John Wall speaking at a press conference for his former team, the Houston Rockets.

After the Los Angeles Clippers agreed to a buyout for Veteran guard John Wall, Vegas oddsmakers cut the franchise’s NBA championship odds from +800 to +600.

The move for the five-time NBA All-Star (2014 to 2018) has given the Clips some solid backcourt depth.

Many believe he’s struggled to refind his form since 2018. Nevertheless, his addition has made the LA team become joint second favorites alongside the Warriors, Celtics, and Bucks.

Get the lowdown on Wall’s potential impact and the latest NBA championship betting odds for all teams.

NBA Championship 2022-23 Info

  • The 2022-23 NBA season is the 77th season of the National Basketball Association League
  • The regular season begins mid October 2022, and ends mid April 2023 before the NBA playoffs
  • NBA betting sites have the Golden State Warriors as the favorites to win the title
  • Vegas oddsmakers have cut the Clippers NBA championship odds from +800 to +600

Wall is Solid

Despite only playing 40 games in the last three seasons, Vegas oddsmakers think John Wall is just what the Clippers strong core needs.

The former Kentucky player has an extremely high motor, is rapid in transition, and will give his new team a scoring boost off the bench. Wall is also a high-level playmaker who can create for others – something the Clippers have been lacking the last few seasons.

Wall is also a high-level playmaker who can create for others – something the Clippers have been lacking the last few seasons.

Despite not having the best time with Houston, in his 40 games in 2020-21, the 31-year-old still put up 20.6 points, 6.9 assists, and 3.2 rebounds a game. Considering he was coming off an Achilles tear, these stats are all the more impressive.

Therefore, his acquisition should greatly help Kawhi Leonard ease back into the team next season.

However, before you get carried away with Wall’s impact on the Clippers, keep in mind that he didn’t play even a single game last season. Still, as the Clips are in dire need of a player like Wall (unlike the Rockets), he will likely play a pivotal role in their campaign.

Is it Time to Bet on the Clips?

Before the acquisition of Wall, the Clips looked like a solid, well-balanced NBA championship team. As a result, many had already tipped them for great things next season.

The superstar duo of Kawhi and Paul George will cause opponents plenty of problems, and Norman Powell has the quality to become a third star. They also have decent shooters, such as Luke Kennard, Nic Batum, Reggie Jackson, and Robert Covington, that will make them deadly when kept outside the arc.

The addition of Wall’s experience has made experts see them as even more serious title contenders.

As Wall’s impact on the team could bear fruit from the get-go, expect Vegas oddsmakers to improve their NBA Championship odds early on. So at +600, this could be the best time to place action on the Clips.

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Ben Perks

Ben is a sports journalist & part-time trader with a passion for finding +EV bets. Ben lives in Madrid, Spain where he enjoys the live poker scene, and sunshine where he covers UFC, MLB, NHL, NBA, as well as tennis betting.