Between the 2021 NBA Draft, free agency and a number of potential trades, NBA fans are in for a busy offseason.
While there’s no crystal ball that can tell us how it all will unfold, BetOnline has provided odds for a few of the most pressing offseason topics, all of which either involve or impact the Toronto Raptors.
From the prospective next teams of Damian Lillard and Kawhi Leonard to potential draft selections on July 29, have a look at some of the insightful odds and how they affect the Raptors, all courtesy of BetOnline.
Could Lillard, who just wrapped his ninth season with the Portland Trail Blazers, soon be calling a new city home?
The six-time All-Star has not formally requested a trade, but after four first-round exits in the last five years, there’s belief he could soon express a desire to move on. Aside from the perceived favourites, the Raptors have emerged with 12/1 odds to land Lillard, enough for consideration among BetOnline’s nine most likely trade destinations.
|New York Knicks||5/2|
|Golden State Warriors||6/1|
|Los Angeles Lakers||15/2|
Leonard, a two-time Finals MVP, can opt-out of the final year of his contract to become a free agent in 2021.
While the Clippers are the odds-on favourite to retain the superstar, a reunion with the Raptors has been given 5/1 odds, good for fifth among all potential free agent destinations. Related: Toronto can clear as much as $34.2 million this offseason, according to RealGM’s Keith Smith.
There’s a reason Cunningham is thought to be the consensus No. 1 pick. It’s reflected in the odds as well.
If somehow the Detroit Pistons opt to go in a different direction, Green, a guard from NBA G League Ignite, is seen as the most likely candidate to go first overall. With respect to the Raptors, in a draft where four prospects are considered head and shoulders above the remainder of the class, Toronto will get one of the four prospects with the top-four odds to be selected first overall.
For an idea of how that may go, take a look at the odds for the second and third overall picks.
The Houston Rockets are next on the clock, and Green is the odds-on favourite to be the second overall selection, with Mobley and Suggs deserving serious consideration as well.
When the Cleveland Cavaliers select third overall, odds indicate that they’ll go with Mobley, the center from USC.
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