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Kevin Durant is your favorite for MVP

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Another sign that Kevin Durant is blowing up -- he is now the odds-on favorite to be the league MVP next season. Not Kobe, not LeBron, but KD.

That according to our friends at, who laid out the odds for the award next season:

Kevin Durant 5/2
Kobe Bryant 3/1
LeBron James 9/2
Dwight Howard 13/2
Dwayne Wade 9/1
Carmelo Anthony 12/1
Dirk Nowitzki 14/1
Chris Paul 16/1
Derrick Rose 18/1
Amare Stoudemire 35/1
Chris Bosh 35/1
Deron Williams 40/1
Steve Nash 40/1
Pau Gasol 50/1
Field 12/1

It makes some sense. Kobe has a hard time now living up to the image of Kobe -- he’s great but the standards set by his own past can be unrealistic. LeBron may win a ton of games in Miami but the lack of love for him around the league and a dilution effect by that trio will hurt him. Dwight Howard? Not unless he learned a lot more from Hakeem this summer than we expect. Anyone else on the list is honestly a long shot.

But Durant and the Thunder are coming in to their own. Well, really they did last year but so many national writers with a vote are a year behind what is happening in the game that they will get around to voting for him now.