Suns NBA Title Odds Improve to +460 After Trading for Kevin Durant
- The Phoenix Suns acquired Kevin Durant in a blockbuster trade on Thursday morning
- The Suns’ NBA championship odds improved dramatically after the deal
- See the updated 2023 NBA title odds below
A massive trade shook the balance of power in the NBA on Thursday morning as the Brooklyn Nets traded former NBA MVP and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns.
The Suns saw their NBA championship odds leap from +1900 to +460 in the wake of the deal.
2023 NBA Championship Odds
|Golden State Warriors||+1500|
|New Orleans Pelicans||+4500|
|New York Knicks||+13000|
|Portland Trail Blazers||+37000|
|San Antonio Spurs||+50000|
Odds as of Feb. 9, 2023, at FanDuel. Claim FanDuel promo codes before betting on the NBA.
The Suns are now the favorites to come out of the Western Conference, overtaking the Denver Nuggets. The odds to win the West currently sit at +200 at FanDuel, followed the Nuggets (+320), LA Clippers (+550), and Golden State Warriors (+700), who recently lost Steph Curry to an ankle injury for an indefinite period of time.
The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks remain the top-two favorites for the league as a whole.
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Suns Acquire Durant, But at a Price
Phoenix gave up a lot in order to acquire KD. The full trade sees Brooklyn moving Durant and TJ Warren to Phoenix in exchange for Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, and four first-round picks.
The Suns are sending Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks, a 2028 pick swap for Durant and TJ Warren, sources tell ESPN. Durant wanted move and new owner Mat Ishbia pushed to get deal done tonight. https://t.co/fqFUMIDllo
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 9, 2023
Bridges (17.2 PPG) and Johnson (13.9 PPG) were Phoenix’s third and fourth-leading scorers. On the trade block all season, Crowder has yet to play a minute this year.
Durant, himself, has been out with a knee injury since Jan. 8 and does not have a timetable for return. But the prognosis as of yesterday was “positive”, according to reports. It can be assumed the Suns did their due diligence and are satisfied Durant will return in the near future unless his recovery takes an unforeseen step backwards
Nets’ Odds Fall to +10000
The Nets’ odds to win the 2023 NBA title were +800 at this time last week. In the interim, not only did they deal Durant, they also moved star/disgruntled point guard Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks.
While Bridges and Johnson will be immediate contributors to their new squad, the Nets are nonetheless a shadow of the team that took the court in October. Oddsmakers dropped their NBA title odds to +10000 on Thursday afternoon.
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