The Brooklyn Nets seem to be in a good position to capture the glory that eluded them in 2021 when next season begins — but you already knew that.
Luckily, the oddsmakers recently confirmed the NBA world’s suspicions. Call it a hunch.
According to the Futures Bets we’ve recently come into the possession of, the trio of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden remains enough to be in the pole position, even with an entire offseason still ahead of us.
And no, the extra half-inch of the toe of KD’s sneaker didn’t toss these odds off their axis whatsoever.
Brooklyn Nets 2021-22 NBA Finals Odds
The Brooklyn Nets are your runaway favorites to take home next year’s Larry O’Brien Trophy, pulling away from the Los Angeles Lakers, according to WynnBET.
Brooklyn is currently +200 to win the whole thing, edging LeBron and Anthony Davis, who sit in the rearview at +400. Behind these two supposed juggernauts sit the resurgent (we expect) Golden State Warriors at +1000, led by Steph Curry and armed with a top pick for their struggles (oh, and Klay Thompson’s also on the mend).
The best of the rest are the Milwaukee Bucks (+1200 to repeat), the Philadelphia 76ers (+1500) and the Phoenix Suns (also +1500). But are you really going to lay your cash on them while also rooting on your Nets? Doubt it.
Could something else catastrophic and strange get in the way of Brooklyn’s seemingly-inevitable title run again this season? Sure. Might Joe Harris somehow go nearly 0-fer a series in wide-open three-pointers alongside the greatest scorers of his generation? We guess so.
Will Kyrie really trip on yet another well-placed Giannis Antetokounmpo foot? Could happen.
Until then, though, we’d say the Nets are as safe a bet as any to take home next year’s hardware. And WynnBET agrees.