Chances of warriors winning championship
But based on the betting odds provided by our partner, PointsBet, that were released on Wednesday, the Warriors may not be far off from another championship.PointsBet has Golden State with the fourth-best odds to win the 2022 NBA championship at 900, meaning a 100 bet would win you 900.The Warriors trail just the Brooklyn Nets (250 Los Angeles Lakers (650) and Milwaukee Bucks (800).Where are the Pheonix Suns - the team currently battling Milwaukee for this year's title?They're tied with the Warriors at 900.
There are a lot of thoughts that come to my head when I look at these odds.But the first, most glaring one, is that the Warriors have the same title odds as a team that very well might be the defending champs come next season.On paper, I don't believe the Warriors and Suns will be on the same tier next season.Despite their current two-game skid in Games 3 and 4 of The Finals, Phoenix has been on fire throughout the entire playoffs so far.Devin Booker has emerged as Kobe Bryant-light.
Chris Paul is showing that he has plenty of gas left in the tank.Deandre Ayton had an incredible breakout series against the Los Angeles Clippers.There shouldn't be any reason for the Suns to get worse heading into next season.Health certainly plays a role in why the Warriors have the fourth-best odds.Whenever Klay Thompson comes back, and whatever version of himself he is when he does, will automatically help Golden State.
It wouldn't be the end-all-be-all problem solver, but he will help.Maybe the Warriors are able to make a big trade this summer to get another star.And perhaps, that's what the odds are leaning heavily.But, until those things happen - Golden State makes a big roster move or Thompson gets back on the court - I have a hard time believing they have as good of a shot at the title as the Suns.The topic of Thompson leads into the next takeaway I have from these odds: How big of an impact health had on the playoffs this season, and how much it factors into next season's odds.The Nets and Lakers were heavy favorites to be in the Finals this season.