LeBron James will be the top free agent available next season. This year’s free agency isn’t over yet but the oddsmakers, just like the teams in the NBA, are already looking ahead to next summer. Where will LeBron play in 2018-19?

BetOnline lists Cleveland (+250) as the favorite. That seems generous given the current state of the team and the Kyrie Irving situation, plus the truth that the Cavs, as currently constructed, were no match for the Warriors.

Lakers (+275) are expected to be an aggressive player in free agency next summer. L.A. already cleared cap space by sending Timofey Mozgov and D’Angelo Russell to the Nets. LeBron has a home in Los Angeles so making the transition to Hollywood would be easy.

Could Boston (+700) land a star in back-to-back summers? LeBron called Gregg Popovich “the greatest coach of all time.” Is that enough to make the King join the Spurs (+1000)? Maybe the 4-time MVP will take his talents to another team in Texas. The Rockets (+1000) already acquired banana-boat buddy Chris Paul who LeBron has wanted to play with.

There are many dark horse candidates as well. The doomsday scenario for the NBA would be LeBron joining the Warriors. Golden State (+2800) found a way to add Kevin Durant, I think they would make room for LeBron too.

If you aren’t sure where LeBron will play next season, don’t worry. This will be a topic of discussion for the next year.


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Where will LeBron play in 2018-19?

TeamOdds
Cleveland Cavaliers+250
Los Angeles Lakers+275
Boston Celtics+700
San Antonio Spurs+1000
Houston Rockets+1000
Minnesota Timberwolves+1400
Philadelphia 76ers+1600
Miami Heat+2500
Golden State Warriors+2800
Denver Nuggets+3300
Milwaukee Bucks+3300
New Orleans Pelicans+3300
Chicago Bulls+4000
Dallas Mavericks+4000
New York Knicks+4000
Washington Wizards+4000
Los Angeles Clippers+4000
Oklahoma City Thunder+5000
Charlotte Hornets+5000
Portland Trail Blazers+5000
Detroit Pistons+6600
Toronto Raptors+6600
Indiana Pacers+6600
Memphis Grizzlies+10000
Atlanta Hawks+25000
Brooklyn Nets+25000
Orlando Magic+25000
Phoenix Suns+25000
Sacramento Kings+25000
Utah Jaz+25000