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  • Which NBA players are in the running to win Most Improved Player this season?
  • Lauri Markkanen has become the odds-on 2023 NBA MIP favorite as of March with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Brunson his only real competition
  • 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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  • Mar. 5: Lauri Markkanen is at a season-best -300 while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (+300) and Jalen Brunson (+350) are the only other players shorter than +5000.
  • 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 -250
Jalen Brunson +350
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander +650
Tyrese Haliburton +6500
Nicolas Claxton +16000
Cam Thomas +16000
Anthony Edwards +24000
Alperen Sengun +24000

Odds as of March 5, 2023, at FanDuel Sportsbook.

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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