Paul George Signing Bumps 76ers NBA Finals Futures Odds to +750

  • The Philadelphia 76ers signed Paul George to a four-year maximum contract, moving their NBA Finals odds from +1600 to +750.
  • Philadelphia also agreed to a five-year extension with guard Tyrese Maxey, locking up two stars next to former MVP Joel Embiid for next season.
  • NBA Champion futures odds for the New York Knicks shortened from +1600 to +850 after trading for Brooklyn Nets guard Mikal Bridges.

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia 76ers proved they’re all-in on winning an NBA championship by signing Paul George to a four-year, $212 million contract early Monday morning. As a result, the 76ers odds to be named NBA Champion next season at online sportsbooks shortened from +1600 to +750.

2024-2025 NBA Champion Odds

  • Boston Celtics +300
  • Philadelphia 76ers +750
  • Denver Nuggets +800
  • New York Knicks +850
  • Oklahoma City Thunder +850
  • Minnesota Timberwolves +1000
  • Dallas Mavericks +1200
  • Milwaukee Bucks +1400
  • Los Angeles Lakers +2800
  • Golden State Warriors +3000

George moves on from the Los Angeles Clippers and heads east to Philadelphia, joining Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey in pursuit of an NBA Championship. Philadelphia’s +750 odds are now shorter than any Western Conference team and only trail the defending champion Boston Celtics (+300).

Just a week ago, Philadelphia’s NBA futures odds trailed other Eastern Conference talent like the Milwaukee Bucks (now +1400) and the New York Knicks (now +850). However, the 76ers signing Paul George isn’t the only big impact on next year’s NBA Finals odds.

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Knicks Trade For Mikal Bridges, Odds Shorten To +850

The New York Knicks are also in win-now mode, proving so by trading many draft assets for Brooklyn Nets guard Mikal Bridges. New York coughed up five total first round picks and Bojan Bogdanovic to add another former Villanova Wildcats star in Bridges to the team.

New York also re-signed elite defender OG Anunoby to a five-year contract worth $212.5 million. The Knicks odds at NBA online sportsbooks shortened from +1600 to +850 after the signings of Anunoby and Bridges.