Mavs' Doncic is favorite to win 2021 NBA MVP

By 105.3 The Fan

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Luka Doncic has already accomplished a lot in his first two years in the NBA. He was named First-Team All-NBA after leading the Mavs to the playoffs this past season. The 2019-20 season also included Doncic's first All-Star appearance. But there are a few more boxes he'd like to check off sooner than later.

One of those boxes is the league's MVP award. Doncic ended up in fourth in MVP voting in 2020, finishing behind the winner Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James and James Harden.

But what about next season? Vegas oddsmakers believe the third time's the charm.

According to, Doncic is the overall favorite to win the award.

Here are the favorites, including several players who are tied for 10th place.

Luka Doncic 4-1

Giannis Antetokounmpo 9-2

Stephen Curry 5-1

LeBron James 7-1

Anthony Davis 7-1

James Harden 8-1

Kawhi Leonard 9-1

Kevin Durant 10-1

Damian Lillard 15-1

Jayson Tatum 25-1

Nikola Jokic 25-1

Joel Embiid 25-1

Jimmy Butler 25-1