The 2021-22 NBA season is about to get underway, meaning the time to make a pre-season pick for NBA MVP is running out.
There are the usual suspects that are favored to win the prestigious award like Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Nikola Jokic.
You also wouldn’t be going out on a limb if you were to pick Joel Embiid or Damian Lillard to take home the trophy.
Every single season, there seems to be a new name or two that throws their name into the discussion for MVP. That being said, we’ve had three multi-time winners since the 2011-12 season (LeBron James, Curry, and Antetokounmpo).
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If you’re someone who likes to take dart throws for players to win NBA MVP, here are three players that are dark-horse candidates to take home the hardware in 2021-2022.
Odds are courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.