Although the 2011-12 NBA season is not yet over, people are already looking forward to next season. As of right now, Kevin Durant and LeBron James are battling for the 2012 title, but bets are being put down for the winner of the 2013 NBA championship.
Gambling sites have the Los Angeles Lakers as 12-1 odds to win the title in 2013, with the favorites being the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder at 5-2.
According to these sites, the Lakers are fifth on the list, behind the Heat, Thunder, Bulls and Spurs.
The Lakers were ousted from the second round by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012, and the team is looking to improve next season.
The front-office will be busy this summer as it tries to put together a title contending roster.