LeBron James will become a free-agent this offseason for the third time in his illustrious career. Of course, his decision on where to play next year could overhaul the NBA landscape once again.
There is strong speculation James will leave Cleveland for a second time, and the odds suggest he will be wearing a different jersey next season.
The Lakers are the Vegas favorite at 7-4, followed closely by the 76ers at 11-5 and the Rockets at 5-2. The Cavaliers sit at 5-1, while the Spurs and Celtics are also in the hunt at 8-1 and 12-1, respectively.
Before you place your wager on where LeBron will play next season, you should listen to SportsLine senior analyst Josh Nagel. The Reno-based handicapper uses a combination of relevant data, eye tests and betting-market knowledge to form his detailed analysis. He's covered the wagering industry on a variety of platforms, and has won numerous sports handicapping contests.
His expertise paid off in the NBA playoffs, as he has posted a 17-6 record with his postseason spread selections, a lot of which included James.
One thing we can tell you: Nagel doesn't see James landing with the Rockets, who pushed Golden State to seven games in the Western Conference Finals.
Instead, Nagel is eyeing a team who could compete for championships right away with the acquisition of James. Who it is may even surprise you.
So which team will LeBron play for next season? And which favorites should you avoid like the plague? Join SportsLine here to see Josh Nagel's pick and analysis on James' landing spot, all from a nevada-based analyst with 20 years of experience in the sports handicapping industry.