Alex Sarr NBA Career Projection: Will 2nd Overall Pick Live Up To Hype With Wizards?

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One of the most promising NBA Draft prospects this year hails from Bordeaux, France. Teenager Alexandre Sarr, a 7-footer, comes to the Nation’s capital after playing in Australia last season. He’ll draw plenty of Virginia sports betting interest as he enters the NBA.

The Washington Wizards selected Sarr No. 2 overall in June’s NBA Draft. So BetVirginia.com broke down some hypothetical odds on how Sarr’s pro career might go in D.C. We list odds for All-Star appearances and Rookie of the Year award honors.

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How Many NBA All-Star Appearances Will Alex Sarr Have?

NBA All-Star Appearances OddsPercentage Chance
Over 1.5+30025.0%
Under 1.5-30075.0%

Overall, we give Sarr pretty good odds of not making more than one appearance in an NBA All-Star Game during his pro run. We list the French forward at -300 odds (a 75% implied probability) to make 1.5 or fewer ASGs during his time with the Wizards. These odds were created by BetVirginia and not found at Virginia sportsbook apps.

Compare that to the +300 odds of Sarr making two or more ASG teams during his pro career and you have a pretty good sense of the type of future we see in the 19-year-old.

Sarr averaged 9.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game in Australia’s NBL, helping the Perth Wildcats reach the league’s semifinals. Now, the Frenchman is tasked with helping guide Washington back to respectability on the heels of the worst season in franchise history. The club went 15-67 (.183) in 2023-24 and missed the playoffs for the third season in a row.

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Alex Sarr Rookie of the Year Odds

PlayerOdds
Alex Sarr (Wizards)+350
Zaccharie Risacher (Hawks)+450
Stephon Castle (Spurs)+700
Zach Edey (Grizzlies)+1100
Tidjane Salaun (Hornets)+1200
Reed Sheppard (Rockets)+1200
Donovan Clingan (Trail Blazers)+1200
Dalton Knecht (Lakers)+1200

Entering the 2024-25 season, Alex Sarr is our frontrunner to be named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. We give him +350 odds, just ahead of countryman Zaccharie Risacher, who went to the Atlanta Hawks with the top pick in this year’s draft.

As for NBA championship odds, the draft has done little to boost confidence in the Wizards for next season. BetMGM Virginia Sportsbook lists Washington at +100000 odds to win the franchise’s first league title since 1978. Those are the longest odds on the board, alongside the Nets, Hornets, Pistona, Raptors and Trail Blazers.

Risacher has +450 odds on our Rookie of the Year board. Stephon Castle out of UConn is third at +700 and Memphis Grizzlies’ big man Zach Edey out of Purdue is fourth at +1100 as the NBA Summer League approaches.

Longshots to take home the award include Tidjane Salaun of the Charlotte Hornets, Donovan Clingan of the Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Dalton Knecht and Reed Sheppard of the Houston Rockets at +1200 apiece.

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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