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Sportsbook: Suns ranked inside top-10 for best NBA championship odds

General view of action between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 28, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

There’s still a month away until the opening tip of the 2020-21 NBA season, but oddsmakers in Las Vegas appear to be warming up to the Phoenix Suns’ championship potential in the year to come.

The Suns find themselves in a tie for the seventh-best championship odds, according to Jeff Sherman of Superbook Sports, coming in at 25/1.

The Suns are tied with the Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers, ranking just below the three-way tie of Boston, Miami and Denver.

The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers have the best chance of winning the NBA Finals this year at 3/1 odds, while the crosstown Clippers join Milwaukee and Brooklyn as having the next-best odds at 5/1.

Making the postseason alone would likely be cause for celebration among Suns fans, as Phoenix last made the NBA playoffs during the 2009-10 campaign.

The Suns are riding high, though, thanks to their 8-0 run inside the NBA’s bubble in August in addition to the team’s trade for 10-time All-Star guard Chris Paul.

For now, Suns fans will have to make do with lofty expectations until the league tips off the new season on Dec. 22.

NBA Playoff Odds:

Los Angeles Lakers: 3/1
Los Angeles Clippers: 5/1
Milwaukee Bucks: 5/1
Brooklyn Nets: 5/1
Boston Celtics: 16/1
Miami Heat:16/1
Denver Nuggets: 16/1
Philadephia 76ers: 25/1
Dallas Mavericks: 25/1
Phoenix Suns: 25/1
Toronto Raptors: 30/1
Portland Trail Blazers: 30/1
Utah Jazz: 40/1
Houston Rockets: 50/1
New Orleans Pelicans: 60/1
Golden State Warriors: 100/1
Indiana Pacers: 150/1
Memphis Grizzlies: 150/1
Washington Wizards: 150/1
Atlanta Heat: 150/1
Oklahoma City Thunder: 200/1
Chicago Bulls: 200/1
Orlando Magic: 200/1
Minnesota Timberwolves: 200/1
San Antonio Spurs: 300/1
Sacramento Kings: 300/1
New York Knicks: 300/1
Detroit Pistons: 500/1
Cleveland Cavaliers: 500/1
Charlotte Hornets: 500/1

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