Now that the Toronto Raptors have been crowned the 2019 NBA Finals champions after defeating the Golden State Warriors in six games, it is time to shift gears toward the 2019-20 season. Which means looking at the early odds for next year's champion.
For the Nets, they appear to be in pretty good position before entering free agency.
Per the latest from Odds Shark, the Nets are slated at 20-to-1 odds to win the NBA Finals next year.
They share the same odds as the Boston Celtics, which is intriguing because Boston is poised to lose Kyrie Irving, while the Nets have emerged as the favorite to sign the All-Star point guard.
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The Nets also made room to give out two max contracts in free agency, meaning that they could bring in another star to pair with Irving and only further boost their odds.
The best odds to win the NBA Finals next year belong to the Milwaukee Bucks at 4.5-to-1 while the Warriors are next at 5-to-1. Oddsmakers seem to think the Los Angeles Lakers may win the Anthony Davis sweepstakes, placing them at 7-to-1 odds.