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2012 NBA Odds: Dion Waiters tabbed with 7th-best odds for Rookie of the Year

The 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year odds have been released by Bovada, and Dion Waiters is at 15-to-1 to win while Tyler Zeller is 30-to-1.

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The 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year odds are out, and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters is listed with the seventh-best odds to win the award this season.

No. 1 pick Anthony Davis is the presumptive favorite (19/10) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is second (9/1), followed by Bradley Beal (10/1), Harrison Barnes (12/1), Jonas Valanciunas (12/1), Thomas Robinson (19/2) and then Waiters (15/1).

The subtle implication is that Waiters was drafted too high, or that his learning curve will be more steep than some of the other young rookies on developing teams, but it isn't exactly cause for concern. Byron Scott can be tough on rookies with playing time, so that might also be another factor.

Meanwhile, Tyler Zeller fits in with 30-to-1 odds, but he's not even the best longshot because Andre Drummond is also listed at 30-to-1.

Here are the 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year odds, via Bovada:

Odds To Win 2012-2013 NBA Rookie Of The Year
Anthony Davis (NO) 19/10
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA) 9/1
Bradley Beal (WAS) 10/1
Harrison Barnes (GSW) 12/1
Jonas Valanciunas (TOR) 12/1
Thomas Robinson (SAC) 19/2
Dion Waiters (CLE) 15/1
John Henson (MIL) 25/1
Kendall Marshall (PHO) 25/1
Marquis Teague (CHI) 25/1
Royce White (HOU) 25/1
Andre Drummond (DET) 30/1
Austin Rivers (NO) 30/1
Damian Lillard (POR) 11/2
Jeremy Lamb (HOU) 20/1
Jared Sullinger (BOS) 30/1
Maurice Harkless (PHI) 30/1
Tyler Zeller (CLE) 30/1
Terrence Ross (TOR) 30/1
Donatas Motiejunas (HOU) 50/1
Andrew Nicholson (ORL) 40/1
John Jenkins (ATL) 25/1
Meyers Leonard (POR) 40/1

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