New Update On Lakers Possibly Drafting Bronny James

Bronny James declared for the 2024 NBA Draft and the Los Angeles Lakers may consider drafting him. This is the most recent draft scenario discussed by NBA analysts.

He reminded fans about the trade LA pulled out to get Anthony Davis in 2019. The Lakers front office traded three first-rounders to get the big man. They offered an unprotected an unprotected 2024 first-round pick which creates a perfect opportunity for LeBron James’ oldest son.

How is this related to Bronny? The Pelicans may not use the unprotected pick they got in the AD trade, meaning the Lakers can use it to get Bronny. Kevin O’Connor from The Ringer believes that the Lakers front office will throw this pick in a trade offer for another team.

“People around the league expect that the Pelicans will give the Lakers their pick this year and take the 2025 pick,” O’Connor wrote on April 10. “If that’s the case, it’s hard to fathom that Los Angeles would use the pick on Bronny. Rob Pelinka is far more likely to use it to chase Trae Young or another star in a trade.”

Fun fact? The Lakers can still get Bronny even if they trade the first-round pick. They can make a move and get Bronny late in the second round. Will Bronny be available by the time they get to make a pick?

Lakers may consider drafting Bronny or getting him as a free agent

O’Connor has another theory. The Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks or any other team can grab Bronny to get LeBron on their team. LeBron wants to play with his son and this seems like a realistic scenario.

Chris Paul has a really big prediction for the upcoming NBA season. He definitely sees Bronny on the Lakers roster.

“One of two things could happen. [Bronny] could either get drafted or picked up as a free agent by the Lakers,” Pierce said on the April 5 episode of Undisputed on FS1. “As a free agent or through the draft, he’s going to be on the Lakers.”

Bronny has an opportunity to learn from the best. Draymond Green claims that Bronny has enough potential to be an elite 3-and-D guard in the league.

“At worst, Bronny is an NBA-level defender that can knock a shot down,” Green said on “The Draymond Green Show” on April 10. “A 3-and-D guy — we got those all over the NBA. He can pressure the ball… he can be a backup point guard that can pick up full-court and put pressure on another team’s lead guard.”