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Atlanta Hawks listed with 200-1 odds to claim 2018 NBA Championship

That’s a high number.

Atlanta Hawks v Washington Wizards Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The 2016-2017 NBA season isn’t officially over just yet, as the NBA Finals continue between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. However, it is never too early to look ahead to the 2017-2018 campaign and that means... NBA Championship odds!

The good folks at released their 2018 title odds this week and the Atlanta Hawks did not generate a ton of respect. Mike Budenholzer’s team is listed with 200-1 odds and, perhaps more notably, the Hawks are ahead of only six other teams.

It is very important to note that this does not necessarily indicate that the book believes the Hawks will be the 7th-worst team in the NBA. Moreover, it speaks to a lack of potential investment from handicappers and, if we’re being honest, there isn’t a clear path for Atlanta to become a legitimate title contender for next season.

Are the Sixers, Knicks and Lakers actually more likely to win the title than the Hawks? Probably not. With that said, Philly and Los Angeles have a ton of young talent to go along with top-tier picks in the upcoming 2017 NBA Draft. As for the Knicks, they have arguably the largest fan base in the league and that explains that.

Numbers like this are more for entertainment than anything but, alas, the Hawks aren’t getting a ton of love here. What do you think the numbers should be for Atlanta? Tell us in the comments and the full list can be seen below.

Golden State Warriors 2/3

Cleveland Cavaliers 3/1

Boston Celtics 12/1

San Antonio Spurs 12/1

Houston Rockets 20/1

Los Angeles Clippers 33/1

Toronto Raptors 50/1

Washington Wizards 50/1

Oklahoma City Thunder 66/1

Memphis Grizzlies 75/1

Milwaukee Bucks 75/1

Chicago Bulls 100/1

Dallas Mavericks 100/1

Denver Nuggets 100/1

Indiana Pacers 100/1

Los Angeles Lakers 100/1

Miami Heat 100/1

Minnesota Timberwolves 100/1

New Orleans Pelicans 100/1

New York Knicks 100/1

Philadelphia 76ers 100/1

Portland Trail Blazers 100/1

Utah Jazz 100/1

Atlanta Hawks 200/1

Charlotte Hornets 300/1

Detroit Pistons 300/1

Brooklyn Nets 500/1

Orlando Magic 500/1

Phoenix Suns 500/1

Sacramento Kings 500/1