At the beginning of NBA Free Agency there was the normal noise and speculation. Big names included Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, and Kawhi Irving. Well on Sunday the bombs began to go off. First Durant and Irving both said they would go with the Brooklyn Nets. Klay Thompson intends to cash in a big contract to stay with the Golden State Warriors. Next, the Boston Celtics were set to land Kemba Walker. While Jimmy Butler plans to sign with the Miami Heat. These signings and more have already had a dramatic NBA betting online affect.
2019 NBA Free Agency Impact on Futures Odds
|Date and Time:||Season opens October, 2019|
Nothing but Nets!
Owing to the expected arrival of Durant and Irving has Brooklyn been transformed. The Nets are no longer an anonymous low seed playoff team. Instead Brooklyn is now an NBA betting online “thing.” Durant became the best player of the Warriors dynasty. While Irving is one of the best scorers in the game. But legitimate concerns cloud the hype. Durant may miss all of next season due to his Achilles injury. Will he be the same when he returns? As for Irving he had an ugly end at Boston with accusations of quitting on the team.
Giving New Meaning to “Golden” State
Klay Thompson wanted to stay with the Warriors all along. However, like Kevin Durant, he may miss the entire upcoming season. Thompson suffered a torn ACL. Golden State’s dynasty ended in the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. Accordingly, Thompson averaged 21 points per game in the playoffs. When he does return, he’ll partner with Stephen Curry as the top sharpshooting backcourt in the NBA.
Kemba Walks from Charlotte
A clear difference that Kemba Walkers brings is that he will not be on the shelf with injury. Walker is a three-time All Star that has operated in anonymity with the Hornets. Last year was the best of Walker’s career. He averaged 25.6 points and 5.9 assists per game. Most important of all Walker may prove to be an upgrade over the departed Irving. In the 2019 playoffs Irving lacked consistency and effort. Many believe that Walker could bring more to the team starting with his attitude.
Certainly, Jimmy Butler has had a tumultuous couple of seasons. Following his clash and trade from Minnesota to Philadelphia he helped the 76ers gain the playoffs. The Heat will be Butler’s third team in two years. Miami’s lack of offense proved to be an offshore bookmaker liability. To illuminate the Heat ranked 26th in the Association for scoring. Should Butler improve that side of the court the NBA’s second ranked defense could make for a legitimate contender.
Meanwhile the Milwaukee Bucks look certain to retain two key pieces of their playoff team. Sharpshooter Khris Middleton and center Brook Lopez are both expected to return.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation we have considerable NBA betting online activity based on big name moves. Yet the fact remains that Durant and Thompson won’t be on the floor for several months. Concurrently the betting public may be ahead of itself here.
NBA Betting Online Picks
So far in free agency the Celtics got the best player that can play in Walker.
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Boston Celtics to make the Playoffs
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