Nets still long shots while K.D. recovers

The Brooklyn Nets surprised many by landing Kevin Durant in free agency, but even the fellow addition of center DeAndre Jordan has had a minimal immediate impact on their odds to win the 2020 NBA title.
PointsBet boosted the Nets’ moneyline to +2000 following the signings, up from +3000 last week, while they went from +3000 to +2000 on FanDuel. Meanwhile, Brooklyn’s odds on William Hill actually went from +2800 on Thursday to +3000 on Monday.

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The Nets were already widely anticipated to sign point guard Kyrie Irving and with Durant expected to miss all of next season recovering from a torn Achilles’ tendon, Brooklyn is not expected to be a title contender until at least the 2020-21 season.
The Nets also reportedly agreed to deal guard D’Angelo Russell to the Golden State Warriors in a sign-and-trade.
The Los Angeles Lakers remain the heavy betting favorite after agreeing to trade for New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis. They are listed at +220 by William Hill, +250 by PointsBet and +280 by FanDuel.
With free agent Kawhi Leonard yet to announce where he will play next season, the Toronto Raptors’ odds of repeating sat Monday at +700 (PointsBet), +750 (FanDuel) and +900 (William Hill).
Despite adding Russell and agreeing to a max deal with Klay Thompson, who also could miss the season while recovering from knee surgery, the Warriors’ remained at +1100 on PointsBet and +1200 on FanDuel. However, William Hill had them at +850 – a significant climb since listing Golden State at +1200 on Thursday.
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