|BetWWTS.com has released odds on the future of US basketball star Shaquille O’Neal. The leading player with the LA Lakers announced that he would like to move from the Hollywood team in a trade with another team, so BetWWTS.com is inviting online punters to take a gamble on where the star will end up.|
The favourite listed by the site is for O’Neal to stay at the Lakers, with odds being offered of 5/2. Following this the possibilities listed are: the Dalla Mavericks at 3/1, Orlando at 5/1, Memphis Grizzlies at 7/2, Indiana Pacers at 15/2 and Portland Trailblazers at 9/1. Despite their status within the league, New York team the Knicks are only offered as a long shot at 25/1.
CEO of BetWWTS.com Simon Noble commented, 'Although Shaq wants to be traded from Los Angeles, the ability of another franchise to assemble a deal bringing comparable value back to the Lakers eliminates a number of teams from contention. The early rumors have Mark Cuban willing to do almost anything to bring O'Neal to Dallas including trading perennial All-Star Dirk Nowitzk and Antoine Walker to LA. With Orlando reportedly close to moving T-Mac to Houston for Steve Francis in another blockbuster, there is still a chance that Shaq could make a return to the Magic.'