Three Key Scenarios for LeBron James' Future in the NBA with Bronny

Three Key Scenarios for LeBron James' Future in the NBA with Bronny image

📖 Published on: June 13th, 2024

✍️ Updated: June 17th, 2024

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Like it or not, there is no other scenario that Bronny James will enter the NBA without his father LeBron James being directly involved or at least included in the plans at the very least. This is why there big expectations as to how Bronny will eventually find his way in the league especially at a time where his father is also mulling his options in the game now more than ever.

Why Teams Are Considering to Draft Bronny in the 2024 NBA Draft?

In case you aren’t updated in the latest mix about Bronny’s future, it is easy to miss the fact that many teams are actually considering to draft him with the hopes of also luring his father to sign with them to give him a chance to play with his son. It can be remembered that James has considered the possibility of playing with his own son if given a chance – repeating that very possibility more than once in interviews.

LeBron is seriously considering playing with his son image

James has also hinted at the possibility of retiring in the next few years, which stresses his point further in playing with his son. This is why many teams are clearly considering to use at least one of their draft picks to bring in Bronny James now more than ever, and that says a lot about how his future in the NBA will be dictated by a team’s certain desire to come up with a star like LeBron James in their roster – and a possible great prospect should Bronny turn out to be like his father.

Bronny has long been hyped to join his father in the NBA image

This is a first time that a father-son duo is about to be cooked up in the game, and the first time that a rookie’s future is about to be decided based on a star’s desire to play with him at the very least. This is truly a different story that is cooking up in the NBA. This says a lot about the demand for LeBron’s talent, and how it is expected to see Bronny’s career to be intertwined with his father’s legacy in the NBA.

What to Expect in the 2024 NBA Draft When it Comes to Bronny’s Future?

It is a no-brainer that almost every team’s general manager has considered to bring in Bronny thanks to the package that he comes up with in LeBron James, who is arguably the greatest player of all-time and a veteran player with intense production level at the age of 39. So what should fans and critics expect in the 2024 NBA Draft should some interested teams come into the clock and select their pick?

LeBron Stays with LA, Lakers Draft Bronny at #55

Lakers may draft Bronny to keep LeBron image

This is the most obvious expected outcome of the NBA Draft should no other team take Bronny early. The Lakers are keen to run it up one last time with LeBron James and Anthony Davis after suffering yet a first-round exit at the hands of the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers have the 17th overall pick in the NBA Draft, but based on the projections, Bronny may fall off to the 55th pick, where the Lakers have another second-rounder. This allows a promising win for the Lakers as it means they can take on Bronny and add a fine talent in the 17th pick at the same time.

The biggest win is that they get to keep LeBron. James is entering this offseason with a $51.4 million player option with the Lakers that he can choose to accept or decline by June 29. It is highly possible that James will decline this should the Lakers fail to draft Bronny, so it would be a gamble of sorts for the Lakers to prioritize bringing in Bronny with the 17th pick or the 55th pick.

Bronny Gets Drafted by Philadelphia, LeBron Signs with Sixers

There are rumors that the Philadelphia 76ers are interested in signing LeBron James for the next season. The Sixers have a promising cap space considering that they have clearly narrowed it down to just Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey, with Tobias Harris expected to consider a different path after a disappointing finish to the 2024 Playoffs. Adding James will require some workarounds in the cap space to create a promising squad that will help them win in the succeeding campaign.

The Sixers are expected to be in the LeBron sweepstakes image

It is worth noting that the Sixers only have the 16th overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft, with their second-rounder being forfeited due to tampering violation. This means that drafting Bronny will be a massive gamble for the team compared to the Lakers’ as they have no fallbacks to consider here. Of course, drafting Bronny doesn’t automatically guarantee that LeBron James will be bringing his talents to Philadelphia.

Atlanta Gambles the 1st Pick for Bronny, Signs LeBron in Free Agency

The Atlanta Hawks with the first pick can steal Bronny right away image

While there are many draft speculations from experts that Bronny will be going undrafted to being a late second-rounder, it cannot be denied that there is a high possibility of the Atlanta Hawks coming up with a move to bring in Bronny James with the first overall pick. It is easy to say that this is a move that no one would even consider given how talented the upcoming draft class, but when you have a chance to bring in LeBron James for at least a season or two, one can say that it is worth the risk.

Hear me out. Atlanta is already a balanced team that does not actually need a young player or any other upgrade in each position. This is why bringing in a promising player in LeBron James and even using Bronny James as a bargaining chip will actually turn out well for the Atlanta Hawks given how poorly they have played in the 2023-24 season and missing the playoffs hardly by a win, which says a lot about their need for experience – something that LeBron could bring to the table.

Where Will Bronny and LeBron Play for the 2024-25 Season?

Believe it or not, the future of both LeBron James and Bronny James will be tied together for years to come – at least until LeBron decides to retire and call it a career. But for this moment being, it seems that the NBA Draft will decide whether or not LeBron stays with the Lakers or we will see him in a different uniform for one last time in his career.

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