- As the NBA season still sits in limbo, the Los Angeles Lakers still possess the shortest odds to win the 2020 championship at +210.
- Commission Adam Silver is hopeful for a restart to the season, but no official word has been given.
LOS ANGELES – While the future of the 2020 NBA season remains uncertain, no team is more restless lying in wait than the Los Angeles Lakers.
Through 63 games played, the Lakers stand at 49-14, possessing a strong 5.5-game lead in first place of the Western Conference.
The Lakers had finally seemed to put together a winning team that could succeed around superstar LeBron James. Anthony Davis was dominating the interior to the tune of 26+ points per game, and ancillary pieces like Danny Green, Kyle Kuzma, and even Dwight Howard were all fitting together to bring winning back to the Hollywood Purple and Gold.
This success led to the Lakers becoming the odds-on favorites to win the NBA Finals.
Odds to Win the 2020 NBA Championship:
- Los Angeles Lakers +210
- Milwaukee Bucks +275
- Los Angeles Clippers +300
- Boston Celtics +1200
- Houston Rockets +2000
- Denver Nuggets +2500
- Toronto Raptors +2500
- Utah Jazz +3000
- Philadelphia 76ers +3300
- Miami Heat +4000
At +210, the Lakers have the shortest odds to win the NBA Finals at online sportsbooks, trailed closely by the surging Milwaukee Bucks at +275, and the Lakers’ in-house neighbor the Los Angeles Clippers at +275.
Commissioner Adam Silver is hosting remote team conferences trying to find a possible solution to bring back basketball in 2020.
In a teleconference with the National Basketball Players Association, Commissioner Silver has told players that resuming the season would have to take place in a single, remote location without fans.
Silver also told the players that ideally, he wants a full seven-game-series playoff schedule, with all rounds being played at this remote location on a quicker-than-usual time schedule. Since all games would be played at the same location, this would eliminate the time needed for travel.
According to Silver, the league would reopen in this format sometime in June, with the teams having a three-week training camp period before finishing out the season.
Jimmy Reinman honed his skills across various mediums including print, radio, and broadcast before bringing his arsenal of knowledge to the team here at USAOnlineSportsbooks in 2020. When he’s not writing, you can find him in a state of focused stress on any College Football Saturday, or maniacally constructing NBA parlays on a cool spring evening.