ESPN has interesting NBA comparisons for 2024 Draft prospect Bronny James

NBA Draft prospect Bronny James (The Columbus Dispatch)Syndication The Columbus Dispatch
NBA Draft prospect Bronny James (The Columbus Dispatch)Syndication The Columbus Dispatch /

ESPN has some interesting NBA player comparisons for 2024 NBA Draft prospect Bronny James. 

We have not yet gone through the 2023 NBA Draft and we don’t know where draft gems Victor Wembanyama or Scott Henderson are going to land, but there is already much intrigue surrounding the 2024 NBA Draft. And one of the biggest reasons why is Bronny James, the son of LeBron James.

The expectation is that he is going to make the move to the NBA after a stint in college (or perhaps even in the G League). But LeBron has made it clear that his goal is to play with his son in the NBA and I don’t know about you, but I believe that the most powerful man in the NBA is going to figure out how to get it done.

And the first step is Bronny actually making the leap into the NBA. And the expectation is that will take place in the 2024 NBA Draft.

ESPN’s Jonathan Givony released an early 2024 NBA Mock Draft and one of the most interesting aspects of it revolved around the player comparisons made for one Bronny James. It’s still early, but Bronny has drawn player comparisons to De’Anthony Melton, Marcus Smart, and/or potentially Jrue Holiday.

Bronny James is still developing as an NBA Draft prospect

At least for me, I don’t have a huge issue with the player comparisons made by ESPN. Bronny is still in high school and you’d have to imagine that he is still going to grow as a player in college and that he has plenty of room to develop.

And it wouldn’t be outrageous for Bronny to develop into an impactful player that is one tier below the stars of the league. Maybe it’s a bit too early to be giving Bronny these types of comparisons, but we have to remember that this is likely measured to expected development too. Not that Bronny is at that level right now.

What I found most interesting is the fact that he was mocked in the top 10 of the 2024 NBA Draft.

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Because of his name and his lineage, everything that is reported on and done by Bronny is going to be criticized. Is it unfair, sure? But it’s the unfortunate territory that comes with being LeBron James’ son. The next couple of years will be interesting to follow as Bronny (likely) makes his move to the collegiate ranks and then (hopefully) the NBA.