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2024-25 NBA championship odds: The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the rise
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2024-25 NBA championship odds: The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the rise

Updated Jul. 5, 2024 3:00 p.m. ET

The Boston Celtics are NBA champions for the 18th time after knocking off the Dallas Mavericks in five games in this year's Finals.

But the path to another championship won't be a cakewalk, with a number of real contenders in both conferences. 

One of the Celtics' Eastern Conference foes made a few huge moves last week, with the Knicks acquiring Mikal Bridges from the Nets and re-signing OG Anunoby.

Then, on the first day of free agency, another East foe, the Philadelphia 76ers, made waves by signing nine-time All-Star Paul George to a four-year max contract. 


The signing moved their odds of winning a title from +1500 up to +850, tied for third on the board.

However, the move that had the biggest shift near the top of the oddsboard was Oklahoma City's signing of center Isiah Hartenstein, which may just make the Thunder a dynasty. Their 2024-25 title odds moved from +850 to +750, and they only trail the Boston Celtics

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Here's a look at the NBA title odds at FanDuel Sportsbook as of July 5.

Boston Celtics: +300 (bet $10 to win $40 total)
Oklahoma City Thunder: +750 (bet $10 to win $85 total)
Denver Nuggets: +850 (bet $10 to win $95 total)
Philadelphia 76ers: +850 (bet $10 to win $95 total)
New York Knicks: +900 (bet $10 to win $100 total) 
Minnesota Timberwolves: +1000 (bet $10 to win $110 total)
Dallas Mavericks: +1100 (bet $10 to win $120 total)
Milwaukee Bucks: +1500 (bet $10 to win $160 total)
Los Angeles Lakers: +3400 (bet $10 to win $350 total)
Phoenix Suns: +3500 (bet $10 to win $360 total)
Golden State Warriors: +3500 (bet $10 to win $360 total)
Memphis Grizzlies: +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total)
Miami Heat: +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total)
New Orleans Pelicans: +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total)
LA Clippers: +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)
Indiana Pacers: +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)
Cleveland Cavaliers: +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)
Orlando Magic: +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)
Sacramento Kings: +7000 (bet $10 to win $710 total)
Houston Rockets: +12000 (bet $10 to win $1,210 total)
San Antonio Spurs: +15000 (bet $10 to win $1,510 total)
Atlanta Hawks: +35000 (bet $10 to win $3,510 total)
Chicago Bulls: +90000 (bet $10 to win $9,010 total)
Portland Trail Blazers: +100000 (bet $10 to win $10,010 total)
Detroit Pistons: +100000 (bet $10 to win $10,010 total)
Charlotte Hornets: +100000 (bet $10 to win $10,010 total)
Toronto Raptors: +100000 (bet $10 to win $10,010 total)
Washington Wizards: +100000 (bet $10 to win $10,010 total)
Brooklyn Nets: +100000 (bet $10 to win $10,010 total)
Utah Jazz: +100000 (bet $10 to win $10,010 total)

Along with George signing in Philly, the Sixers also inked franchise cornerstone Tyrese Maxey to a max extension, meaning the trio of George, Maxey and former NBA MVP Joel Embiid appear to be in it for the long haul.

Still, there will be questions about health when it comes to the Sixers, considering George has played 70-plus games just once in the past five seasons and Embiid has never played 70-plus games in a season.

In addition, Maxey missed 12 games last season and 22 in 2022-23.

"I think [the Sixers] are tied at No. 2 [with the Knicks], but I think the durability asterisk is real," said FOX Sports' John Fanta on Monday's edition of "The Carton Show". Because if we were talking about Joel Embiid and Paul George, and there was no question of [injuries], I think there's a world where you would give the Sixers the slight lean [over the Knicks]. … It's a three-horse race in the East. If you're the New York Knicks and you don't have Mikal Bridges on your team right now, we are definitely saying Philadelphia has moved slightly ahead of them.

"I think the team that gets left behind is the Milwaukee Bucks."

The Bucks' odds to win the title have moved from +1100 to +1500 over the past week.

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