NBA prop bets: LeBron James has 4-to-1 odds of joining Los Angeles Lakers in 2018

By Alex Butler
NBA prop bets: LeBron James has 4-to-1 odds of joining Los Angeles Lakers in 2018
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers hugs former teammate Kyrie Irving. Irving was later traded to the Boston Celtics. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

Oct. 5 (UPI) -- One of the largest online sportsbooks in the world has revealed its latest prop bests and odds for the 2017 NBA season.

Included in that is the likelihood LeBron James' leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to team up with Lonzo Ball on the Los Angeles Lakers after this season.

Advertisement spotted those odds at 4-1 in favor of James leaving for Los Angeles and 1-6 of him not landing with the Lakers.

James, 32, has a $35.6 million player option for the 2018 season.

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The site also gives Lonzo Ball a 10-to-1 shot at making the Western Conference All-Star team and gives the Lakers 18-to-1 odds at winning 50 games and 1-to-40 odds of not winning 50 games.

Ball, the NBA Summer League MVP, has 10-to-13 odds of posting more than 7.5 assists per game and 1-to-1 odds of posting fewer than 7.5 assists per game. He has 6-to-5 odds of netting more than 14.5 points per game and 2-to-3 odds of scoring fewer than 14.5 points per game. He has 2-to-3 odds of tallying more than 2.5 triple doubles and 6-to-5 odds at posted fewer than 2.5 triple doubles.


Lonzo Ball reacts to during a news conference introduce the Los Angeles Lakers draft pick, whom they drafted with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, at the teams practice facility on June 23 in El Segundo, Calif. File photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

The oldest Ball brother posted 16.3 points, 9.3 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game in the Summer League. Ball also posted two triple doubles for the Lakers this summer in Las Vegas.

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He never had a triple double in his lone season at UCLA.

The site gave odds for all 30 teams landing LeBron for the first game of the 2018 season. The Cavaliers have the best odds at retaining the King, coming in at 2-1. The Lakers have 9-2 odds, while the Houston Rockets have 7-to-1 odds, the Minnesota Timberwolves have 12-to-1 odds, the San Antonio Spurs have 14-to-1 odds and Oklahoma City Thunder have 16-to-1 odds.


The Golden State Warriors have 20-to-1 odds of landing James in 2018, according to the site.

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Imagine that.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (R) and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (L) exchange words on court in the second half of Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Photo by Monica Davey/EPA

Unsurprisingly, the Warriors are a 5-8 shot at winning the 2018 NBA Finals. The Cavaliers have 7-2 odds. The San Antonio Spurs (12-1), Houston Rockets (12-1), Oklahoma City Thunder (16-1) and Boston Celtics (8-1) are also given a shot at hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy.

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