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2021-22 NBA Awards odds: Who is favoured to win MVP, Rookie of the Year and Most Improved?

The NBA season is still two months away but the favourites for the individual end of season awards have been released.

All odds from Vegas Insider .

For the second-straight season, Luka Doncic opens as the favourite to win MVP, while reigning Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo comes in with the fourth-best odds. Reigning Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic enters the 2021-22 season with the eighth-best odds to repeat.

The Los Angeles Lakers have three players in the top 15 odds to win MVP, with LeBron James holding the best odds at +1400.

2021-22 Odds to win MVP

PLAYER TEAM ODDS
Luka Doncic Dallas Mavericks +400
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers +700
Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets +700
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks =800
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors +900
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers +1100
LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers +1400
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets +1600
Trae Young Atlanta Hawks +1600
Devin Booker Phoenix Suns +2000
James Harden Brooklyn Nets +2500
Anthony Davis Los Angeles Lakers +2500
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics +2500
Russell Westbrook Los Angeles Lakers +2500

2021-22 Odds to win Rookie of the Year

No.1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft Cade Cunningham enters the season as the favourite to win Rookie of the Year, followed by No. 2 overall pick Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets.

Outside of the top two selections, No.5 pick Jalen Suggs of the Orlando Magic comes in third, followed by the Toronto Raptors No. 4 pick Scottie Barnes.

The Rockets have two rookies in the top 10 with Aperen Sengun coming in with the sixth best odds for the award.

PLAYER TEAM ODDS
Cade Cunningham Detroit Pistons +250
Jalen Green Houston Rockets +300
Jalen Suggs Orlando Magic +750
Scottie Barnes Toronto Raptors +800
Evan Mobley Cleveland Cavaliers +800
Aperen Sengun Houston Rockets +1400
Davion Mitchell Sacramento Kings +1800
Jonathan Kuminga Golden State Warriors +2500
James Bouknight Charlotte Hornets +2500
Josh Giddey Oklahoma City Thunder +3000

2021-22 Odds to win Most Improved Player of the Year

Following his impressive season in Oklahoma City Thunder, Canadian guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the pack alongside New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson.

The Houston Rockets have two players inside the top 10 in Kevin Porter Jr. and Christan Wood, while Toronto Raptors big man Chris Boucher sits at the 11th-best odds to win Most Improved Player of the Year.

PLAYER TEAM ODDS
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Oklahoma City Thunder +700
Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans +700
Michael Porter Jr. Denver Nuggets +750
Kevin Porter Jr. Houston Rockets +900
Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls +1200
Collin Sexton Cleveland Cavaliers +1200
Christian Wood Houston Rockets +1400
Jaren Jackson Jr. Memphis Grizzlies +1600
Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics +1600
John Collins Atlanta Hawks +1800
Chris Boucher Toronto Raptors +1800

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