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ESPN seems to know something, the surprising projection on Bronny James future

One of the biggest stories to follow for the 2024 NBA Draft has been about LeBron James' son Bronny and his potential future in the league

By James Brown

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A lot has been speculated about the future of Bronny James, the son of the LA Lakers superstar LeBron James as the superstar has often said he wants to play in the same team in the NBA alongside him.

But after suffering a cardiac arrest, Bronny missed a lot of the NCAA season with USC and hasn't been able to develop like everyone wanted, making many in the NBA media wonder if the younger James should enter the 2024 NBA Draft or wait one more year.

At the All-Star presser, LeBron said that is up to his son and he won't be part of the decision on whether his son should wait or enter this year's upcoming NBA Draft. Well, it seems that Bronny will be waiting at least until 2025 after all.

The son of the Los Angeles Lakers star is no longer listed in ESPN’s 2024 mock draft, and the network has moved the 19-year-old into its mock draft for 2025 instead. Bronny is averaging 5.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per outing across slightly more than 20 minutes per game in his 19 appearances for USC, which has a record of 11-16.

Bronny James moving to the 2025 NBA Draft would not guarantee to improve his draft stock

Even in its 2025 mock draft, ESPN does not have the younger James tabbed as a first-round pick, slotting him in the second round at No. 39 overall. So, even if he chooses to play another year of college ball to work on his game, there is no guarantee it will markedly improve his draft stock.

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