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Oddsmakers Favors Blazers G Damian Lillard As Rising Stars Challenge MVP

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is seen as the favorite to win the MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge by oddsmakers.

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Oddsmaking site Bovada.LV has released odds for the various 2013 All-Star Weekend competitions. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is seen as the favorite to win the MVP award in the Rising Stars Challenge and fares pretty well in the Skills Challenge odds too. Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is a longshot for All-Star Game MVP.

Here are the lists. For entertainment purposes only.

Who will win the NBA Taco Bell Skills Challenge?
Jrue Holiday (East) 3/1
Tony Parker (West) 7/2
Damian Lillard (West) 7/2
Jeremy Lin (West) 4/1
Brandon Knight (East) 11/2
Jeff Teague (East) 11/2

Odds to win the 2013 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Most Valuable Player
Damian Lillard (Team Shaq) 13/2

Kyrie Irving (Team Shaq) 7/1
Kenneth Faried (Team Chuck) 8/1
Kemba Walker (Team Shaq) 9/1
Klay Thompson (Team Shaq) 9/1
Anthony Davis (Team Chuck) 12/1
Ricky Rubio (Team Chuck) 12/1
Brandon Knight (Team Chuck) 14/1
Chandler Parsons (Team Shaq) 16/1
Dion Waiters (Team Shaq) 16/1
Tristan Thompson (Team Chuck) 18/1
Bradley Beal (Team Chuck) 18/1
Kawhi Leonard (Team Chuck) 18/1
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Team Shaq) 18/1
Isaiah Thomas (Team Chuck) 18/1
Tyler Zeller (Team Shaq) 20/1
Harrison Barnes (Team Shaq) 20/1
Nikola Vucevic (Team Chuck) 20/1
Alexey Shved (Team Chuck) 20/1
Andrew Nicholson (Team Shaq) 20/1

Odds to win the 2013 NBA All Star Game Most Valuable Player
Kevin Durant (West) 13/2
LeBron James (East) 7/1
Kobe Bryant (West) 15/2
Blake Griffin (West) 15/2
Carmelo Anthony (East) 9/1
Dwyane Wade (East) 9/1
Chris Paul (West) 12/1
James Harden (West) 14/1
Kyrie Irving (East) 15/1
Dwight Howard (West) 16/1
Russell Westbrook (West) 18/1
Kevin Garnett (East) 20/1
Tony Parker (West) 20/1
Jrue Holiday (East) 25/1
Brook Lopez (East) 25/1
LaMarcus Aldridge (West) 25/1
Chris Bosh (East) 30/1
Paul George (East) 35/1
Zach Randolph (West) 35/1
David Lee (West) 45/1
Luol Deng (East) 45/1
Tyson Chandler (East) 50/1
Joakim Noah (East) 50/1
Tim Duncan (West) 60/1

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