Warriors Favorites For 2017 NBA Title, Despite Finals Loss
The Cleveland Cavs have won the 2016 NBA championship, but they are not the favorites for next year.
According to ESPN, the Golden State Warriors head into the offseason as the favorites to win the 2017 NBA title in Las Vegas.
The Cavs pulled off a historic comeback, becoming the first team to rally back from a 3-1 series deficit in the NBA Finals, but apparently, the Westgate SuperBook has the Warriors as the favorite, at 7-4, to win the 2017 NBA Championship.
The Cavs are second at 5-2, followed by the San Antonio Spurs at 6-1 and Oklahoma City Thunder at 8-1.
The Warriors couldn't complete their record-breaking season with a second straight championship, but returns the core of its roster. However, Harrison Barnes and key bench contributor Marreese Speights areunrestricted free agents.
Kevin Durant is an unrestricted free agent, though, and the Thunder's 8-1 odds are reflective of him returning to Oklahoma City.