As we always say, things change fast in these parts Association!
This was evident last week as we saw the movement of big players opened up by the second free agency, affecting the chances of an NBA title. We’re still waiting for a few more possible moves that could change the entire landscape of the league, ahem, Kevin Durant.
Now that we’ve had a brief lull, we thought it was time to highlight the three main moves of the past few days and see how the title chances Bet FOX offset for participating teams.
In the biggest blockbuster trade to date, the Utah Jazz traded center Rudy Gobert to the Timberwolves for a whopping sum that returned a total of nine players — five players and four picks. Trading nine players for one is always a risky proposition, but Minnesota is doubling down on The Stifle Tower and is finally a contender after what appears to be a rebuild that has been ongoing since Kevin Garnett moved to Bean Town.
Coming off their second winning season in 17 years, the move adds a huge defensive presence to a team that already has a top-10 offensive rating. Allow the Rudy Gober app Carl Anthony Townes to play forward — where he is more comfortable — and make up for defensive lapses D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards.
Is that enough for Minnesota to get home court in the first round? That remains to be seen. Still, it’s clear the Timberwolves are swinging for the fences on this one.
In another shocking move, the San Antonio Spurs threw all their chips in Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes by trading their best player for Danilo Gallinari and four future picks.
Atlanta is getting a partner Trey Young and adds another dynamic presence to a team that desperately needs him. Unsurprisingly, the Hawks rely heavily on Young as he is one of the best floor generals in the NBA. However, when he sits, Atlanta’s offensive efficiency level drops as sets become stagnant and no one can create a shot of their own.
After reaching the conference finals in 2021, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Atlanta soar to new heights next season.
Boston Celtics +550 to win the title Bet FOX
And just like that, the Boston Celtics became the favorite to win the 2023 NBA Championship.
That was never more evident than in the second half of Game 6 of the NBA Finals, in which Boston turned the ball over roughly 10,000 times in an attempt to survive.
By adding Brogdon, they got a knockdown three-point shooter who can distribute the ball and is relentless on defense. With Malcolm, the outcome of the NBA Finals could have been drastically different.
Of course, Brogdon comes with injury issues as he has never stayed healthy for an entire season and has only played in nine games this calendar year. Still, with his intangibles and pedigree, he’s a great addition to a Boston team that just bolstered their biggest problem.
So who are you betting on to win it all? The NBA season will be here before we know it, so stay tuned as we cover the changing odds with more free agency and deals. At the same time, make sure your futures bets are in Bet FOX!
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