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Warriors' title odds take hit minus Klay Thompson

Field Level Media
20 Nov 2020, 07:19 GMT+10

The Golden State Warriors' odds to win the 2021 NBA title lengthened following the team's confirmation Thursday that Klay Thompson will miss the season due to a torn Achilles tendon.

Installed at 750 by to win the title next year after the Los Angeles Lakers were crowned 2020 champions last month, the Warriors' future odds grew to 1000 on Thursday.

Golden State was initially listed behind only the Lakers (375), Los Angeles Clippers (425) and Milwaukee Bucks (650) with the expected healthy return of Thompson and Stephen Curry. The Warriors also added center James Wiseman with the second overall pick on Wednesday night, but that came just hours after the first reports of Thompson suffering a potentially significant injury.

The Lakers are the heavy favorites to win the Western Conference at 160, followed by the Clippers at 260 and the Warriors at 550.

The Lakers' odds of repeating have shortened to 325 at The Brooklyn Nets have risen from 1000 last month to the second betting favorite at 525 amid reports of Houston's perennial MVP candidate James Harden seeking a way to join Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

Meanwhile, the Rockets' odds have risen from 2200 last month to 3300, with Harden and Russell Westbrook both reportedly angling for a way out of town.

The Clippers' odds have lengthened to 550, even with Milwaukee, then followed by Golden State.

Another big mover has been the Philadelphia 76ers, who have moved from 3000 to 2200 with new general manager Daryl Morey aggressively rebuilding the roster around Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

The Phoenix Suns have moved from 6600 last month to 4000 after officially acquiring Chris Paul from the Oklahoma City Thunder, whose odds have plummeted to 15000 from 6600.

The Nets (250) have also passed the Bucks (260) as the favorites to win the Eastern Conference. Boston is being offered at 500, ahead of reigning Eastern Conference champion Miami (550).

2021 NBA title odds (

Los Angeles Lakers: 325

Brooklyn Nets: 525

Los Angeles Clippers: 550

Milwaukee Bucks: 550

Golden State Warriors: 1000

Boston Celtics: 1500

Miami Heat: 1600

Toronto Raptors: 2000

Denver Nuggets: 2000

Philadelphia 76ers: 2200

Utah Jazz: 3300

Dallas Mavericks: 3300

Houston Rockets: 3300

Phoenix Suns: 4000

Portland Trail Blazers: 4500

New Orleans Pelicans: 6000

Atlanta Hawks: 10000

Indiana Pacers: 10000

San Antonio Spurs: 10000

Memphis Grizzlies: 12500

Orlando Magic: 12500

Oklahoma City Thunder: 15000

Washington Wizards: 15000

Minnesota Timberwolves: 15000

Sacramento Kings: 15000

Charlotte Hornets: 20000

Detroit Pistons: 20000

Chicago Bulls: 25000

Cleveland Cavaliers: 25000

New York Knicks: 25000

--Field Level Media

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