With the close of the NBA season, Arizona sports betting apps have released the Phoenix Suns 2023 NBA Championship Odds. The Golden State Warriors walked away with this year’s title after beating the Boston Celtics in six games in the NBA Finals.
It was another disappointing end to a record-breaking season for the Suns. The Suns finished the regular season with a franchise-record and league-best 64-18 record, but they fell short where it mattered most. They lost to the Dallas Mavericks in seven games during the Western Conference semifinals.
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Phoenix Suns 2023 NBA Championship Odds
Arizona Sportsbooks have the Warriors on top to win the 2023 NBA Championship. The Suns have 8-to-1 odds to win the title at Caesars Arizona. FanDuel and DraftKings have the Suns with the sixth-best odds to walk away with the trophy.
NBA Championship OddsPhoenix SunsGolden State WarriorsLos Angeles ClippersDallas MavericksBoston Celtics
Will Suns Re-Sign Free Agent Deandre Ayton?
The NBA draft is just around the corner, which will most likely impact these odds in the coming weeks, but another factor that could change the odds? Deandre Ayton’s future with the Suns.
Phoenix will need to make a decision soon on if it is going to offer the 23-year-old free agent a contract extension and keep the core of the team together. The Suns had a chance to offer an extension to their former first-round pick last summer but failed to come to an agreement with Ayton.
Ayton’s agent Bill Duffy didn’t hold back talking about Ayton’s future when speaking on SiriusXM NBA Radio back in May.
“We’re disappointed. We wanted a max contract,” Duffy said, per Evan Sidery of Basketball News. “He went out and was a solider the whole year, played well, improved his statistics. So, we’re proud of him. A lot of guys handle things differently, but he was very mature about it. Things will work out for Deandre. He’s a valuable player. There’s other teams in the league as well. He’s a restricted free agent, so we’ll see how this process unfolds.”
If another team swoops in and offers Ayton more money than the Suns can offer, Ayton could walk with the Suns getting nothing in return. Or the Suns could go the trade route, where they could at least get a replacement for their starting center. Last season, Ayton averaged 17.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, and shot 63.4% from the field.
There have been rumors floating around that other teams such as the Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, and the Toronto Raptors could get Ayton. This is due to them having enough cap space to chase the former Arizona Wildcats star.
DraftKings Arizona has odds out for where Ayton will end up next season, with the Suns on top at +290.
Phoenix Suns +290
Detroit Pistons +380
San Antonio Spurs +475
Indiana Pacers +475
Atlanta Hawks +1000
Toronto Raptors +1700
With or without Ayton, we can expect NBA Coach of the Year Monty Williams along with Devin Booker, Chris Paul, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, and Jae Crowder, just to name a few, to be hungry for some revenge next season.
Suns 2023 Western Conference Title Odds
Even with the uncertainty of Ayton’s future on the Suns, the Suns are still in the mix of contenders for not only the NBA championship but also the Western Conference title. Phoenix failed to advance to the Western Conference Finals this season after taking the title home in 2021. But most sportsbooks have them in the top three to win it in 2023.
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