Miami Heat favorites to win the 2015 NBA Championship

Despite five-game loss to Spurs, Heat the early favorites to win it all next season
06/16/2014 1:54 PM ET
By Tyler Prado

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade speak with the media after Miami's Game 5 loss.(AP)
Even with the Miami Heat's future in question, they are still the favorites to win the 2015 NBA Finals, according to RJ Bell of, who has the Heat's odds of winning it all at 5-2.

The news of the odds is surprising considering the fact that all of the "Big 3" of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade could be out of Miami by the end of free agency this summer. Though it is unlikely that all will leave there has already been speculation that LeBron James may opt out of his current contract to take his talents elsewhere.

If the "Big 3" does decide to stay in South Beach it looks as though its supporting cast will be much different. Shane Battier announced his retirement after the Finals loss Sunday and Ray Allen is contemplating stepping away from the game. Mario Chalmers and Chris Anderson are also free agents this offseason.

A day after winning the NBA Finals 4-1 in dominating fashion the San Antonio Spurs are tied with the Western Conference runners-up Oklahoma City Thunder with 7-1 odds. The fourth and fifth place teams are the Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers with odds of 10-1 and 15-1 respectively.

According to Bell, the Brooklyn Nets are just outside the Top 10 and have 45-1 odds of taking home the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy next season.

Check out the full odds below:

Miami Heat 5-2

Oklahoma City Thunder 7-1

 San Antonio Spurs 7-1

Los Angeles Clippers 10-1

Indiana Pacers 15-1

Chicago Bulls 15-1

Houston Rockets 20-1

Golden State Warriors 25-1

Portland Trail Blazers 30-1

Washington Wizards 32-1

Brooklyn Nets 45-1

Memphis Grizzlies 45-1

Dallas Mavericks 45-1

New York Knicks 50-1

New Orleans Pelicans 50-1

Los Angeles Lakers 50-1

Denver Nuggets 55-1

Toronto Raptors 55-1

Minnesota Timberwolves 60-1

Cleveland Cavaliers 60-1

Boston Celtics 70-1

Phoenix Suns 70-1

Charlotte Hornets 70-1

Atlanta Hawks 70-1

Utah Jazz 110-1

Sacramento Kings 110-1

Detroit Pistons 110-1

Orlando Magic 110-1

Philadelphia 76ers 225-1

Milwaukee Bucks 300-1

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