My Rookie of the Year Breakdown
The heavy favorite:
Anthony Davis – New Orleans Hornets (+225 to Win Rookie of the Year)
Davis, the former Kentucky Wildcat standout, has the two ingredients needed for any rookie to succeed – skill and opportunity. He will play a lot for the Hornets, and he will be a statistical contributor right away. Davis is already an elite defensive player – he can change the tone of a game with a block or a key rebound just as easily as he can with a thunderous dunk. He is about as much of a sure-thing to be an NBA star as it gets.