NBA Free Agent Period Ushers In New Season Of Betting

NBA Free Agent Period Ushers In New Season Of Betting
The NBA season ended with disappointment for many fans who were rooting against the Miami Heat. Now, fans and bettors alike have turned their attention to the start of free agency, which officially begins on Sunday.Some of the biggest names in the sport are expected to be making their decisions early in the free agency process. Deron Williams is the most coveted player on the market, and he has narrowed his choice down to the New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks. Which of those teams wins his services will determine the betting odds for the upcoming season.New Jersey appears to be the frontrunner, and if the Nets are able to sign Williams and lure Dwight Howard out of Orlando, they suddenly would move to the top of the betting odds for the upcoming season. Jason Kidd is rumored to be following Williams to New Jersey.If Williams makes a last minute decision to return home to Texas, the Mavericks would suddenly become the favorites in the Western Conference, joining Oklahoma City and San Antonio. Williams is set to meet with both the Nets and Mavericks on Monday, with a decision coming soon after.Other free agents that could affect the betting odds for next year include Ray Allen and Steve Nash. Allen is being courted heavily by the Heat. Kevin Garnett, Allen’s teammate the past few seasons, has already said he will resign with the Celtics. Boston has expressed interest in keeping Allen.Nash has proclaimed for the first time in recent weeks that he can see himself playing somewhere other than Phoenix next season. The Knicks are a possibility for Nash, as are the Mavericks. If Dallas loses out on Williams, sources claim they will turn their full attention to signing Nash.Two teams that will not be making many moves this off-season are the Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers have actively sought to trade Pau Gasol before the draft this past week, but were unable to complete a deal.The Spurs are coming off a season in which they went to the Western Conference finals after not losing a game in the first two rounds of the playoffs. San Antonio won the first two games of the finals, then were promptly swept by the Thunder over the final four games of the series. June 30, 2012Posted By Vincent Tapoglia IIIStaff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.comSubmit News!