The Knicks are among the favorites for betting on LeBron James this offseason

The New York Knicks emerged victorious from Game 1 of their second-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.

With plenty of room for improvement on both ends of the floor after that game, the Knicks are certainly still looking at an even deeper playoff run than they’ve already enjoyed. At some point, though, they’ll get to the offseason.

When that time comes, the Knicks could be a great landing spot for LeBron James.

“The Lakers superstar isn’t out the door, but he’s on the (odds) board,” Fox Sports wrote on May 7. “LeBron James has a player option this offseason, meaning it’s up to him whether he chooses to opt out and re-sign with LA, or opt out and enter free agency.

While the Lakers remain the favorites to be James’ team in 2024-25, the Knicks are in a three-way tie for second-best chances, according to Fox Sports and FanDuel Sportsbook Ontario.

Los Angeles Lakers: -320 (bet $10 to win $13.13 total)
Cleveland Cavaliers: +1300 (bet $10 to win $140 total) Miami Heat: +1300 (bet $10 to win $140 total) New York Knicks: +1300 (bet $10 to win
win $140 total)
win $140 total)
Golden State Warriors: +1500 (bet $10 to win $160 total)
Atlanta Hawks: +1900 (bet $10 to win $200 total)
Chicago Bulls: +1900 (bet $10 to win $200 total)
Philadelphia 76ers: +2000 (bet $10 to win $210 total)

James has a $51.4 million player option for the final year of his two-year, $99 million contract.

He has already played for the Cavaliers (twice) and the Heat, leaving the Knicks as the only new opportunity among the top four teams.

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