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Jazz fans aren't the only ones who love Trey Burke.
According to odds courtesy of Bovada.LV, Burke, the No. 9 pick in last week's NBA Draft is a 4-to-1 preseason favorite to win Rookie of the Year honors.
Burke is the favorite over Victor Oladipo, who went No. 2 to Orlando, and CJ McCollum, the 10th pick by the Portland Trail Blazers. The Jazz acquired Burke in one of three draft-day trades, moving the 14 and 21 picks to Minnesota in exchange for the consensus national college player of the year. Five days into free agency, Burke remains the only point guard on the Jazz roster.
Trey Burke, Utah Jazz: 4/1 Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic: 11/2CJ McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers: 15/2 Otto Porter, Washington Wizards: 15/2Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers: 9/1Anthony Bennett, Cleveland Cavaliers: 10/1Ben McLemore, Sacramento Kings: 10/1Cody Zeller, Charlotte Bobcats: 12/1Alex Len, Phoenix Suns: 14/1Kelly Olynyk, Boston Celtics: 14/1Kentavius Caldwell-Pope, Detroit Pistons: 14/1Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota Timberwolves: 15/1 Shane Larkin, Atlanta Hawks: 16/1Sergey Karasev, Cleveland Cavaliers: 25/1 Tim Hardaway Jr., New York Knicks: 25/1 Dennis Schroeder, Atlanta Hawks: 33/1Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers: 33/1
Only Darrell Griffith, in 1980-81, has ever won Rookie of the Year as a member of the Jazz.