Updated 2022 NBA Title Odds After Kawhi Leonard’s ACL Surgery

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Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images. Pictured: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers.

It was confirmed on Tuesday that Kawhi Leonard will miss a solid portion of the 2021-22 NBA season after having reconstructive surgery on a partially torn ACL this week.

While futures odds for the 2022 NBA title haven’t changed precipitously, the Los Angeles Clippers’ odds have gone down quite a bit. Although they opened as +800 favorites — tied for third-best in the league — their odds are now tied for eighth-best at +2000.

The Brooklyn Nets’ odds at +210 have not changed. They are far and away the favorites to win the franchise’s first title.

The Los Angeles Lakers’ odds are second-best in the NBA. Their odds have changed from +475 to +450 after the Leonard news.

The Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz are the two other teams to see their odds shorten as a result of the injury news. The Suns went from +1400 to +1300, while the Jazz’s odds moved from +1500 to +1400.

2022 NBA Championship Odds

Odds are according DraftKings as of July 14

Team Odds
Nets +210
Lakers +450
Bucks +800
Warriors +1200
Suns +1300
Jazz +1400
Sixers +1600
Clippers +2000
Nuggets +2000
Mavericks +2800
Hawks +3500
Heat +3500
Celtics +5000
Trail Blazers +5000
Raptors +8000
Pelicans +8000
Grizzlies +10000
Knicks +10000
Pacers +10000
Bulls +10000
Hornets +10000
Wizards +15000
Timberwolves +25000
Spurs +25000
Kings +25000
Pistons +50000
Cavaliers +50000
Rockets +50000
Thunder +50000
Magic +50000

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