The NBA offseason has been full of blockbuster trades, and the latest moves have shaken up the championship odds. The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks are now co-favorites to win the 2024 NBA title, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Celtics acquired Jrue Holiday from the Portland Trail Blazers in a trade that sent four players and two draft picks to the Blazers. Holiday is a four-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion, and he gives the Celtics a much-needed defensive boost.
The Bucks also made a major move by trading for Damian Lillard from the Trail Blazers. Lillard is one of the best players in the NBA, and he gives the Bucks a dynamic scorer and playmaker.
The other teams with the best odds to win the championship are the Phoenix Suns (+550), the defending champion Denver Nuggets (+600), the Los Angeles Lakers (+1300), and the Golden State Warriors (+1700).
The Suns are coming off a season in which they reached the NBA Finals, but they lost to the Celtics in six games. The Nuggets are led by two-time MVP Nikola Jokic, and they have a deep and talented roster. The Lakers are rebuilding, but they still have LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The Warriors are back in the mix after missing the playoffs last season.