Lebron Reunited with Cleveland: How Will the Odds Play Out?

Published July 14, 2014 by Sol FH

Lebron Reunited with Cleveland: How Will the Odds Play Out?

The biggest play for next season was made in the off-season as King James goes back to the Cavaliers.

"I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn't know when," wrote Lebron James in his recent essay to Sports Illustrated (SI) about his decision to go back to Ohio and play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He shocked the world and silenced his haters with one move back to the team that gave him real love and appreciation.  

The fans in Miami are obviously not dealing with this decision well, but they are not burning his jersey like his home state fans did when he left them. They feel scorned in Miami, betrayed and heart broken. For a team that had a great 4 seasons with King James, it came to an end with an abrupt announcement last week to SI.

Looking Forward

Now that the deed is done it's time to look on to next season and try to figure out the best Cavs roster. The best scenario for the Cavs, and for Lebron would be to acquire Kevin Love from the Timberwolves and rumor has it that this deal is already in the works as part of a three-way deal with Golden State as well.  

If Kevin Love does join Cleveland the starting roster will most-likely look something like: Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Anderson Varejao. With a starting 5 like that Cleveland, will be a favorite with online sportsbooks and punters respectively.

NBA Betting Markets for 2014

The biggest online sportsbooks in the UK like bet365 and William Hill already have outright winner lines posted and it is fairly evident that the Cavaliers are going to be good. Both sportsbooks have the Cavs in second place at 5.50 (bet365) and 6.00 (WillHill). If you thought that perhaps the Heat could potentially get back up after being knocked down, don't worry, neither do the bookies as Miami currently stand at 23.00 to win in 2014/15 season.

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