Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo came into the league as a role player and averaged 6.9 points and 3.8 rebounds as a rookie. Two seasons later, he's a generous favorite to win the NBA's Most Improved Player.

The 22-year-old is ahead of the pack, but he'll have to fend off eight other breakout players for the award. Is Adebayo a lock with only so much time left in the season?

Here's how the odds look ahead of the NBA's July 30 restart, as well as some plays that still have value.

Odds to win Most Improved Player


Bam Adebayo-140

Brandon Ingram+260

Luka Doncic+550

Jayson Tatum+1000

Devonte' Graham+1100

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander+2700

Trae Young+2700

Davis Bertans+10000

Domantas Sabonis+10000