Projections, odds for LeBron’s son


The NBA Playoffs remain in the conference finals in both conferences. It depends on the Indiana Pacers and the Boston Celtics in the East and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks in the West.

For the other 26 franchises and their respective fan bases, the focus is now on the offseason, including the 2024 NBA Draft. Unlike last year, when Victor Wembanyama was a lock for the first overall pick, multiple Prospects are competing for the top pick between now and the June 26-27 draft.

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One of the most intriguing prospects this year is Bronny James. The son of the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, LeBron James, he spent his first season with the USC Trojans. James was hospitalized last summer after cardiac arrest during training and returned to the court five months later. He has since been medically cleared by the NBA’s Fitness to Play panel and participated in the NBA draft combine.

But where will the NBA icon’s son land in the draft? Here’s the latest on his draft status.

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Bronny James NBA Draft Prediction Summary

College Sports Wire: No. 55 for Los Angeles Lakers

Bleacher Report: Not Redacted

ESPN: not selected

Sports news: No. 55 for Los Angeles Lakers

There are only 58 total picks in the 2024 NBA Draft because the Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns each lost a second-round pick.

The consensus is that the 6-foot-1 James will go to the Lakers to join his father or go undrafted. If he is not selected in the draft, James said in an Instagram post that he will maintain his college eligibility and enter the transfer portal.

Bronny James odds in the NBA Draft

With experts predicting two outcomes: Lakers or undrafted, Los Angeles leads DraftKings’ latest NBA Draft odds as the favorite to select him. Here are the top 10 teams by odds:

  • Los Angeles Lakers (+180)
  • Philadelphia 76ers (+1000)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder (+1000)
  • Cleveland Knights (+1000)
  • Utah Jazz (+1200)
  • San Antonio Spurs (+1200)
  • New York Knicks (+1200)
  • Los Angeles Clippers (+1500)
  • Atlanta Falcons (+1600)
  • Miami Heat (+1600)

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How to watch the 2024 NBA Draft

  • Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • When: June 26-27, 2024
  • Cable TV: ESPN; ABC
  • Transmission: ESPN+; fuboTV

How to watch: Watch the 2024 NBA Draft with an ESPN+ subscription

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