Nothing's certain in today's NBA. Earlier this week, it felt like a stone-cold lock that Phil Jackson would return to coach the Los Angeles Lakers, but in a shocking turn of events, it was Mike D'Antoni who assumed the Lakers' sideline seat.
For the dozens of news outlets already speculating on how Jackson was going to reinvigorate the Lakers, the D'Antoni hiring was a real lesson on the danger of a rush to judgment.
Since we've been so recently reminded that it's nearly impossible to be certain about the ever-changing face of the NBA, it might be best to leave the guessing to the experts. And no, we don't mean the pundits who jumped the gun on the Jackson situation, or the talking heads on TV who are already crowning the Knicks as Eastern Conference champions.
We're talking about the oddsmakers.
While we can't consult the sharps in Vegas about burning questions in the NBA—they don't have odds on stuff like that—we can use the same way of thinking to make calculated guesses about the hottest topics in the league.
Here are some Vegas-style odds on the NBA's hottest burning questions.
Stats accurate through games played Nov. 15