Might this be the tip of LeBron James in Los Angeles?

After a crushing Recreation 4 loss to the Denver Nuggets within the Western Convention Finals, James had a cryptic message for the media when he stated he had “lots to consider” this offseason.

Chris Haynes reported that James might not be with the crew to start out the season subsequent 12 months.

However The Put up’s Brian Lewis believes that James is doing this as a negotiation tactic to get the Lakers to enhance their roster this offseason.

The hypothesis will proceed to run rampant because the offseason nears and free company begins.

Oddsmakers at PointsBet Sportsbook have made their opinions identified, projecting odds that agree with Lewis.

The Lakers are a -700 (87.50 % implied) favourite to return to retain their future Corridor-of-Fame ahead.

However there are another choices price discussing on this betting market.

Limits shall be extraordinarily low because it’s actually a measuring stick for bettors and followers of likelihood.

However regardless, these are actual odds that may be wager on PointsBet Sportsbook; all odds are correct on the time of publication.

LeBron James subsequent crew odds
Los Angeles Lakers -700
Retire/No Group +500
Cleveland Cavaliers +1200
New York Knicks +1500
Golden State Warriors +1500
Miami Warmth +1500
Los Angeles Clippers +2000
Philadelphia 76ers +2000
Dallas Mavericks +2000
Phoenix Suns +2000
Sacramento Kings +3000
Milwaukee Bucks +5000
Chicago Bulls +5000
Boston Celtics +5000
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LeBron James walks off the court docket
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LeBron James announced at the end of his press conference that he "had a lot to thin about" in regards to his NBA career.
LeBron James introduced on the finish of his press convention that he “had lots to consider” with regard to his NBA profession.
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LeBron James to retire +500

(16.67 % implied)

Everyone knows James has been coping with a foot harm that compelled him to overlook a number of weeks throughout the common season and will require low season surgical procedure.

Retirement might assist James get better sooner utilizing different medical procedures to get better faster.

“I can’t say an excessive amount of, however German medical doctors are nice. That’s all I’m saying,” his teammate Dennis Schroder stated throughout the season as James pushed to play by the foot harm.

James might all the time make a return within the 2024-25, too, after a 12 months of relaxation.

Betting on the NBA?

The New York Knicks are unlikely to be in on LeBron James despite being nearly favorites to land him.
The New York Knicks are unlikely to be in on LeBron James regardless of being practically favorites to land him.
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New York Knicks +1500

(6.25 % implied)

Ah, the Knicks. Might it actually be? Albeit, 13 years too late.

Shade me a skeptic on this one.

This solely is sensible if the Knicks transfer Julius Randle and different items, possible RJ Barrett, in a commerce to get The King again in a deal.

This doesn’t seem too possible, although, as James simply signed a two-year extension with the Lakers.

James ought to’ve been a Knick years in the past, however he doesn’t match the present crew’s timeline by any means.

Would Stephen Curry welcome LeBron James with open arms as he did Kevin Durant?
Would Stephen Curry welcome LeBron James with open arms as he did Kevin Durant?
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Golden State Warriors +1500

(6.25 % implied)

That is the one that truly is sensible.

James has stated on the report prior to now that the participant he’d wish to play with probably the most is none aside from Stephen Curry.

Curry is his final rival, however they’ve not too long ago turn out to be pleasant and talked about pairing prior to now.

The temporary flirting between the 2 occurred in 2021 as Curry ready at no cost company after the 2022 season.

He by no means made it to free company, thanks to an enormous extension from Golden State, however that is an fascinating what-if in basketball.

A possible commerce for James would make at the very least some sense for each events.

Sending Andrew Wiggins, Jonahan Kuminga and Jordan Poole and maybe draft capital to Los Angeles for James.

The contracts work, and James will get what he all the time wanted relationship again to his time in Cleveland and Miami – a guard that may do the majority of the scoring.

Dallas Mavericks +2000

James needs to be a secondary offensive possibility? Say no extra.

Luka Doncic is the subsequent massive factor within the NBA and maybe probably the most gifted scorer of the basketball we’ve got seen in ages.

This duo would match collectively like a glove they usually might even hold James’ previous pal Kyrie Irving as an added bonus.

The trio of James-Doncic-Irving could be one heck of a tandem that absolutely could be favorites to come back out of the Western Convention for the remaining years of James’ profession.

Mark Cuban could be pleased with this end result.