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