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NBA Free Agency 2019: How the first wave of signings have affected the 2019-20 championship odds

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The first wave of free agency signings has already altered the landscape of the NBA.

To name a few of the biggest reported deals: Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are teaming up as members of the Brooklyn Nets while Kemba Walker is headed to the Boston Celtics, and the Milwaukee Bucks are running it back with Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton.

These signings have impacted the Vegas odds on the favourites to win the 2019-20 NBA championship. The team at the top, the Los Angeles Lakers, remain the favourites at 2-1 odds, but the teams behind them have begun to shift.

According to Bleacher Report Betting and Caesar's Palace, the 2019 NBA champion Toronto Raptors have dropped from 8-1 odds to 12-1 odds to win next season's title. The LA Clippers, who were in the hunt for Durant, fell from 6-1 odds to 8-1 odds.

The Bucks, who had the NBA's best record this past season, have jumped from 7-1 odds to 4-1 odds after re-signing Lopez and Middleton, despite trading Malcolm Brogdon to the Indiana Pacers.

With big names like Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler and DeMarcus Cousins still on the board, expect more shifting to occur over the next couple hours and days.

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