2024 NBA Draft Odds: Which Team Will Draft Bronny James?

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Bronny James warms up during the 2024 NBA Combine on May 15, 2024 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
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Shane Jackson @Sjacksonmgm Jun 20, 2024, 4:39 PM
  • Bronny James is eligible for the 2024 NBA Draft.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are favorites to draft James.

The son of the NBA’s all-time leading scorer will be eligible for the 2024 NBA Draft.

Bronny James, son of LeBron James, will be one of the more exciting prospects in an otherwise lackluster draft class. But which team will take Bronny?

The latest NBA Draft odds at the BetMGM online sportsbook help answer that question.

NBA Draft Odds – Team to Draft Bronny James

TeamOdds
Lakers+140
Suns+600
Timberwolves+800
Mavericks+800
Raptors+800
Knicks+1300
Cavaliers+1500
Jazz+1500
76ers+2000
Thunder+2000

Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers (+2000)

When it comes to Bronny James, suddenly, everyone is a draft expert. People seem to think he has no business being taken in this year’s draft, even though everyone admits it’s an underwhelming class.

That overconfidence is just as true when it comes to which team will draft Bronny.

The Lakers are clear favorites to select Bronny, as most expect them to do so with the 55th pick in this year’s draft.

However, many teams could ruin that plan before then, especially considering that LeBron James doesn’t have to opt in until after the draft. A team could easily draft Bronny with the hopes of luring his father in free agency.

As Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report has reported, the 76ers remain the most logical team to make such a move. They have the cap space to sign James in free agency and the No. 41 pick in the NBA Draft.

Now that the Lakers have struck out on Dan Hurley and hired JJ Reddick as the head coach, LeBron may choose to end his career in a situation that could be more favorable to competing for one last championship. The 76ers have always made the most sense as a marquee franchise looking for one more player to push them through in the Eastern Conference.

It would be a neat way for LeBron to end his career, and perhaps be just the situation Bronny needs to carve out a role as a contributor off the bench.

NBA Draft Betting Splits: Team to Draft Bronny James

TeamOpening OddsCurrent OddsTicket%Handle%
Los Angeles Lakers+140+18022.1%33.0%
Cleveland Cavaliers+1100+100018.3%34.8%
Dallas Mavericks+3000+25006.1%1.0%
San Antonio Spurs+2500+25004.6%2.9%
Charlotte Hornets+6600+66004.6%0.6%
Atlanta Hawks+1600+25003.8%0.5%
Chicago Bulls+2000+22003.8%0.7%
Utah Jazz+5000+10003.8%17.3%
Golden State Warriors+2500+25003.1%0.5%
Detroit Pistons+5000+50003.1%3.8%
Oklahoma City Thunder+1100+13002.3%0.4%
Philadelphia 76ers+1100+13002.3%0.2%
Portland Trail Blazers+5000+50002.3%0.2%
New York Knicks+1100+13001.5%0.1%
Los Angeles Clippers+1600+22001.5%1.5%
Miami Heat+1600+16001.5%0.1%
Orlando Magic+3000+35001.5%0.2%
Boston Celtics+3500+35001.5%0.1%
Houston Rockets+3500+35001.5%0.1%
Minnesota Timberwolves+4000+40001.5%1.7%
Denver Nuggets+5000+50001.5%0.2%
Washington Wizards+5000+50001.5%0.1%
Memphis Grizzlies+2500+25000.8%0.0%
New Orleans Pelicans+3000+30000.8%0.0%
Phoenix Suns+3000+30000.8%0.0%
Milwaukee Bucks+4000+40000.8%0.0%
Sacramento Kings+4000+40000.8%0.0%
Toronto Raptors+4000+40000.8%0.0%
Brooklyn Nets+5000+50000.8%0.0%
Indiana Pacers+5000+50000.8%0.0%

Bronny James College Stats

After suffering a cardiac arrest in the summer, James struggled to find a rhythm during his freshman season at USC. 

James played in 25 games, starting in six. He averaged 4.8 points, 2.1 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in 19.3 minutes per game.

Has a father and son played together in the NBA?

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Shane Jackson

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Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.

Shane Jackson is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM, covering MLB and NBA. After graduating from the University of Kansas, his previous stops include MLB.com, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Bet Chicago Sports, WynnBET, and Sportsbook Review.