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NBA sixth man of the year
In 2020-2021, two Mavericks received votes for the sixth man of the year. Tim Hardaway Jr. finished fifth in the votes with five second-place votes and nine third-place votes. Jalen Brunson finished one place ahead of him with 14 second-place votes and 25 third-place votes. It was an impressive performance for Brunson who had a very good regular season. But he’s been held in check by the taller, much more athletic defenders the Clippers threw at him, and his lackluster play likely hurts his ability to win the award this year.
At +2000, Brunson enters the season with the 12th best odds to win the award. He will have to start hot in order to change the narrative around him and convince voters that his value to the team was not overrated. He is of tremendous value if you think Brunson will take a step forward this season and help fill the side playmaker role. If he can still close matches in front of some wings, a 20 to 1 odds seem like a gift. If he doesn’t close matches and you think Goran Dragic will eventually join the Mavs, the odds look good. We recommend a small bet in the dark. A good start to the season could reduce the odds and eliminate a lot of the value.
NBA Coach of the Year
Once you stop laughing and / or yelling angrily on your computer, take a second to think about it. Kidd (+1,400) currently has a better chance of winning the award than Chris Finch in Minnesota, James Borrego in Charlotte, Taylor Jenkins in Memphis and him whose name will not be mentioned in Indiana.
The story of a Kidd victory stares us in the face. The team is experiencing an offseason of organizational dysfunction. The team star is said to have a toe on the door. The team decides to hire one of their own despite his failure in his two previous positions. The new coach drew the lessons he learned from coaching the league’s top player to a championship and helped his new team rise from the ashes of ten-year-old chess like a majestic Phoenix.
Crazier things have happened, and really a bet on Kidd is a bet on Luka. If you think Luka will take another step forward and lead this team to the top two or three seeds in the West, there are worse bets to be made.
NBA Defensive Player of the Year
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Most Improved Player in the NBA
Here’s where things get interesting. Kristaps Porzingis is currently listed at +8000. This means that a 10 dollar bet could net you $ 810.
Are you willing to bet that Porzingis can hit his playing level right out of the bubble and stay healthy for most of the season? The chances of this happening are probably better than 80 to 1. This is not a likely or probable scenario, but it is possible.
You don’t have to open a credit card in your child’s name and use the card to make a cash advance in order to place a bet on them to win. We’re just saying there are worse ways to spend $ 10 (example).
For better or worse, the immediate future of the Mavericks rests on the shoulders of one man. If Porzingis can play like a real second banana and flash the kind of shine at both ends of the pitch we’ve seen in New York and for a few blissful weeks in Orlando, the sky is the ceiling for the Mavericks.
Most Valuable Player
As you probably know, Luka Doncic is the first favorite to win the MVP title. At +380, he is ahead of Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant and Giannis. He also entered last season as a favorite, but those talks fell through after the Mavs’ disastrous start.
We recommend that you stay away for now.
Doncic will likely have a better chance when one of the other listed players starts hot. Now, if Luka is to win the MVP title, that would mean the team is succeeding. We recommend that you bet on the Mavericks’ total wins, which is currently set at +/- 48.5. For Luka to be seriously considered as an MVP contender, the Mavericks would need to end the season among the top three seeds. They would have to win over 49 games for this to be realistic.