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The Lakers are the early favorites to win 2019-20 NBA Title

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Clutch, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Clutch

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    This is a crazy world we live in.

     
  2. Air Langhi

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    Why do the Clippers have better odds than the raptors? Does Vegas know something about Kawhi?
     
  3. Tristan_fiore

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    They are the favorites to get AD and possibly Kyrie now as well. They should be the favorites. Rumor is without KD that Kyrie is looking at teaming up with Lebron and AD in LA now. If that happens, they should be the favorites.
     
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    He could go to the Clippers or possibly stay in Toronto. If he goes to the Clippers with the way they are constituted now, that would make them a real contender for sure.
     
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    How much money should I drop on the Rockets 10-1?
     
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    This is the year fellas. This is the one.
     
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    This list seems to be under the assumption that either Lakers or Clippers will get KD or AD. If this is true, this list is garbage and won't age well.

    Also, by listing Raptors at 4 and above Bucks, to me. it's indicating that Raptors winning the championship is an anomaly.
     
  8. JW86

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    Uhm come back after free agency...this is silly.
     
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    They couldn’t even make the playoffs this hear. One or two additions to their team isn’t going to suddenly catapult them to a championship.
     
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    Did u say the same for Boston back in 08?
     
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    I remember posting last off-season in the Lakers thread that they wouldn't even make the playoffs. If all the Lakers do is trade what little depth they have for AD, they are a second round exit at best, that's saying they even still make the playoffs.

    Warriors
    Blazers
    Rockets
    Jazz
    Nuggets
    Thunder

    Are all without a doubt better than the Lakers if that's their only move.

    Spurs
    Clippers
    Mavs (sleeper team to make the playoffs and even win a series if Unicorn comes back healthy)
    Lakers

    This is the next tier, and there are solid arguments that all 3 are better than the James/Davis/literally no one else Lakers. I think before last season the Lakers were a top 3 odds on favorite to win it all, I think second behind the Warriors in the West. Odds makers are playing on people's emotions and the belief that LBJ is still the same player, he's not, he's old and will miss time for injuries.
     
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    How are the clippers and the raptors better than the rockets? if kawhi left for the clippers, shouldn't the raptors drop?
     
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    Warriors and Rockets have the same odds?!? :confused:

    Someone is severely discounting both teams. I wouldn't be surprised if Vegas had to eat crow on this bet.

    Either way, I like our chances in the West. Final opportunity with the Harden-Paul combo to win a title or else blow it up.
     
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    Setting odds before free agency is... dumb.
     
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    Crazy, the Lakers are an utter mess
     
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    What is Lakers trade package for Chris Paul?
    Salary match?
     
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    GS trade Durant, iggy, livingston and 3 first picks for healthy players.
    Durant to clippers
     
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    the early odds are purely based on all the rumors we have heard for months come true in all cases. but we all know how that goes. some rumors may happen but most do not
     
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    Knicks was ranked 3 last week.
    Why suffered.?
     
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