Giannis is the favorite at -150 right now, and his numbers have ONLY improved from last season. But it seems as if the league doesn’t like to give back to back awards as much these days, right? If so, Harden should have won again LAST year.
Luka is a good bet at +363 – and I think the league wants a kid like him to be the face of the NBA… He’s “good for the brand,” ya know? He’s also GOOD FROM THE FLOOR. What a season so far. And he’s only 20 years old; if he doesn’t win this year, he’s a lock to nab an MVP in the next couple of years.
What about our past winners? Harden is also absolutely incredible. He makes the game look too easy, and at +525, he’s as deserving as any of the other guys. LeBron and AD, on the other hand, won’t win because they’re on the same team. They’re both playing at an MVP-level, but they cancel each other out in the minds of voters. That being said, if Davis ends up missing much more time from injury, then LeBron turns into a smart bet at +750 because he will carry the team on his back for however long AD is out.
All in all, I’d take Dončić.