NBA Rookie of the Year Odds Reveal Incredibly Lopsided Race Ahead of Season Restart

Ja Morant is the heavy favorite to win Rookie of the Year.
Ja Morant is the heavy favorite to win Rookie of the Year. / Brandon Dill/Getty Images

The NBA is hoping the league's restart will take place in late July. But with this season being shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, any late season pushes for awards could go completely out the window. This is arguably most evident in the odds to win NBA Rookie of the Year.

These odds are incredibly lopsided, with Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant being the clear -3000 favorite to take home the award, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Morant has been terrific for the Grizzlies this season. Starting 59 games and averaging 30.0 minutes played, Morant has averaged 17.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game. The 20-year-old has been the favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year all season long, remaining consistent and helping put Memphis in playoff contention.

While Morant has been the clear favorite to win the award, Zion Williamson is probably the biggest star out of this year's crop of rookies. He has averaged 23.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. However, his odds to win Rookie of the Year are only +900, due to him playing just 19 games.

While both Morant and Zion look like they'll be top-tier players for quite some time, it's the guard that is expected to be the Rookie of the Year this season.

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