LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers become gambling favorites
Bovada lists the Cavaliers at 4/1 odds of winning the title. The Cavaliers are reportedly pursuing Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love to join James and Kyrie Irving. The reigning champion San Antonio Spurs come in at 5/1 and the Oklahoma City Thunder are listed at 6/1.
The Miami Heat fell to 50/1 as the futures of free agents Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade are unclear. Bosh is reportedly in discussions to join the Houston Rockets.
- Paul Palladino