Victor Wembanyama is being touted as the best NBA prospect since LeBron James, and there is little doubt he goes No. 1 overall to the San Antonio Spurs in next month’s draft.
The No. 2 pick? That’s a bit more complicated.
G League Ignite point guard Scoot Henderson was long seen as the second-best player in the class, but Brandon Miller closed the gap with an impressive freshman season at Alabama.
DraftKings has NBA draft odds listed for each of the top three picks, and has Henderson as the slight favorite to be the No. 2 selection. The sportsbook lists Henderson at -140 odds to go second overall, with Miller not too far behind at +100, as of May 17.
Henderson was the -220 favorite at DraftKings before the draft lottery, but he is now a smaller favorite because the Charlotte Hornets finished with the second pick.
Hornets need to draft Brandon Miller instead of Scoot Henderson cause to me it’s a better fit and he can play beside Mark Williams at the 4
— LaMelo Bald 👨🏽🦲 (@IAmWana) May 17, 2023
They already have LaMelo Ball running the show and could choose to go with Miller, a wing who may fit in better on the roster. Miller was a +160 underdog at DraftKings to be the second pick on Tuesday and now his odds are listed at +100 to go No. 2, so there is a definite belief either of the players could be chosen.
Here are the current odds to be the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft:
- Scott Henderson -140
- Brandon Miller +100
- Amen Thompson +3000
- Jarace Walker +5000
- Ausar Thompson +5000