Howard, Iguodala force oddsmakers to adjust NBA futures odds

Jul 5, 2013 |
Howard, Iguodala force oddsmakers to adjust NBA futures odds
Golden State's futures odds are on the rise after scooping up Andre Iguodala.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
Golden State's futures odds are on the rise after scooping up Andre Iguodala.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
Many online sources reported Dwight Howard had chosen to join the Houston Rockets for the 2013/14 campaign Friday evening.

Sportsbook.com wasted no time adjusting its futures odds:



The sportsbook also moved its Lakers futures from 30-1 to 50-1.

But the drama didn't end there.

Another story broke later Friday night reporting that Howard had changed his mind and had a 50/50 chance of staying in Los Angeles.

Sportsbook.com and many other books promptly altered their L.A. odds once again after the story broke.



Dwight then told an ESPN reporter he would sign a free-agent contract with the Rockets when the league lifts its annual moratorium on player business Wednesday, forcing sportsbooks to scramble once again to adjust futures back to their initial values.

He also made it official on Twitter to end the confusion:



CarbonSports.ag posted props on Howard’s potential 2013-14 team back in April, setting Los Angeles as a -300 favorite ahead of other potential suitors.

Lakers -300
Rockets +250
Mavericks +350
Hawks +1000
Nets +1500
Field (Any Other Team) +350

Howard wasn't the only NBA superstar grabbing headlines Friday.

The Golden State Warriors reached an agreement with free-agent guard Andre Iguodala on a four-year deal worth $48 million.

The Warriors were being dealt at 30-1 in NBA futures earlier this week at the LVH SuperBook and are now being shopped at 25-1 at some online markets.

Iguodala averaged 13 points and 5.4 rebounds in 80 games for the Denver Nuggets, who were an awesome 49-32-1 against the spread last season.

The Warriors also shipped Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to the Utah Jazz Friday to free up the cash to sign Iggy.

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