Where Oddsmakers Now Place Celtics In Kevin Durant Sweepstakes

The Suns remain the betting favorite

Nearly a week after Kevin Durant’s trade request, oddsmakers see new teams in the mix to land the Brooklyn Nets superstar.

The Phoenix Suns are still the favorite to land a deal for Durant, according to DraftKings Sportsbook, but two teams who weren’t originally in the picture when Durant requested a trade last Thursday are trending targets for the 12-time NBA all become a star.

Oddsmakers are now seeing Durant staying in Brooklyn looking increasingly likely, with the Nets having the second-best chance of retaining the former MVP, while the Toronto Raptors have also become a favorite in the Durant Sweepstakes.

As for the Boston Celtics, their chances took a bit of a hit as the Nets brought Durant onto the trading block, although the organization was able to offer the Nets Put quite a package for the 6ft 10 forward. Boston had the eighth best chance of getting Durant in a Celtics uniform at +1400 last week when his trade request went public. But now the Celtics are in a three-way tie with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies at 10th best odds of +3000.

Here are the top teams on the DraftKings Sportsbook betting sheet:

Phoenix Suns +130
Brooklyn Nets +250
Toronto Raptors +380
Miami Heat +1400
Golden State Warriors +1400
Portland Trailblazer +2000
Chicago Bulls +2000
New Orleans Pelicans +2200
Philly 76ers +2500
Los Angeles Lakers +3000
Memphis Grizzlies +3000
Boston Celtics +3000

The Nets are reportedly wanting a “historic success” for Durant and there’s good reason the four-time top scorer is still one of the league’s best players. And after what the Utah Jazz got for Rudy Gobert, it only made Durant’s price tag higher.

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