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Who has the best odds to win the 2024 NBA Defensive Player of the Year? | Sporting News

There are certain things in life that you never really appreciate until they aren’t there anymore. The internet wasn’t always there to answer life’s burning questions, and without electricity, our smartphones would be nothing more than expensive paperweights. Similarly, most fans don’t fully appreciate defense because offense is so easy to quantify. A guy who scores 30 points a game has to be good, but what about the one who takes points off the board by doing the little things? It’s time to show some appreciation for the not-so-glamorous work. In an effort to right a wrong that is far too common among us, we’re checking out the odds at BetMGM for NBA Defensive Player of the Year, a futures market that should see plenty of fluctuations from now until the regular season ends in April.

BetMGM, an authorized gaming partner of the NBA, provides some of the most competitive odds on the 2024 MVP. Unlike some futures markets where bettors have to get their bets in before the season begins, BetMGM’s NBA DPOY odds markets are available all season long.

One of the main things about DPOY is that the board is always fairly top-heavy. As usual, we see some familiar faces at the top of this year’s race, notably early-favorite Rudy Gobert, who has won the award three times in the past six years.

Perhaps more than any other trophy the NBA has to offer, DPOY best represents the game itself in being an award of runs. Throughout history, there’s almost always been one player that’s dominated for a certain stretch. The 1990s were defined by Dennis Rodman, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Dikembe Mutombo. The 2000s and ’10s saw Ben Wallace, Dwight Howard, Kawhi Leonard, and Gobert. Bottom line, it’s not often that a long shot can catapult into contention, leaving us watching the top of the board. 

At the end of the day though, even the most slam dunk pick can still fall short if injuries, trades, slumps, or plenty of other factors creep into the conversation. With that in mind, please remember to play responsibly. There’s a lot that can change between October and April.

Who do you think will ultimately claim the Hakeem Olajuwon Trophy? Here’s what the odds look like via BetMGM.

2024 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds

All odds courtesy of BetMGM, an authorized partner of the NBA

Player Odds
Rudy Gobert +200
Anthony Davis +550
Evan Mobley +950
Jaren Jackson Jr. +1500
Bam Adebayo +1500
Brook Lopez +1500
Chet Holmgren +1800
Jrue Holiday +2000
Victor Wembanyama +2000
Giannis Antetokounmpo +2200
Joel Embiid +2500
OG Anunoby +2500
Kristaps Porzingis +3000
Mitchell Robinson +3500
Herbert Jones +3500
Draymond Green +4000
Jaden McDaniels +5000
Walker Kessler +8000
Alex Caruso +10000
Mikal Bridges +12500
Luguentz Dort +15000
Jarrett Allen +15000
Myles Turner +15000
Jimmy Butler +15000
Naz Reid +15000
Onyeka Okongwu +15000
Kawhi Leonard +15000
Dejounte Murray +15000
Anthony Edwards +15000
Aaron Gordon +15000
Jakob Poeltl +15000
Deandre Ayton +15000
Ben Simmons +15000
Jayson Tatum +15000
Clint Capela +15000
Jaylen Brown +15000
Derrick White +15000
Paul George +15000
Dillon Brooks +15000
Nikola Jokic +15000
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope +15000
Ausar Thompson +15000
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander +15000
Kevin Durant +20000