With the 2022 NBA season now officially over, it is on to next season for 2022-2023. Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets won the NBA MVP Award for the second consecutive season. Steph Curry and Steve Nash are some of the most recent players to win back-to-back MVPs and also Giannis Antetokounmpo as well. Who will be some of the favorites to win it next year, according to FanDuel Sportsbook?
Luka Doncic +500
Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks will be the favorite to win the 2022-2023 NBA MVP award. Dallas was the fourth seed last year in the Western Conference. The Mavericks went all the way to the Western Conference Finals before losing to the Golden State Warriors in five games. Doncic averaged 28.4 PPG, 9.1 RPG, and 8.7 APG last season. He makes everyone around him better and has put up better stats at 23 years old than Lebron James did.
Luka Doncic is a Top 2 player in the league. He has a bunch of B and C players around him. Doncic will need more help next year and getting Christian Wood from the Houston Rockets via trade is a very good start. Luka Doncic also has Jalen Brunson around him for now.
Joel Embiid +550
Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers has the second-best odds to win the 2022-2023 NBA MVP. Some people believe that he should have won it this season. Embiid at various stretches felt like the most dominant player in the sport of basketball. It felt like he was scoring 30 points and grabbing 15 rebounds on a night-to-night basis. Philadelphia was the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.
They felt lost without him on the floor even with having James Harden, Tobias Harris, and Tyrese Maxey on the roster. Joel Embiid averaged 30.6 PPG, 11.7 RPG, and 4.2 APG last season. He is going to be a machine once again next year if Joel Embiid can stay healthy and not get hurt.
Giannis Antetokounmpo +700
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks has the third-best odds to win the 2022-2023 NBA MVP. Antetokounmpo was a finalist for the NBA MVP Award this season and he feels like the most dominant player in the world also. Giannis Antetokounmpo already has two MVPs and one NBA Finals MVP on his resume. He averaged 29.9 PPG, 11.6 RPG, and 5.8 APG.
Antetokounmpo is a headache to stop, especially when driving to the paint. He also has improved his three-point shot. Milwaukee will be one of the favorites to win it all next season because of Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Kevin Durant +1000
Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets has the fourth-best odds to win the 2022 NBA MVP Award next season. He is one of the best pure scorers in the entire world. Durant might be without Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn next year. Durant needs to lead a team once and for all.
There is no denying his talent. Kevin Durant averaged 29.9 PPG, 7.4 RPG, and 6.4 APG last season with the Brooklyn Nets.