As the late great Rodney Dangerfield would say, the Cleveland Cavaliers are getting no respect. Despite defeating the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the Cavs are not favored to win the 2017 championship.
Westgate has the Warriors with the best odds at winning the championship next year:
|Golden State Warriors||3-2||7-4|
|San Antonio Spurs||6-1||6-1|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||8-1||7-1|
|Los Angeles Clippers||16-1||16-1|
|New Orleans Pelicans||60-1||60-1|
|Portland Trail Blazers||60-1||60-1|
|Los Angeles Lakers||100-1||80-1|
|New York Knicks||100-1||100-1|
Golden State having the best odds makes sense when you consider that the Warriors are the best regular season team of all time and should have the majority of the roster back next season. The Cavs are also right behind them. But anything could happen in free agency and if Kevin Durant or another big time free agent heads to a championship contender, expect these odds to change. It's hard to believe that the season is over, but here we are already talking about the 2016-17 season.