three weeks ago until the announcement of Ball's upcoming return. He is averaging 18.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for the Timberwolves.

Here's an updated look at the Rookie of the Year odds on FanDuel Sportsbook

Rookie of the Year Odds 2021

1. LaMelo Ball (-330)

2. Anthony Edwards (+260)

3. Tyrese Haliburton (+800)

4. Immanuel Quickley (+10000)


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