Bronny NBA Draft rumors fueling Suns, Cavaliers speculation

The Lakers are seemingly willing to do anything in their power to keep all-time great forward LeBron James in Hollywood, and DraftKings likes their chances.

According to the latest next team odds, James is -425 to be a Laker going into the 2024-25 season, representing an 80.95 percent chance he re-signs with one of the league’s flagship teams.

Interestingly enough, the Cleveland Cavaliers are +750 to bring James back into the fold as they head into a critical offseason for their franchise where Donovan Mitchell could be traded, and they already fired coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

His replacement has yet to be hired.

However, it might not be possible until July, when James is a free agent, as coaches such as Jason Kidd (Mavericks) and Tyron Lue (Clippers) have already been given massive contract extensions to remain with their current teams.

LeBron James' free agency is going to be very interesting.
LeBron James’ free agency is going to be very interesting. NBAE via Getty Images

LeBron James next team odds

Team Odds
Lakers -425
Cavaliers +750
Suns 10/1
Warriors 14/1
Knicks 20/1
76ers 22/1
Heat 25/1
Mavericks 25/1
Thunder 40/1
Spurs 40/1
DraftKings provides odds, and betting is available in the following states: WV, IN, NH, CO, MI, IL, OR, WY, AZ, LA, ON, KS, MD, ME, and NC.

At the first opening of the odds, the Lakers were +150 to retain James, with the Knicks coming in as the second favorite at +950.

The Knicks have since moved dramatically to 20/1, with the Cavaliers’ odds dropping from 11/1 to +750.

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns opened higher than 22/1 before dropping from 12/1 and are now down to 10/1.

Bronny James is fueling LeBron's free agency movement.
Bronny James is fueling LeBron’s free agency movement. NBAE via Getty Images

Betting on the NBA?

A majority of this speculation is that the Suns are one of two teams that will work out guard Bronny James prior to the 2024 NBA Draft.

Many have hypothesized, with accompanying line movement to back it up, that the Suns are flirting with drafting James’ son Bronny in an attempt to lure the star forward.

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