Westbrook Benching, Vogel Future; Suns Title Faves

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C Costigan
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Lakers’ brass apparently wants Russell Westbrook removed from the starting lineup, but Frank Vogel has drawn a line in the sand.

Will Westbrook ultimately be relegated to a bench role, and will it (or this tumultuous season) cost Vogel his job?

We’ve answered those questions in the form of odds. A Westbrook benching is not favored while Vogel returning is highly unlikely, according to the numbers.


Will Russell Westbrook not start in any game this season?

Yes +140

No -180

(Non-injury related, regular season/play-in tournament and playoffs included)


Will Frank Vogel be the Lakers head coach next season?

Yes +400

No -700


Additionally, despite not having Chris Paul on the floor, the Suns have vaulted to the top spot in the championship odds. The recent slides from the Warriors and Nets have directly impacted the odds.


NBA Championship


Phoenix Suns                          +450

Golden State Warriors            +475

Brooklyn Nets                         +650

Milwaukee Bucks                    +650

Philadelphia 76ers                  +650

Boston Celtics                         +1000

Miami Heat                             +1000

Utah Jazz                                 +1800

Chicago Bulls                           +2500

Denver Nuggets                      +2800

Memphis Grizzlies                  +2800

Dallas Mavericks                     +4000

Los Angeles Lakers                  +5000

Cleveland Cavaliers                 +6600

Los Angeles Clippers               +8000

Minnesota Timberwolves       +10000

Atlanta Hawks                         +12500

Toronto Raptors                     +12500

Charlotte Hornets                   +25000

New Orleans Pelicans             +25000

San Antonio Spurs                  +50000

Portland Trail Blazers              +75000

New York Knicks                     +100000

Washington Wizards              +125000

Sacramento Kings                   +150000

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