Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant has not logged a minute for the Nets so far, but he is having the biggest betting impact on the NBA’s restructured season.
With the coronavirus pandemic extending the season nearly three months, those in basketball circles are speculating whether that has allowed Durant sufficient time to recover from a torn Achilles tendon that he suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals.
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Ahead of Thursday’s announcement that the league will resume on July 31, Caesars Sportsbook on Wednesday lowered Brooklyn’s championship odds from 750-1 to 60-1.
The Nets are currently the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference but could return Durant and Kyrie Irving, who underwent arthroscopic right shoulder surgery in February.
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