The Lakers Are Now The Betting Favorites To Land Kevin Durant

The good folks at BetOnline.ag released odds on the team that will employ Kevin Durant for the 2019-20 NBA season and, in a noteworthy twist, the Warriors are not atop the list. The Los Angeles Lakers (3/1) are in the handicapping driver’s seat for Durant’s services, as he would theoretically join forces with LeBron James with an eye toward title contention.

It comes as no surprise that public sentiment might swing in favor of the Lakers given all that’s happening with the Durant/Draymond Green situation , but betting markets can often foreshadow real-life movement and this is, at the very least, interesting.

The Warriors do boast the second-best odds (7/2) to keep Durant on board and, of course, Golden State can present him with the clearest path to winning, both financially and in terms of titles.

It will undoubtedly be an interesting story to keep an eye on all season.

Los Angeles Lakers 3/1
Golden State Warriors +350
New York Knicks 5/1
Los Angeles Clippers 9/1
Brooklyn Nets 10/1
Boston Celtics 12/1
Philadelphia 76ers 12/1
Miami Heat 12/1
Toronto Raptors 14/1
New Orleans Pelicans 16/1
Utah Jazz 16/1
Washington Wizards 16/1
Phoenix Suns 16/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 33/1

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