Cody Williams NBA Draft Projection: Where Will Colorado Forward Land?

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One of the nation’s best all-around talents at the forward position in men’s college basketball last season is off to the pros, with Cody Williams departing CU after a single season where he averaged 11.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. Williams departs Boulder off a season where he was named to the final Pac-12 All-Freshman team, guiding CU to the program’s winningest regular season in program history (26-11) across Colorado betting apps and a second round berth in the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  

The Arizona native is a consensus first round talent in this week’s 2024 NBA Draft, which means he’ll likely take the stage with Commissioner Adam Silver at Barclay’s Center on Thursday night when his name is called.  

With that in mind, - home to the top Colorado sportsbook promos - broke down some hypothetical odds on which franchises have the best odds of drafting the 19-year-old out of CU on Thursday night.

Cody Williams NBA Draft Projection Odds: Landing Spots


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Portland Trail Blazers



Utah Jazz



Detroit Pistons



San Antonio Spurs



Chicago Bulls



Charlotte Hornets



Oklahoma City Thunder



The Field



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Where Will Cody Williams Go?

The leader in the Williams sweepstakes is the Portland Trail Blazers, who clock in at +400 to draft the former one-year Buffalo starter with the team’s pick at No. 7 in the draft.  

Throw in the Utah Jazz at +450 (with the No. 10 pick in the draft), the Detroit Pistons at +600 (with the No. 5 pick in the draft) and the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls at +900 apiece (at Nos. 4 or 8 and 11) and you have the upper end of the Williams odds board.  

Longshots to land Williams include the Charlotte Hornets (with the sixth pick), Oklahoma City Thunder (with the 12th pick) and the field at +1000 apiece and you have the full rundown of the NBA teams we see landing the former CU forward this week.

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Christopher Boan

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

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