The NBA off season is finally ending, the rumours and discussions regarding the new season are finally upon us and predictions are already being made. The start of an NBA season is always exciting; however, this year is starting to feel extra special due to the squads that have been assembled this year and we are certainly expecting competition to be fierce, but who is going to claim the Championship come the end of the season.
The heavy favourites going into the season this year, which is due to start in a couple of years, are the Brooklyn Nets who are currently priced at +240. The reasoning behind them being favourites for the championship this year is quite simple, they have the best squad in the league. James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving make up the best squad on the roster by a mile, and if the Nets can keep them injury free during the playoffs this year, which they struggled with last year, but if they can then we believe that they will run away with the title this year.
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The team that looks most likely to challenge them for the NBA this year according to the bookies would be Los Angeles Laker who are currently priced at +400. Lakers have also got a star-studded line up this year, as they have added Russell Westbrook who although is now 32 years old, he is still averaging a minimum 22 points per season since 2013 which is rather impressive. Add Lebron James into this mix and the Lakers certainly do have a chance to reclaim their title from the Milwaukee Bucks.
And finally, the defending champions Milwaukee Bucks will be seeing if they are able to defend their title this year which we all know, it’s harder to defend a title than it is to win one. They will be pleased to know that they have kept MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo for another season and that is why they find themselves as third favourite for the championship this year priced at +900 and will need Giannis to be firing on all cylinders if they want to win.