Lakers’ NBA title odds improve to 7-2 after LeBron James acquisition

The Los Angeles Lakers, with the addition of LeBron James, are suddenly top-tier contenders to win next season’s NBA championship, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks.

After news broke Sunday evening that James is headed to Los Angeles, the Westgate SuperBook reopened the Lakers at 9-2 to win next year’s title.

The Lakers’ odds immediately were trimmed to 7-2 after a respected wager quickly came in on the Lakers, according to Westgate assistant manager Jeff Sherman.

Only the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors have better championship odds than the Lakers at the Westgate. The Warriors are odds-on favorites at -110 to three-peat.

The Boston Celtics, like the Lakers, are 7-2. The Houston Rockets, at 7-1, are the only other team with single-digit odds.

The current odds on the Lakers also reflect the possibility of them landing another big name, including potentially Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs.

We have [the Lakers] lower based on anticipated support and the possibility of adding to the roster, Sherman told ESPN in a text message.

Moore has also played for the Rangers, Coyotes and Blue Jackets in an eight-year career.

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell added an RBI single in the fourth inning and made a highlight grab in the sixth inning before leaving the game with an apparent injury resulting in the catch. Russell bumped into Baez while making the running catch on Eduardo Escobar’s ball down the left-field line in foul territory. He walked off the field and into the dugout after talking to a team trainer and manager Joe Madddon.

Twins: LF Eddie Rosario, one of three Twins to leave Saturday’s game due to heat was in the lineup on Sunday. Teammates Bobby Wilson and Max Kepler were available, as was infielder Ehire Adrianza, who received intravenous fluids after finishing the game.

We just encouraged everyone last night to rest and hydrate the best they could again this morning to get themselves in positions to get through the game, Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said. You just try to be aware of it. There’s not much you can do: You’ve got to play people and you’ve got to get through the game. . SS Jorge Polanco’s 80-game performance-enhancing drug suspension ends Monday and Molitor said he expects him to rejoin the club in Milwaukee after a stint with Triple-A Rochester.

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