Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid Favored to Take Home 2022-23 NBA MVP Honors
Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images. Pictured: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks
We’re just a day out of the NBA season ending, but that won’t stop us from looking ahead to the upcoming season of play.
Odds have already been released for the MVP futures market, and it’s no surprise to see the names at the top of the list.
Luka Doncic and Joel Embiid are tied at the peak of the odds market at FanDuel. They’re listed at +550, while Giannis Antetokounmpo (+700) and the two-time reigning MVP, Nikola Jokic, are listed at +1200 and +1300, respectively.
Jokic, Embiid and Antetokounmpo account for the top three vote-getters in this year’s MVP voting, and Luka Doncic came in fifth. Devin Booker has the fourth-shortest odds at +2800 to take home the honors next year.
Stephen Curry, who was recently named NBA Finals MVP, comes in at +1300 to win the upcoming regular season MVP. He posted 31 points, six rebounds and five assists per game in the Warriors series victory over the Celtics.
Jayson Tatum is listed at +1500 to win MVP after an underwhelming Finals performance. Overall, he did have an excellent season, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Celtics find similar success in the upcoming year.
Other notable names include Ja Morant (+1600), Kawhi Leonard (+2400), Trae Young (+4100) and Jimmy Butler (+6000).
Of course, no NBA MVP list would be complete with LeBron James. He’s listed at +2800 to win his fifth MVP award.