Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard C.J. McCollum placed third in the early 2014 Rookie of the Year odds, courtesy of Bovada.LV.
2013-14 Rookie of the Year - Odds to Win
1. Trey Burke 4/1
2. Victor Oladipo 11/2
3. CJ McCollum 15/2
4. Otto Porter 15/2
5. Michael Carter-Williams 9/1
t-6. Anthony Bennett 10/1
t-6. Ben McLemore 10/1
8. Cody Zeller 12/1
t-9. Alex Len 14/1
t-9. Kelly Olynyk 14/1
t-9. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 14/1
12. Shabazz Muhammad 15/1
13. Shane Larkin 16/1
14. Sergey Karasev 25/1
15. Tim Hardaway Jr. 25/1
16. Nerlens Noel 33/1
17. Dennis Schroeder 33/1
McCollum, 21, was selected with the No. 10 pick in last week's draft. He averaged 23.9 points and 2.9 assists as a senior at Lehigh last season.
Burke, 20, was selected with the No. 9 pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves and traded to the Utah Jazz.
Oladipo, 21, was selected with the No. 2 pick by the Orlando Magic.
Blazers guard Damian Lillard was named 2013 Rookie of the Year by a unanimous vote. He was also a unanimous All-Rookie First Team selection. Last October, Lillard was given the second-best odds to win Rookie of the Year, trailing only New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis.
Here's a transcript of Blazers GM Neil Olshey discussing the 2013 NBA Draft.
Here's a transcript of Blazers coach Terry Stotts discussing the 2013 NBA Draft.
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