Bet on Where LeBron Will Play Next Season
BetDSI.eu has opened odds on where LeBron James will play next season, and they are vastly different from other sportsbooks in the market. BetDSI has made L.A. the favorite landing spot to construct King James’ castle, and ultimately his legacy as a member of the greatest franchise in league history. In recent weeks, teams with the lowest odds from other books have included Cleveland and Philadelphia.
Let’s take a look at the latest odds and some information that could help us make the best choice for betting this prop.
Odds Subject to Change
LeBron James Team for 2018-19 Regular Season
Los Angeles Lakers +200
Philadelphia 76ers +350
Miami Heat +500
New York Knicks +750
Houston Rockets +1000
San Antonio Spurs +2000
Cleveland Cavaliers +3000
Golden State Warriors +5000
Boston Celtics +5000
Chicago Bulls +7500
Oklahoma City Thunder +7500
Washington Wizards +10000
Field (Any Other Team) +1000
The top three contenders to land LeBron are the Lakers, 76ers and Heat. James has until June 29 to opt out of the final year of his contract with Cleveland and it is expected he will do just that and become a free agent. The three teams that have the realistic salary cap space to sign LeBron are Cleveland, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. If you throw out the Cavaliers, which it may be too early to do, the two choices for LeBron are the Lakers and 76ers. If you pay attention to rumors you may have heard that there is a rumor on Reddit that James has already enrolled his two sons in the Brentwood school district in Los Angeles for next year.
James said to the media after the Cavaliers were swept by the Warriors that his family will play a huge role in where he goes. “The one thing that I’ve always done is considered, obviously, my family,” James said, “Understanding especially where my boys are at this point in their age. They were a lot younger the last time I made a decision like this four years ago. I’ve got a teenage boy, a preteen and a little girl that wasn’t around as well.”
When it comes to analyzing anything regarding LeBron, the best person to follow is ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst who said that anything is possible. Windhorst also said that family is a huge factor in the decision that LeBron will make. Windhorst said that he didn’t really think LeBron would head back to Cleveland and oddsmakers agree, as the Cavs are listed at odds of +3000.
We noted earlier that only three teams have the cap space to sign LeBron, but Cleveland could pull off a sign-and-trade deal which would make it possible for a number of teams to land LeBron. It would be complicated, but not impossible, as the Clippers did it last year when they traded Chris Paul to Houston. Don’t forget about Houston this time around, as their general manager Daryl Morey has found a way to make unlikely things happen in the past.
Windhorst said that the most plausible option is for LeBron to become an unrestricted free agent. The Lakers have a ton of cap space and they can sign LeBron and other free agents like Paul George. Philadelphia has a talented roster and a lot of cap space, but whether LeBron thinks he fits well with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons is the question.
Not to be left out is Miami, as president Pat Riley is capable of bringing James back to the Heat. Riley has wanted James back in the past, but couldn’t pull off a deal. Maybe he can do it this time.
The Knicks are listed at odds of +750, but it is hard to see LeBron wanting to have anything to do with owner James Nolan. All of the other teams are listed with odds of more than +1000.