The San Antonio Spurs last week won the NBA Championship by defeating the Miami Heat in 5 games in the NBA Finals.
However, the betting world never stops and NBA Futures for the 2014-15 NBA Title were released within hours of the Spurs winning the title.
Now books makers like Bovada and betonline have added props as to where LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony could play next season as could be free agents in just days.
The biggest name of all possibly moving to another team is the Miami Heat’s LeBron James. James has two years left on his current contract, but he included an option to opt out of his contract at the end of the 2013-14 season, to become a free agent.
If that is what James opts to do, every team in the league will be pursuing his services. Because of that, topbet, sportsbook.com, and many other betting sites are offering odds on where James could play next season.
The heavy favorite to no one’s surprise is the Heat at 1 to 8. Which means you would have to wager $100 to win $12.50.
Following Miami, LeBron is at 6 to 1 to return to Cleveland.
Bettors must understand that just because Miami is the favorite to retain LeBron’s services it does not mean he will remain with the Heat.
It was just four years ago, that James left Cleveland to join the Heat while Cleveland at the time was a favorite at 1 to 3 to re-sign James. Miami, at the time, was the fifth best choice behind Cleveland, Chicago, the New York Knicks and the then- New Jersey Nets.
Rumors have also surfaced about James possibly signing for the San Antonio Spurs.
Another top name in the free agent world is Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks. Anthony has an opt out option he can take when free agency starts on July 1.
The favorites for Anthony are the Knicks at 11 to 10. However, Chicago is not far behind at 6 to 5. In addition, the Houston Rockets have drawn attention at 9 to 2.
Here are the top five NBA teams where James could end up next season:
Miami Heat 1 to 8
Cleveland Cavaliers 11 to 2
Houston Rockets 8 to 1
Chicago Bulls 15 to 1
Los Angeles Clippers 15 to 1
Here are the top five NBA teams where Anthony could end up next season:
New York Knicks 11 to 10
Chicago Bulls 6 to 5
Houston Rockets 9 to 2
Dallas Mavericks 10 to 1
Miami Heat 10 to 1