The Miami Heat was recently celebrating their second franchise title, and just as game five ended people were already making moves and predictions about the new season coming in a few months.
Free agency period in the NBA just started a few days ago, and the frenzy already begun with optional/fake trades and the estimation that we are in a new era of super teams.
The Brooklyn Nets made the major moves signing Joe Johnson and Deron Williiams, but also trying to see how they land Dwight Howard.
The Miami Heat faces a possible retirement from three point shooters Mike Miller and James Jones that’s why they went and signed veteran Ray Allen, who gives the squad a massive change of repeating in 2013.
However, the biggest move of the summer, yet, if for the Los Angeles Lakers who gave up all possibility of a future for the 38 years old point guard Steve Nash, who is clearly chasing a ring.
These are the most recent 2012/13 NBA Title Odds post-Nash-trade:
|Los Angeles Lakers||8||to||1|
|San Antonio Spurs||10||to||1|
|Los Angeles Clippers||25||to||1|
|New Orleans Hornets||120||to||1|
A few notes:
Lakers were 12 to 1, now 8 to 1 after Nash trade.
Suns were 60 to 1, now 100 to 1.
Nets were 100 to 1, now 40 to 1.
Heat were 3 to 1 (and tied with OKC), now favorites at 2 to 1.