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Trae Young listed as top-five candidate in opening NBA Rookie of the Year odds

It’s early but the handicapping world weighs in.

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Even with amid mixed opinions surrounding Trae Young’s NBA future, the consensus on the Atlanta Hawks point guard reflects incredible offensive upside. With that in mind, the good folks at have released opening betting odds for the 2018-19 NBA Rookie of the Year award and Young is treated favorably.

The former Oklahoma star begins as the fourth-leading candidate for the award with 7-to-1 odds and Young trailing only Suns center Deandre Ayton, Kings big man Marvin Bagley and Mavericks draftee Luka Doncic in the pecking order. Given the amount of offensive opportunity available for Young (if Dennis Schroder is traded before training camp), it is easy to see him putting up considerable counting statistics and, in the end, that is a big part of Rookie of the Year consideration.

It might take time for Young to come into his own offensively but, in the minds of the off-shore handicapping world, he has a decent chance to “pop” in his first professional season.

Below are the full ROY odds, via Bovada.

2018-2019 NBA Rookie of the Year – Odds to Win

Deandre Ayton 13/5

Luka Doncic 3/1

Marvin Bagley 9/2

Trae Young 7/1

Jaren Jackson Jr 9/1

Mohamed Bamba 11/1

Kevin Knox 15/1

Michael Porter Jr 15/1

Mikal Bridges 22/1

Collin Sexton 22/1

Miles Bridges 28/1

Wendell Carter Jr 28/1

Donte DiVincenzo 40/1

Shai Gilgeous-Alexansder 40/1

Zhaire Smith 45/1

Lonnie Walker 50/1

Robert Williams 50/1