Wednesday October 15th, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is the betting favorite to win the 2014-15 NBA Most Valuable Player Award, according to odds released by Bovada

James has 5/6 odds to win the award. Kevin Durant, the league's reigning MVP, is second with 4/1 odds. Bovada manager Kevin Bradley said Durant's recent foot fracture moved James to the odds-on-favorite spot, according to the Los Angeles Times

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The Clippers' Blake Griffin is third with 12/1 odds and the Bulls' Derrick Rose and Thunder's Russell Westbrook, who both have 15/1 odds, round out the top five.

The Bucks' Jabari Parker is the favorite to be named NBA Rookie of the Year with 5/2 odds, while No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins is second with 15/4 odds. 

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The Spurs' Gregg Popovich is the favorite to win Coach of the Year, with the Cavaliers' David Blatt next. 

The 2014-15 NBA regular season begins on Oct. 28 with three games. 

- Molly Geary

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