The NBA will hold its annual player draft Thursday and oddsmakers have pegged Memphis guard Derrick Rose as the heavy favorite to be selected No. 1 overall by the Chicago Bulls.
Rose is listed at -500 with Kansas State forward Michael Beasley at +300, according to Bodoglife.com's draft odds.
UCLA's Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook each is listed for bets involving picks No. 3 to No. 8 but not together.
For example, who will be the No. 3 pick in the draft? Mayo (2-5), Stanford's Brook Lopez (3-1), Love (9-2), Arizona's Jerryd Bayless (7-1), or other (8-1); who will be the No. 4 pick? Bayless (even), Westbrook (6-5), Lopez (3-1), Indiana's Eric Gordon (5-1) or other (8-1).
-- Lonnie WhiteCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times