Luka Doncic will enter the 2022-23 NBA season with a ton of hype after what he did in the playoffs last season. That, coupled with being the favorite to win MVP (+400 on BetMGM), and you have the Luka hype train already running full speed.
After a slow start (and maybe not being in shape like he needed to be) last year, Doncic fell out of the race, only to have a strong second half of the season, capped off with a "carry everyone on his shoulders" playoff run that ended in the Western Conference Finals to the future champion Warriors.
Now, we can see he and head coach Jason Kidd have figured out how to maximize his talents, and there's no denying the Mavs and Luka are trending up.
That of course along with Luka taking over NBA Twitter and EuroBasket all offseason too of course.
Building The Resume Now
Doncic is the favorite for a reason right now, and if you're confident next year is his season, you'd better think about jumping on those odds before the season starts, otherwise, you may see him start to pull away from the pack with a shorter, less valuable price. Remember, at one point Steph Curry was not only the favorite early in the season when Doncic fell off, but his price went all the way to -180 or so, far ahead of everyone else.
The human element in sports is often overlooked, but it can have a massive impact on any outcome. Voter fatigue is a real thing, and it's the reason why you have so many different winners over the years, as opposed to just the best two or three players over a decade.
Luka's time is clearly now, and he's already started his campaign this summer.