NBA odds: Lakers’ Anthony Davis trade makes them title favorites in Vegas

Ali Thanawalla
NBC Sports BayArea

NBA odds: Lakers Anthony Davis trade makes them title favorites in Vegas originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com

Things in the NBA change quickly.

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For five years, the Warriors had a vice grip on the Larry O'Brien Trophy. But that's no longer the case, based on the events of the last week.

Kevin Durant is out for the 2019-20 season with a ruptured right Achilles. Klay Thompson will miss a majority of the season with a torn left ACL. The Toronto Raptors now are NBA champions.

And Anthony Davis reportedly is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers in a blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Despite the fact that the Lakers didn't make the playoffs this past season, Vegas now is giving Los Angeles the best odds to win the 2019-20 NBA title.

SportsBookUSA has the Lakers as 3/1 favorites to win next year's title. The Warriors, with all the uncertainty surrounding them, have 12/1 odds to win their fourth title in six years.

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If the Lakers are able to sign free-agent point guard Kemba Walker, reportedly their next "top target," their odds of winning the title likely will grow.

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