Las Vegas isn't doesn't see much season hardware heading Brooklyn's way this season, as no individual Nets player or coach is within 30/1 odds overall. The closest is Bojan Bogdanovic, who is at 30/1 odds to win Rookie of the Year.
Nets new head coach Lionel Hollins is at 35/1 odds to win the NBA Coach of the Year award, while Deron Williams is at 45/1 odds to lead the NBA in assists for the 2014-15 NBA season.
There are no other Nets on this list. Not one player in the MVP race, none in the Most Rebounds list, obviously, and none in the Points Per Game Leader list.
I can't really say I'm all that surprised. Not that I'll condone betting, but, I think Bogdanovic has the best odds at beating the odds of the three players/coach listed, since he's currently the starting SG for the Nets.
Hollins could really surprise people and may find his way into the conversation for Coach of the Year, but he'd probably have to coach this team to 55 wins this year to win the award. Williams, as we know, has the ability to lead the NBA in assists, and I do like the weapons he has around him, however, every year since 2008-09 his assists per game numbers have dropped, and last year he posted 6.1 per game, his worst average since his rookie season. Plus, it may be that Williams will take more of a scoring role for Coach Hollins.
How's that for, "I don't condone betting...BUT...."?
And it should be noted, not everyone is quite enamored of Bovada or its P.R. operation.
Bovada has surpassed the shoe companies in getting free publicity from NBA beat writers. Jimmy Shapiro should get a raise.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) October 14, 2014