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Don't sleep on Kevin Durant's MVP potential, plus other players to bet

Kevin Durant's two-way skills -- and his odds -- make him an appealing option to target for MVP. Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports

After another sterling "offseason" of entertainment, the NBA season tips off in 11 days. With a never-ending barrage of storylines to consume -- and wagers to be made -- we wanted to take another peek at what has us most excited. After taking on teams in our last installment, this time we'll concentrate on the player side of the equation:

(All player prop odds are courtesy of Fan Duel and/or William Hill U.K.)


Kevin Durant wins MVP (12-1)

Is there anything for Durant to pursue beyond a third straight title for the Golden State Warriors? Well, a second MVP would put him in elite company, making him one of just eight players to win multiple titles and multiple MVPs.

While Anthony Davis (4-1) or Giannis Antetokounmpo (9-2) might be the most logical pick to capture MVP honors, Durant seems like the best value. The world's most versatile scoring machine is as efficient as he is clutch: According to NBA.com advanced stats, KD ranked 11th in clutch scoring last season while connecting on 56.3 percent from the floor, better than LeBron James, Davis and Steph Curry.