According to Bovada’s post-NBA Finals Game 7 odds, the Brooklyn Nets are a 40-1 longshot to take home the title next year, tied for 14th among all teams with the Dallas Mavericks, who finished 41-41 and did not make the playoffs this season.
The Nets lost in 7 games in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Chicago Bulls this season. With Bulls point guard Derrick Rose expected to return from an ACL injury, the Bulls are 15-2 odds to win the title, third in the league.
The New York Knicks are 18-1 odds, over twice as good as Brooklyn and 7th in the NBA. The Heat are 2-1 odds to repeat.