Future odds: Warriors early favorite to win NBA title next year

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The Golden State Warriors have set the bar in the NBA — if any other team wants the Larry O’Brien Trophy, they will have to tear it away from Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Warriors.

Good luck with that.

Which is why Golden State is the early favorite to win the 2018-19 NBA championship, according to the odds posted by Bovada.lv SportsBook. Notice that the rest of the odds hinge on where LeBron James chooses to play next year — all his most likely landing spots are near the top, the bookmakers trying to protect themselves from early bets that guess right on LeBron’s landing spot.

However, there’s going to be a lot of other, unexpected trades and moves this summer that will ultimately shake up this list even more.

Here are the 2019 title odds:

Golden State Warriors 5/4
Houston Rockets 4/1
Philadelphia 76ers 9/2
Boston Celtics 6/1
Los Angeles Lakers 16/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 25/1
San Antonio Spurs 25/1
Miami Heat 40/1
Toronto Raptors 60/1
Milwaukee Bucks 75/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 75/1
New Orleans Pelicans 75/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 75/1
Utah Jazz 75/1
Denver Nuggets 100/1
Indiana Pacers 100/1
Los Angeles Clippers 100/1
Portland Trail Blazers 100/1
Washington Wizards 100/1
New York Knicks 150/1
Phoenix Suns 250/1
Atlanta Hawks 500/1
Brooklyn Nets 500/1
Charlotte Hornets 500/1
Chicago Bulls 500/1
Dallas Mavericks 500/1
Detroit Pistons 500/1
Memphis Grizzlies 500/1
Orlando Magic 500/1
Sacramento Kings 500/1