NBA free agency officially starts July 6, but teams can start talking with free-agent prospects as early as June 30. Several players will be on the move this offseason, and fans can bet on the destination of stars like Draymond Green, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, and Dillon Brooks via next team odds offered at DraftKings.
These players could play key roles in a team’s drive to the 2024 NBA Finals. But where will they go?
Next Team Odds for NBA Stars
DraftKings lists the next team odds for a handful of NBA stars, including Green, Kyrie, Lillard, Westbrook, and Dillon Brooks. While Green, Irving, Brooks, and Westbrook will become free agents, Lillard is under contract. But trade rumors have made the rounds.
Let’s review the next team odds listed at DraftKings for those five players:
Next Team Odds: Draymond Green
- Golden State Warriors -170
- Los Angeles Lakers +550
- Dallas Mavericks +800
- Phoenix Suns +1200
- Houston Rockets +2500
It was no surprise that Green declined the player option on his contract, allowing him to explore free agency without shutting the door on a potential return to the Warriors. His France vacation with LeBron James has sparked speculation that he could move to Los Angeles.
But, so far, all signs are pointing towards a reunion with Golden State.
Our Pick: Warriors
Next Team Odds for Russell Westbrook
- Los Angeles Clippers -260
- Dallas Mavericks +700
- Miami Heat +1000
- Chicago Bulls +1200
- Washington Wizards +1800
As a former MVP, you would think the market for Russell Westbrook would be robust. But that has not been the case. Why? He hasn’t been that guy for years. It doesn’t help that he’s been on five teams over the last five seasons (Oklahoma City, Houston, Washington, LA Lakers, and LA Clippers).
He can be a force to contend with but also a disruptive one. But, if the fit is right, he can be an integral part of a contender. Fans hoped he’d be that piece for the Clippers, but Kawhi Leonard and Paul George struggled to stay on the court.
At the moment, there is no reason to believe he’s going anywhere. He played well for the Clippers, and the team may want to see how things go next season with a healthy George and Leonard. But if someone swoops in and offers him more than the Clippers are paying…
Our Pick: Clippers
NBA Stars Next Team Odds: Kyrie Irving
- Dallas Mavericks -200
- Los Angeles Lakers +400
- Miami Heat +800
- Los Angeles Clippers +1200
- Minnesota Timberwolves +2500
After what they paid for him in the trade with Brooklyn, Dallas will likely try to sign Irving to an extension. But several teams are rumored to have interest and could try to steal him away. One of the favorite potential destinations people like to talk about is Los Angeles and a reunion with LeBron James.
But the rumor mill does not lean towards a move to Los Angeles.
The Lakers always look for ways to build a better roster around LeBron and Anthony Davis. As long as LeBron is with the Lakers, rumors of a potential reunion with Kyrie will surface every offseason. But rumor has it he does not want to go to LA, and the Lakers are not interested.
Irving has even tried to recruit James to come to Dallas.
Our Pick: Mavericks. He’s not going anywhere.
Next Team Odds For Damian Lillard
- Portland Trail Blazers -175
- Miami Heat +110
- Philadelphia 76ers +1200
- New Orleans Pelicans +1500
- Brooklyn Nets +1800
Miami is said to be interested in acquiring Lillard, but the Trail Blazers are not ready to trade him away yet. While there has been talk that he wants to head to a team with a better shot at winning a title, he says he wants to stay in Portland:
DAMIAN LILLARD SAYS HE HAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE ON JUNE 22ND TOMORROW. pic.twitter.com/v5P1Uw88S1
— Buhownz (@Demar305) June 21, 2023
Our Pick: Trail Blazers
Dillon Brooks Next Team Odds
- Houston Rockets -900
- Dallas Mavericks +1500
- Phoenix Suns +1500
- Detroit Pistons +1800
- Miami Heat +1800
The one thing that appears certain about Brooks is that his time with the Grizzlies will end soon. Where will he go? Several teams have had interest, but all signs are pointing toward Houston. Since the odds give the Rockets a 90% chance, making a good argument for someone else is hard.
Our Pick: Pass on this one. There is no value in betting on the Rockets at -900, and there is no reason to think he’s headed elsewhere.