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Damian Lillard’s MVP Odds Rising With Hot Start

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Basketball Reference provides top-three odds for Lillard if the MVP vote was today.

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Damian Lillard has the Portland Trail Blazers off to a hot start as the face of the franchise is putting up MVP-caliber numbers already. This MVP-like season has been reflected in Basketball-Reference’s MVP Odds, placing Lillard third among a plethora of superstars:

Lillard is currently averaging 26.4 points, 6.2 assists and 5.2 rebounds this season. He finished fourth in MVP voting last season by posting averages of 26.9 points, 6.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds.