With some of the bigger names in the free agency market starting to commit, we thought we would take a “way too early” look at the contenders for winning the NBA Championship next year. The online sportsbooks currently have the Cleveland Cavaliers as an overwhelming +275 favorite, however, that number is skewed as the Cavs are being treated as a lock to come out of the Eastern Conference.

Cleveland resigned Kevin Love to a long term contract, are expected to sign Tristan Thompson to a long term contract as well, and there is “decision” this offseason as to whether or not LeBron will be back in his hometown. With the lack of talent in the East, Cleveland is a heavy -200 choice to represent the East in the NBA Finals once again.

Out in the Western Conference, there is no clear cut choice. Golden State looks strong again and is the favorite to win the Conference Title, getting a +280 return to win the conference and a 5:1 payout if they repeat as NBA Champions.