Jahlil Okafor June 2015

It seems like the top three picks of this year's NBA Draft are the top candidates to win the Rookie of the Year award. D'Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor can all make immediate impact for their respective teams in the 2015-16 season.

According to CBS Sports, Okafor — who was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers — is currently the odds-on favorite to win the award.

Check out the full odds below, which also features 76ers center Joel Embiid:

2015/2016 NBA Rookie of the Year

Jahlil Okafor 7/2

D'Angelo Russell 4/1

Karl-Anthony Towns 7/1

Emmanuel Mudiay 7/1

Justise Winslow 9/1

Joel Embiid 10/1

Mario Hezonja 16/1

Willie Cauley-Stein 22/1

Jerian Grant 22/1

Myles Turner 25/1

Sam Dekker 25/1

Frank Kaminsky 25/1

Kristaps Porzingis 25/1

Stanley Johnson 33/1

Cameron Payne 33/1

Trey Lyles 33/1

Devin Booker 33/1

Bobby Portis 33/1

Usually the player who scores the most points per game wins the award, as evident with the last six winners. Okafor seems like the guy who would average the most points per game among the current rookies so far.

If I had a prediction, it would probably go down between Okafor and Russell. We'll see what happens, though.


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