Approaching the 2024 NBA Draft, this year’s event hasn’t quite drawn the attention as years’ past. Much of that can be due to the fact that there haven’t been any players labeled as “sure-fire” stars. I mean, there still isn’t even necessarily a consensus #1 pick for 2024. 

With that being said, one storyline has somewhat carried the build-up to this year’s event: where will Bronny James get drafted? As the first-born son of debatably the greatest basketball player to ever grace the court, it was only a matter of time before this moment came with Bronny finally playing in college for the USC Trojans last season. 

He now enters the NBA Draft. His numbers don’t really jump off the page, you'd be hard-pressed to find a 2024 NBA Mock Draft with him anywhere near the top and some analysts don’t believe he’s even close to NBA-ready. Still, the latest Bronny James draft projection does indeed have him coming off the board at some point either on Wednesday or Thursday.




Bronny James NBA Draft Prediction: Which Team Will Draft Bronny?

The question still remains – which team will draft Bronny James? It’s been reported that he’s only worked out for two teams in this leadup process, those being the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns. So, it makes sense that these are the two squads in the lead regarding Bronny James draft odds for the team who drafts him. 

But honestly, as just about everyone is saying, it’s hard to envision another team scooping up Bronny. For one, he’s not viewed in the same regard as an NBA prospect compared to some of the other draftees. Is a team (one that doesn’t have his dad on it) really willing to spend draft capital on a guy like that? Let’s say they are. You now have Bronny James on your roster and all the attention that comes with it, both good and bad. 

It just doesn’t make much sense for him to land anywhere other than LA, but still, we’ve done our due diligence as it pertains to Bronny James NBA draft predictions.




Bronny James Draft Odds & Latest Betting Lines Via BetMGM

With the uncertainty surrounding much of this year’s NBA Draft, it can make betting on the event tough. Thankfully, many platforms, including BetMGM Sportsbook, have introduced Bronny James-specific betting markets, which we’ve laid out below:

Team To Draft Bronny James

  • Lakers -160
  • Suns +700
  • Mavericks +900
  • Timberwolves +1100
  • Raptors +1100
  • 76ers +2200

To Be Drafted In The First Round

  • +220

NBA Draft Position

  • Over 54.5 -155
  • Under 54.5 +120

Which Conference Will Draft Bronny James?

  • Western -650
  • Eastern +400

Which Division Will Draft Bronny James?

  • Pacific -175
  • Northwest +600
  • Atlantic +700
  • Southwest +900
  • Central +1100
  • Southeast +1500

Anything at BetMGM that has to do with him being drafted inside the top 10 comes attached with +10000 odds or longer. In other words, they’re longshots. According to the above Bronny James NBA draft odds, he’s expected to be drafted by the Lakers at some point in the latter half of the second round.

Bronny James Pick Prediction: Lakers To Draft Bronny James (-160 at BetMGM)

There’s been a lot of pushback recently on the whole idea of LeBron James wanting to play with his son(s). The thing is, he’s the one that said it. It literally came out of his mouth. This isn’t your typical “media twisting something into something it’s not.” 

He said it, and now that the time has finally come, he seems to be backtracking. But we all know the truth: LeBron wants to play with Bronny and is doing everything in his power to make sure that happens. And typically, what LeBron wants, LeBron gets. There’s a reason he’s so heavily favored to land in LA in the first place. 

The Lakers just hired JJ Redick as their new head coach, so why not really take over the full attention of the NBA world by selecting Bronny in the draft? That’s exactly what they’ll do. All things considered, it seems like this bet should be closer to a -300 or -400, so the fact that we can get it with still some value at -160 is tremendous.




Bronny James Pick Prediction: Draft Position Over 54.5 (-155 at BetMGM)

Well, if we believe Los Angeles will actually draft Bronny, where’s the best spot for them to do so? The Lakers possess the 17th and 55th pick in the 2024 NBA Draft. It would be absolutely shocking to see any team, even LA, spend a first round pick on Bronny. 

So, that leaves their 55th pick, which is exactly where it looks like he’ll end up going. The only thing to keep in mind is that the Lakers could definitely do Laker things and believe another team is preparing to take him. Thus, they trade up into the mid-40s or so to ensure they’re able to draft Bronny, which would be detrimental to this bet specifically.

That still doesn’t feel all that reasonable, at least if you believe what folks around the league outside of the organization have said about him. It seems like the most likely outcome will be Bronny being selected with the Lakers already-owned second round pick at #55.




Best Bet For Where Bronny James Will Ball Out In 2024

The writing is essentially on the wall at this point: Bronny James will be drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2024 NBA Draft. The odds aren’t quite as favorable as they were, say, even a week ago, but there’s still enough value there that they’re both worthy of a bet. 

LeBron will get his long-wanted wish of playing with his son – that is, assuming Bronny can crack the actual roster. Whether you plan on betting on Bronny and the NBA Draft at BetMGM Sportsbook or elsewhere, lock in him landing with the Lakers and being selected at some point after the 50th pick.