Now that we’re getting amped up for the season, it seems fitting to take a look at the Rookie of the Year betting futures.
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USA (7-0) vs Lithuania (7-0) – WOW. Though I did say Lithuania was better than the 40/1 odds against them to start this tournament, I cannot say that I anticipated them doing this. They just clobbered Argentina, who was a favorite to win this tournament in the eyes of many, and Linas Kleiza is the sole reason why. He showed years ago in Denver that he has the ability to shoot lights out and sometimes take over games coming off the bench, but in this FIBA tournament he has shined as a starter. Through 7 games he is averaging 19 ppg and also leading the Lithuanians in rebounds, as well. It is always strange how seemingly average NBA players take over these tournaments, and Linas has just been one of many to do it.
Part II FIBA World Championships, taking a look at the players and odds for some of the teams in Groups C & B.