- Chet Holmgren has been taken out from the Rookie of the Year odds boards after the Thunder announced that he would miss the entire 2022-23 NBA season.
- Holmgren suffered a Lisfranc injury to his right foot during a pro-am game last Saturday.
- Before the injury, Holmgren was the second favorite to win the award.
Chet Holmgren has gone from being the second favorite to win the 2023 NBA Rookie of the Year award to being wiped out from all the ROY betting boards at the best NBA sportsbooks.
It was just less than a week ago when Holmgren was at +375 to win the 2023 top rookie award, just slightly behind Banchero’s odds board-leading +280 odds. However, when news first broke that the no. 2 pick of the 2022 NBA Draft suffered ligament damage on his foot and needed further evaluation, his odds immediately dropped to at least +1000 at the top NBA betting sites.
On Thursday, Holmgren’s name was taken down from the 2023 NBA Rookie of the Year odds boards after it was confirmed that he suffered a season-ending injury.
Chet Holmgren Suffers Lisfranc Injury
Breaking: Chet Holmgren will miss the 2022-2023 season with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot.
Holmgren suffered the injury in a Pro-Am game in Seattle on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/iXolvgdStP
— ESPN (@espn) August 25, 2022
Thunder General Manager Sam Presti broke the sad news on Thursday, telling reporters that Holmgren suffered a Lisfranc injury to his right foot during a pro-am game last Saturday. According to a report from ESPN, he sustained the injury while defending LeBron Jame on a fastbreak in the CrawsOver Pro-am event.
Presti also revealed that Holmgren will underdog surgery after the team had consulted with three of the nation’s top foot specialists. Presti added that Holmgren suffered a ruptured tendon on his right foot, not a fracture, and noted that the Thunder are optimistic about his long-term recovery but will be “extremely conservative” with the 20-year-old.
Holmgren’s size was a constant topic leading to the 2022 NBA Draft and even after it. Critics questioned whether his 7-1 195-pound body would withstand the physical demands of NBA basketball, much more an 82-game regular season. Those fears have become real right now.
The Thunder are hoping that Holmgren would be another key piece in their massive rebuild, although not much is expected from them this year. OKC is one of five teams that have been given the second-worst odds to win the 2023 NBA title at +50000 on the BetOnline App. Their shortest title odds are at +25000 via Bet365 USA while they are at their longest via the DraftKings Sportsbook at +70000.
Rookie of the Year Odds Saw a Drastic Change on Thursday
The NBA Rookie of the Year odds saw a drastic change on Thursday following the injury news to Chet Holmgren. https://t.co/jdjRBhS8xU
— Rookie Wire (@RookieWire) August 26, 2022
While the Thunder’s odds didn’t move after the injury announcement because well, they were already way down on the betting boards, the NBA’s 2023 Rookie of the Year odds boards saw a drastic change on Thursday following the injury news to Holmgren.
At Tipico Sports, Banchero is now listed at +200 with Keegan Murray moving up to second at +450 followed by Jaden Ivey at +650 odds. Bet365 USA is also listing Banchero at +200 while Murray is at a longer +500 odds. Meanwhile, Ivey and Jabari Smith are tied at +550 odds. FanDuel sportsbook also has Banchero at +200 with Ivey and Murray both given +500 odds and Smith at +600.
Banchero is pegged at +200 via BetMGM with Murray chasing him at +500 and Ivey at +550. Barstool Sportsbook also has Banchero at +200 with Murray trailing the top pick at his shortest current odds at +400. Meanwhile, Ivey and Smith are both at +700.
BetOnline currently has Banchero at +150 odds, his shortest on any betting board. Meanwhile, Murray has moved up from his opening odds of +900 to +500 as the new second favorite. Ivey is third at BetOnline with his +550 odds. MyBookie.ag currently has the longest odds for Banchero at +290. He is followed by Murray at +610, Ivey at +640, and Smith at +670.