Can the Boston Celtics Repeat as NBA Champions?

Celtics at Wizards 4/10/18

It’s been less than 24 hours since the Boston Celtics have been crowned NBA champions and we are already ready to talk about next season. Can the Boston Celtics win the championship again in 2025, repeating as the NBA Champions? It seems fairly likely. Let’s look into why in this one.

Right now the betting odds have the Celtics as the favorites to win again in 2025 at +290 odds. The team with the next-highest odds are the Denver Nuggets at +800. There are multiple reasons as to why Boston are such big favorites.

The first reason is that nearly their entire team is under contract for next season. They were clearly the most complete and talented team this year in the East and arguably in the West. Next year they are set to run it back with almost the same exact team. Luke Kornet is the player that played the most for them who is not under contract next season.

A second reason is that they weren’t even fully healthy. For the most part they were but Kristaps Porzingis was great for them this season and he missed most of the playoffs. He showed how great he was on both ends in the finals before getting hurt again.

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Finally, the last reason why Boston are such big favorites to repeat is that the East is not good. After Boston, the next three teams with the best odds to win the championship are all from the West. Boston should have a clear path to the finals again next season.

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