2020 NBA Finals Odds – June 17th Edition.

2020 NBA Finals Odds – June 17th Edition

Written by on June 17, 2019

Las Vegas always seems to know things before they happen. After Klay Thompson went down, the Lakers were made 9-2 favorites to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. Now the Lakers are even bigger favorites, as the acquisition of Anthony Davis and free agency money to spend makes the Lakers the top pick to represent the West in the finals. With free agency looming, lots of changes are on the horizon. Some big teams can add some big names, while others will lose some of their franchise players. Let’s take a look at some of the top teams and their odds to make the 2020 NBA Finals.

2020 NBA Finals Odds – June 17th Edition

Lakers: 3-1

With LeBron, Davis, Kuzma, and the ability to add some quality players, the Lakers are the top choice to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. If the Lakers can add a top guard such as Kyrie Irving or Kemba Walker and can add some shooters to the mix to spread the floor for LeBron and Davis, the Lake Show will be back in full force!

Bucks: 6-1

Giannis Antetokounmpo has improved every year. If he can add perimeter shooting to his arsenal, the Bucks will continue to be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. A potential downfall for the Bucks is the potential loss of Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, and Nikola Mirotic in free agency. If the Bucks can keep their core together, they’ll be right there in the thick of things.

Rockets: 8-1

After the way last season ended, there was the talk of making drastic changes to the Rockets. Daryl Morey has been known to do some unorthodox things throughout his career. Could he try to deal one of the NBA’s top players in James Harden? It’d doubtful, but you never know. Morey will need to be creative to try to make improvements as the Rockets don’t have a ton of cap room. If they can add a piece or two, they can make a run at the West title.

Raptors: 10-1

The Raptors shocked the world and won the NBA title. Now they have to try to resign Kawhi Leonard. If Leonard does return to the Raptors, they’ll be primed to return to the Finals. If Leonard goes elsewhere, they’ll have some work to do. Marc Gasol and Danny Green are also free agents. The franchise will forever be changed by Leonard’s decision.

Warriors: 12-1

Although they’re both free agents, it’s doubtful that we see Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson next season. Durant will be the most sought after free agent on the market. Even if the Warriors resign both of them, they’ll still have a tough go of it next season. Steph Curry and Draymond Green will be the top two returning players. Golden State will probably lose DeMarcus Cousins. Quinn Cook and Kevon Looney are also free agents. It could be a tough season for the Warriors, or they could make a surprise move in free agency to help them contend next season.

Sixers: 12-1

The Sixers went all in this year in trading for Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris. The Sixers couldn’t get to the Eastern Conference Finals and now risk losing both of their acquisitions through free agency. They may also lose JJ Redick as well. Philadelphia needs to be a big player in free agency if they want to stay atop the East.

Clippers: 20-1

The Clippers have built a nice foundation, and have enough cap space to sign two top-tier free agents. With Patrick Beverley being their only starter eligible for free agency, the Clippers could make huge improvements and be ready to challenge for the West.

Nets: 25-1

It’s widely rumored that the Nets are going to sign Kyrie Irving. They’ll also be able to add another big name as well. If Brooklyn signs Kyrie, they’ll more than likely lose free agent D’Angelo Russell. The Nets are looking to make a splash, and with the right acquisition, they’ll be ready to contend for the East.