According to Draftkings Sportsbook, the New York Knicks have been given +5000 odds to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy at the end of the 2023-24 NBA season.
New York has an elite defense next season, but requires a better offense (116 points per game) and three-point percentage (35.4%) to overcome the Eastern giants and reach the NBA Finals.
The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks (+400) received the best odds on the defending champion Denver Nuggets (+550). The addition of Jrue Holiday to Boston gives them an elite defender and playmaker capable of calming the dry spells that Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have been prone to extending into playoff games. Damian Lillard gives Milwaukee an all-time great three-point shooter and another 30-point scorer next to Giannis Antetokounmpo.