Luka Doncic Dallas Mavericks
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The 2019-2020 NBA season has just ended with the Los Angeles Lakers claiming their 17th championship, but the betting companies are already predicting the next season’s winners.

It is not even clear when the 2020-2021 season would begin. The latest season start date floating around is January 18, 2021.

According to, Luka Doncic is the favorite to win the 2021 NBA MVP award with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Steph Curry, LeBron James and Anthony Davis behind him.

The 21-year-old Slovenian guard averaged 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game for the Dallas Mavericks this past season, which was his second in the league.