Bronny James can declare for the NBA Draft as soon as the 2024 season. He is now projected as the 20th overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft, but not because of his father. Over the past few years, James Jr. has made a name for himself despite his father’s stature. An NBA scout recently told HoopsHype about this very position that Bronny has put himself in.
“I think Bronny will go in the draft because of who he is, and some team will really think LeBron will come if they draft him,” the NBA scout said. “If the Lakers get a pick, they won’t pass on him… He’s better than some guys who may get picked ahead of him. He’s solid, not spectacular. He knows how to play. He can handle the ball well enough. If you leave him alone, he’ll drill a three,” he added. He further drew comparisons to former Minnesota Timberwolves guard, Austin Rivers. “He reminds me of Austin Rivers as a player, and he has stayed in the league for over a decade,” the scout said.