Exploring Awards for NBA Players After the Trade Deadline Expires

From time to time, we keep our readers up to date with the best wagering opportunities related to NBA futures, and today is no exception. We recently highlighted a few team futures that make sense, and now we focus on the individual NBA award player markets that are available to New Yorkers who travel out of state to place those bets (New York law forbids player award futures).

It’s essential to keep in mind that a majority of NBA awards voters decide upon their choices in early April. Therefore, some of these award races are more fluid than you may believe. With this in mind, let’s have a look at what the MVP field currently looks like. Different sportsbooks have different odds, but Nikola Jokic is currently the favorite to secure NBA MVP honors for a third consecutive season.

But is Jokic a near-lock? Not necessarily. It would be difficult for him to become the first three-time consecutive winner since Larry Bird in the mid-1980s, as some voters are predisposed to not equate anyone with Bird. This is why Joel Embiid of Philadelphia has become the +350 second choice. If he has a strong weekend against the Nets and the Knicks, he may soon be a co-favorite