Are the New York Knicks now the favorites to land Lebron James this summer?

With the New York Knicks looking like title contenders in 2024, it appears oddsmakers now believe Lebron James could seriously consider a move to Gotham if he hits NBA free agency this summer.

Ahead of today’s NBA games, the Knicks will be able to enjoy some well-deserved days of rest. On Thursday, the team earned an impressive win on the road in Philadelphia to eliminate the 76ers from the 2024 NBA Playoffs. However, while they still have their eyes on the championship prize, that doesn’t mean the speculation about what they might do in the summer will cease .

Over the last week, there have been surprising rumors linking the organization to a potential pursuit of Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker . However, when it comes to NBA oddsmakers, they think they could be a likely landing spot for another superstar player in the offseason.

This week FanDuel Sportsbook updated its odds on where Lebron James could play next season, and the New York Knicks surprisingly have the second-best odds (+950) to acquire the league legend. Only behind his current team, the Los Angeles Lakers (+150). The Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat have the best odds at +1100.

James opted out of his contract this summer and there have been rumors for weeks that he might exercise him to test his worth in NBA free agency and see if he can land with a team that has better championship prospects than LA.

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