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NBA rookie of the year odds: Magic rookies don't have a great shot

Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson are longshots to win the Rookie of the Year Award.

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With the 19th pick in the 2012 draft, the Orlando Magic took forward Andrew Nicholson. Nicholson, a four-year player at St. Bonaventure, averaged 17.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game over the course of his college career, looked like he may be ready to make an early impact.

However, with Glen Davis expected to start at power forward, that could be difficult.

After the Magic decided they had to trade Dwight Howard, they wanted to collect other young players to add to their core. They Magic were able to do so by acquiring the 15th overall pick in the draft, Maurice Harkless. Harkless averaged 15.3 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game and was named Big East Freshman of the Year, leaving for the NBA after just one year at St. John's.

Despite their collegiate accolades, neither player seems to have much of a shot at winning the Rookie of the Year award, at least according to Bovada.

Harkless is 30/1 to win the award while Nicholson is 40/1.

Top overall pick Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Hornets is the favorite at 19/10. He's followed by Portland point guard Damian Lillard (11/2), Charlotte wing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (9/2), Sacramento big man Thomas Robinson (19/2) and former Florida Gator and current Wizards guard Bradley Beal (10/1).

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