LeBron: Odds Removed Pending Decision
He’s the league’s best player, so when he announces he will opt out of his contract it's not just fans who take notice - it’s other people with a stake in the situation, such as Vegas and online sportsbooks.
While Bovada had odds on where LeBron will play in 2014/15 (they made the Heat the huge betting favorite), other books removed NBA future odds entirely for the day.
The NBA futures menu had been empty at Bovada while oddsmakers reviewed the risk and options available to LeBron. The lines went back up on Wednesday afternoon, and among the teams deemed most likely to acquire James if he moves are the Cleveland Cavaliers at 4/1 and the Los Angeles Clippers at 13/2.
Sites were also focused on speculation of where Carmelo Anthony will play in 2014/15 and on the NBA draft where an injury to Joel Embiid has disturbed the top of the draft order.
LeBron James odds on where he will play next season (from Bovada) . . .
Where will Lebron James play his first game of the 2014-2015 NBA season?
Miami Heat 1/5 (-500)
Cleveland Cavaliers 4/1 (+400)
Los Angeles Clippers 13/2 (+650)
Houston Rockets 12/1 (+1200)
Los Angeles Lakers 15/1 (+1500)
Chicago Bulls 18/1 (+1800)
Where will Carmelo Anthony play his first game of the 2014-2015 NBA season?
Chicago Bulls 4/5
New York Knicks 2/1
Miami Heat 5/1
Houston Rockets 6/1
Los Angeles Lakers 19/2
Atlanta Hawks 30/1
Dallas Mavericks 30/1