What's done is done. The Cleveland Cavaliers lost the 2015 NBA Finals, so Las Vegas odds makers are already on to the next.
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook have the Cavs as the 9-4 favorite to get back to the Finals next year and win it all, as reported by ESPN. Following Cleveland are the newly crowned NBA champions, Golden State Warriors, and the Oklahoma City Thunder each having 5-1 odds. The Los Angeles Clippers (10-1), San Antonio Spurs (12-1) and Chicago Bulls (12-1) follow.
If you take LeBron James's dominant performance (MVP-worthy to some) and add a healthy Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, Vegas odds makers like the chances of the Cavs winning their first title ever. James averaged a ridiculous 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game in the Finals.
"Look at what they're doing without Love and Irving," Jeff Sherman, assistant manager and NBA odds maker at the SuperBook, told ESPN. "We've seen with the Heat, where the first year LeBron didn't win. Usually, things improve, chemistry improves. We just expect that they'll be that much better next year and actually have some separation between other teams, assuming that they're healthy."
It's early, but the pressure for 2016 is already on, LeBron.
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