NBA Free Agency now only a few days away and the narrative on who ends up playing where continues to change. Up until recently no one believed the Celtics were serious suitors for Kemba Walker let alone front runners, yet here we are.
BetOnline.ag released it’s latest odds on where the big 3 of Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler & Kawhi Leonard will call home next season. Kyrie Irving also a huge name entering free agent but he’s pretty much a lock to go to Brooklyn at this point. Same for Klay Thompson who is strongly believed will return to Golden State.
Kevin Durant, who opted out of his 31.5 million player option now considered less likely to return to the Warriors. He was 3/2 before the opt out and now 4/1 following. Meantime Brooklyn has rocketed into the lead to land Durant at 2/3 after being 10/1 long-shots beforehand. The Knicks still very much in play as well.
Kevin Durant Free Agent Odds
Brooklyn Nets 2/3 (10/1 Before Opting out)
New York Knicks 3/2 (3/2 Before Opting Out)
Golden State Warriors 4/1 (3/2 Before Opting Out)
Kawhi Leonard still seems likely to return to Toronto after winning the title this past seaosn, The Clippers still considered the best outside threat to land the finals MVP.
Kawhi Leonard Free Agent Odds
Toronto Raptors 2/5
LA Clippers 3/2
LA Lakers 9/1
New York Knicks 18/1
Brooklyn Nets 25/1
A new favorite has emerged in the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes. The Houston Rockets now even money to get Butler after it was reported they were trying to work a sign and trade out with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Philly still strongly in the mix at 3/2 followed by Brooklyn and the Clippers.
Jimmy Butler Free Agent Odds
Houston Rockets 1/1
Philadelphia 76ers 3/2
Brooklyn Nets 8/1
LA Clippers 8/1
New York Knicks 9/1
LA Lakers 10/1
Free agency begins this Sunday June 30th at 6pm Eastern. A lot could be settled soon after that.