The NBA Finals will begin on Thursday, June 2. The Western Conference Finals and the Eastern Conference Finals are currently going on. There are only four teams remaining in the NBA playoffs, but it will be only down to two teams remaining very soon. The Golden State Warriors are on the verge of sweeping the Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat are on the verge of going to distance.
The NBA odds are out for the upcoming 2022 NBA Finals MVP. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks was the 2021 NBA Finals MVP against the Phoenix Suns. Who has the best odds to win the 2022 NBA Finals MVP this year?
Stephen Curry +125
Stephen Curry has won two NBA MVP Awards before and has also won three NBA Championships. He has the best odds to win the 2022 NBA Finals MVP award.
In the three times they have won the NBA title, Curry has not won an NBA Finals MVP award. Andre Iguodala was the NBA Finals MVP in 2015 and Kevin Durant was the NBA Finals MVP in 2017 and in 2018.
That is the only thing that Stephen Curry is missing on his elite resume. He is going to be a first-ballot hall of famer whether or not he wins the NBA Finals MVP. Curry just feels due for one if the Golden State Warriors win the 2022 NBA Championship.
He has been hot and cold throughout these NBA Playoffs. The one thing for the Golden State Warriors is that when one player has a bad game, the other players pick up the slack. Golden State might be the most team-oriented basketball team remaining in these NBA Playoffs.
Jimmy Butler +375
Jimmy Butler has been by far the best player in the NBA Playoffs for the Miami Heat. He has the second-best odds to win the 2022 NBA Finals MVP award.
In Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals between Miami and the Boston Celtics, the Heat had a big lead when Jimmy Butler left the game with an injury and almost collapsed. The good news is that Butler should not miss any time at all and if the Heat win this series against the Celtics, he will be the reason why.
Jimmy Butler has been sensational in the NBA Playoffs and they were just in the NBA Finals two years ago in the bubble because of him. Without Butler, they are going to be in big-time trouble. He has carried the load big time in the NBA Playoffs.
Jayson Tatum +400
Jayson Tatum has been the best player on the Boston Celtics throughout these NBA Playoffs. When he is just good, they have not won basketball games. He has the third-best odds to win the 2022 NBA Finals MVP award.
Tatum has to be great in order for this basketball team to win it all. They have not done that since the 2008 season against the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.
Jayson Tatum has to score 30 or more in order for this basketball team to win. They have very good role players around him, but he has to play at a very high level because that is what gives this basketball team energy.
Tatum needs to be a factor on both ends of the floor. He needs to take care of the basketball better as well for this basketball team.
Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson +1600
Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors both have the fourth-best odds to win the 2022 NBA Finals MVP award. Poole has been coming off the bench recently for Golden State after starting at the beginning of these NBA Playoffs for this basketball team. He has been hot or cold.
As for Klay Thompson, the same case goes for him shooting-wise, hot or cold. Thompson has been very valuable defensively for the Golden State Warriors and has done other things well when he has not been scoring the basketball.