First handed out to Argentina’s Oscar Furlong in 1950, the FIBA Basketball World Cup MVP is awarded to the most valuable player to his team over the course of the tournament.
All-time greats Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, and Shaquille O’Neal are among the list of past winners of the award, while Spain’s Ricky Rubio was the last recipient in 2019.
Here we take a look at the favorites to win tournament MVP at the 2023 edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
|What||2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup|
|Where||Across the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia|
|When||Friday, August 25th - Sunday, September 10th, 2023|
|How to Watch||ESPN2, ESPN+|
|Odds (To Win Outright):||USA -125, Canada +450, Germany +750, Lithuania +850|
Edwards was tabbed as ‘the guy’ ahead of the tournament by Team USA head coach Steve Kerr.
While the Minnesota Timberwolves is only averaging 16.3 PPG in three games this tournament, he is expected to be Team USA’s leading shot-taker through the knockout rounds.
Gilgeous-Alexander is the bona fide leader of Team Canada, who lost the services of Jamal Murray just days before the tournament.
SGA has led Canada to three-straight blowout wins and the top spot in Group H, averaging 22 PPG and 5.7 APG along the way.
Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.