Pick 6: Odds on LeBron James’ next team, Aaron Rodgers joins the Broncos and more – The Denver Post

Is LeBron James coming to Denver? No. No, he’s not, according to one oddsmaker.

MaximBet released odds on what the Lakers star forward’s next landing spot would be and the Nuggets are not among the 14 teams listed.

At the top of the pack, however, is Cleveland at +300 — meaning a $100 bet would win $300. It would mark the second return to his hometown team and the franchise that drafted him No. 1 overall in the 2003 NBA draft. The bet is valid as long as he is traded prior to the start of the 2022-’23 season.

Also with strong odds to get traded to the Cavaliers? Nets guard and former Cleveland running mate Kyrie Irving, who has +200 odds to return to his former team, according to MaximBet. Also, embattled 76ers guard Ben Simmons, whose +275 odds to go to Cleveland are behind only the Trail Blazers (+250). Entering play Thursday night, the Cavs (31-21) were fifth in the Eastern Conference, just two games behind the Bulls.

Following the Cavaliers for James are the Heat (+400) — where he won championships in 2012 and ’13 — Mavericks (+500), Wizards (+500) and Pelicans (+800).

James, 37, is in the first season of a two-year, $85 million extension he signed with Los Angeles prior to the start of the 2020 season. He is slated to make $44.5 million next season. On the season, he’s averaging 29.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists in 36 games.

Here’s a look at some current odds in the world of sports.

+5,000

The odds LeBron James’ next team will be the New York Knicks, according to MaximBet. The Knicks have the worst odds of the 14 teams listed.

+400

The odds Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will play for the Broncos at some point during the 2022 NFL season, according to MaximBet.

+6,000

The odds Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron will lead Major League Baseball in home runs in 2022, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Toronto first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (+750) is the favorite.

+250

The odds Mikaela Shiffrin will win the women’s giant slalom at the Beijing Olympics, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. She is tied for the best odds with Sweden’s Sara Hector.

4.5

The points-spread advantage the Rams have over the Bengals at Super Bowl LVI, according to SI Sportsbook. Los Angeles has -200 odds to win.

+2,500

The odds the Broncos will win Super Bowl LVII, according to Caesars Sportsbook. Denver is tied for the 12th-best odds. The Chiefs (+650) are favored, followed by the Bills (+700), Rams (+1,000) and Bengals (+1,200).

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