How James Harden Trade Impacts Nets’ Championship Odds
The NBA world exploded yesterday with the news of Rockets’ star James Harden being traded to the Brooklyn Nets. It seems that Harden, who had been asking for a trade since the start of the season, finally got what he's been looking for – a new team and a legitimate shot at an NBA title.
Brooklyn’s odds to win the 2020-21 championship were +600 on FanDuel Sportsbook as of Wednesday morning, which ranked third in the NBA behind the Lakers and Clippers. Since joining All-Stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn, the Nets' odds jumped to +270, ranking just behind the Lakers who are favored at +260.
Their odds to win the Eastern Conference also fluctuated, moving from +275 to +135.
Below is a look at how odds have changed across a variety of categories since the blockbuster trade.