In the aftermath of the blockbuster James Harden-for-Ben Simmons trade, the Brooklyn Nets remain among the favorites to win the NBA championship, while the Philadelphia 76ers’ odds shortened dramatically.
New York last week became the largest US state to embrace online sports betting.
On January 8, the Empire State began allowing gambling companies including DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars Sportsbook, and Rush Street Interactive to take mobile sports wagers. Five more operators are slated to enter the market ahead of the Super Bowl, the most bet-on event in the US.
The seven-time NBA All-Star is expected to make his season debut for the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night when they visit Indiana, The Athletic reported Monday. After Wednesday, Irving would be eligible to play next Monday in Portland due to a schedule change and could also play Jan. 12 in Chicago. After Wednesday, he could not play in the next two games at Barclays Center Friday and Sunday, but eight of Brooklyn’s remaining 15 games this month are on the road.