Anthony Davis trade makes Lakers new 2020 NBA title favorites

The NBA will look a lot different next season with Anthony Davis in Los Angeles.

After news broke of the Lakers’ blockbuster trade, Las Vegas oddsmakers released updated championship odds for next season. Many sportsbooks believe Los Angeles now has the best chance to win the 2020 NBA title, just days after the Raptors took home their first championship in franchise history. 

The Westgate Superbook notes the Lakers now have the best odds at 3-1, while the Warriors — riddled with injuries and facing questions about Kevin Durant’s free agency — are tied with the 76ers for sixth with 12-1 odds.

It should also be noted the Bucks are projected to be second at 6-1. The Clippers are sitting third at 7-1 as many expect a big move for them during free agency, while the Rockets are 8-1. The defending champion Raptors round out the top five at 10-1. 

The updated odds come after the Lakers traded Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Lonzo Ball and three first-round draft picks, including the No. 4 pick in this year’s draft, according to ESPN. The first-round picks extend as far as an unprotected swap in 2025.