Steph Curry will have to score a lot of point for the Warriors to win next season. A whole lot.
Re-signing Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson in free agency won't help him either, at least not for the 2019-2020 season. Durant will miss the entire season with a ruptured right Achilles and Thompson will be out until at least February or March with a torn left ACL.
Though defenses will flock to stop Curry, expect the star point guard to put up huge scoring numbers. For those reasons, Curry has the fourth-best odds win the NBA MVP next season, according to Caesars Palace sportsbook.
2020 MVP odds just dropped 🚨
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Curry's odds at winning the award are currently at +600, which places his behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. But Curry is ahead of LeBron James and his newest Lakers teammate, Anthony Davis.
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Even with Durant and Thompson in the fold, Curry still averaged 27.3 points per game this season. That number was good for the second-highest of his career, and nearly four points higher than his first MVP (23.7 points per game) in the 2014-15 season.
If Curry does win, he'd become the ninth player in NBA history to be voted MVP at least three times.