The New York Knicks and their fans still have a long way to go to be relevant again. Â The NBA lottery is a week away with the draft and free agency even farther. Â However, that is not going to stop Knicks fans from celebrating this.
The New York Knicks are back in the NBA Championship conversation. Â Las Vegasâ€™ The Superbook at Westgate released the 2020 NBA Championship odds a few days ago and Knicks fans were smiling. Â The New York Knicks opened at 16 to 1 to make it their next season. Â If all depends on where Kevin Durant goes in free agency of course.
The New York Knicks odds are fourth behind the Milwaukee Bucks (9-2), Boston Celtics (7-1) and Philadelphia 76ers (10-1).
Las Vegas always seems to know things that others do not. Â However, Â every basketball fans has an inkling that Durant could land in New York. Â Therefore, the Knicks getting the fourth best odds for a team out of the East next season comes as no surprise.
For now, this is just a tiny victory for the New York Knicks and their fans. Â Just being back in the conversation to possibly represent the East in the finals is something to smile about. Â Can the basketball gods being whispering this in the ears of the odd-makers in Las Vegas? Â Only time will tell.