The 2017-18 NBA Title Odds Are Here
We are not even a full 24 hours removed from the Golden State Warriors capturing the team's 5th NBA title and it's second in three years but Vegas has already leaked the new odds for next season.
No surprises here as right now barring a seismic shift in Free Agency this July or injury, I like many others expect the Warriors and Cavs to be right back in these Finals for the 4th straight season.
Every other team (including the Cavs) in the Association do have questions to address this summer.
While the Spurs are third on this list they do have legitimate questions that require answers. Will they actually trade Lamarcus Aldridge as that was speculated over the course of the season? Is signing Chris Paul a realistic proposition given the recent reports the last few weeks that there is mutual interest? Is Manu Ginobili finally going to retire?
Even the Boston Celtics who are definitely on the ascend with cap room in addition to owning the first pick in this year's NBA Draft. Yet in the moment it still may not be enough to dethrone LeBron and the Cavs in the East -- let alone vie for an opportunity to dance with the Warriors in the Finals.
Of course the Clippers have questions to answer on their own. Questions that starts with whether Chris Paul and/or Blake Griffin will be on their roster come training camp in September.
One thing the early odds tell us. The gap between the Warriors and everyone else just got that much more wider.
Folks better get use to the visual we saw last night. In the case of Kevin Durant and his super friends they look like a dynasty in the making. Now unless the Cavs make a franchise altering transaction this summer which in fact may involve moving Kevin Love for another elite player, for at least the next two years the Golden State Warriors own the National Basketball Association.