While they continue celebrate the Golden State Warriors 2014-15 NBA World Championship in Oakland, the rest of National Basketball Association is winding up a wild free agent frenzy. San Antonio Spurs, by far the biggest free agent winners, have closed in on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, as top chalk to win the 2015-16 NBA Championship. Today we take a look at the current futures odds to the claim the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2016.
San Antonio Spurs: Continue as solid NBA title contenders
Similar to New England Patriots, the Detroit Red Wings and the St. Louis Cardinals, in the NFL, NHL and MLB respectively, San Antonio owns the model NBA franchise mantle. Under head coach Gregg Popovich the Spurs have been a solid contender for almost two decades now. The numbers sparkle as the Spurs have made 18 consecutive playoff appearances, they have posted an NBA record 16 straight 50+ win seasons, and they’ve topped it all off with five overall NBA Championships.
Reloading in the Lone Star State: LaMarcus Aldridge lands in Texas
Always reloading, the Spurs landed the biggest fish in the 2015 NBA free agent pond as they lured LaMarcus Aldridge away from the Portland Trail Blazers. A four-time NBA All-Star, Aldridge joins an already stacked squad that includes Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. In a less heralded though important signing, forward David West took a pay cut and left to the Indiana Pacers to party on the AT&T Center Parkway. It’s a party that will last well into the 2016 NBA postseason.
NBA Championship Futures Betting: Floating down the San Antonio River celebrating their sixth NBA title in June 2016 is a very real possibility for the Spurs. That said, epic in-season and playoff battles with the defending champion Golden State Warriors are inevitable. As the cream of the crop in the tough NBA Western Conference, back the Spurs and Warriors with a 400 unit wager on their NBA Championship futures odds posted at William Hill. Jump in while the prices are still rich.
William Hill National Basketball Association Championship Futures Odds
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