The NBA MVP award is one that is always up for debate after the voting for it. Last season, Steph Curry the first unanimous MVP in NBA history, it was also his second straight MVP. Many believed it was unbelievable that Curry could win it unanimously when Michael Jordan and Lebron James never did. The chances that Curry gets his third straight MVP? Good, but not the best.
The best odds to win MVP go to none other than Russell Westbrook. Westbrook will have full no doubt leadership of the Thunder for an entire season for the first time ever in his NBA career. On top of that Westbrook will be a man on a mission, he wants to prove all doubters wrong and, more importantly, he wants to beat Curry and the Golden State Warriors. The top 10 odds to win the MVP are as follows:
For all the great players in the NBA 2:1 odds for Westbrook are quite high. The key for him to achieve this is for the Thunder to be at least a fourth or a fifth seed in the Western Conference. If he is able to put the Thunder in that position then it will be hard to pass him up in the voting. Westbrook is one of the few superstars in the league who is not on a “super team.”
Last season Westbrook finished in fourth for the MVP and in that season he averaged 23.5 points, 10.4 assists, and 7.8 rebounds a game. When putting up stats like those it is hard to argue that Westbrook does not do it all on the court. He is going to have to up his game in the next season and will most likely average more points per game. Some believe that Westbrook even has the chance of doing something that no player has done since Oscar Robertson, average a triple-double for an entire season.