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  • Lauri Markkanen and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are in a two-horse race to win 2023 NBA MIP as of late January
  • Track how the Most Improved Player odds fluctuate throughout the 2022-23 NBA season

This page tracks the 2023 NBA Most Improved Player odds. The main chart on this page has been generated by calculating the average from legal online sportsbooks. The first table (under the chart) displays the current odds from a specific sportsbook.

According to oddsmaker, the early contenders for 2023 NBA MIP are Anthony Edwards, Tyrese Haliburton, Jalen Brunson, RJ Barrett, and Cade Cunningham.

2023 NBA Most Improved Player Odds


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  • Jan. 24: Lauri Markkanen (-130) took over as favorite from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (+130). Third-favorite Jalen Brunson is all the way back at +1400.
  • Jan. 12: Gilgeous-Alexander (-110) continues to lead the way, but Lauri Markkanen is now a very close second-favorite at +110, improving from roughly +500 in mid-December.
  • Dec. 5: Gilgeous-Alexander is padding the stat sheet on a nightly basis and, despite OKC sitting 13th in the West, has emerged as the odds-on MIP favorite at -155.
  • Nov. 7: Less than a month into the season, Tyrese Maxey has emerged as the +300 favorite after opening the season at +2900. Lauri Markkanen (+650) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (+850) round out the top three.
  • August 28: Coming off a career-best season, former #1-overall pick Anthony Edwards has opened as the +1100 MIP favorite.

2022-23 NBA Most Improved Player Odds

Player Odds
Lauri Markkanen -140
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander +140
Jalen Brunson +1700
Tyrese Haliburton +3200
Alperen Sengun +6500
Nicolas Claxton +8000
Anfernee Simons +12000
Jordan Poole +12000
Desmond Bane +12000
Tyrese Maxey +13000
 Bol Bol +16000
Anthony Edwards +18000
RJ Barrett +22000
Keldon Johnson +25000
Josh Giddey +50000
Kevin Porter Jr +50000
Darius Garland +50000
Zion Williamson +50000
Scottie Barnes +50000
OG Anunoby +50000
Kyle Kuzma +50000
Franz Wagner +50000
Michael Porter Jr +50000

Odds as of January 24, 2023, at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Most Improved Player has been a launchpad to stardom for most of its winners, which NBAer can win this year and make the leap going forward?

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Past 10 NBA Most Improved Player Award Winners

Year Player Team
2022 Ja Morant Memphis Grizzlies
2021 Julius Randle New York Knicks
2020 Brandon Ingram New Orleans Pelicans
2019 Pascal Siakam Toronto Raptors
2018 Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers
2017 Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
2016 CJ McCollum Portland Trail Blazers
2015 Jimmy Butler Chicago Bulls
2014 Goran Dragic Phoenix Suns
2013 Paul George Indiana Pacers

Archived Most Improved Player Odds Trackers: 2022, 2021