Currently, NBA teams are in the process of scouting out the talent for the upcoming 2024 NBA Draft, which is set to take place in late June following the conclusion of the NBA Finals, whose participants are currently being decided in the ongoing conference finals. This year's NBA Draft class is not exactly billed as one of the greatest of all time, as many NBA fans have compared it to the 2013 class in that there is no clear consensus number one overall pick this year, with at least five or six names having a chance to go to that slot.

Arguably the most talked about name in this year's draft class is none other than former USC basketball star Bronny James, son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James. The younger James is currently participating in the NBA draft combine in the hopes of impressing scouts and skyrocketing his name up draft boards, but the general consensus is that James is likely a second round talent who a team would draft in the hopes of helping model into a solid NBA player over the coming years.

Still, the high profile nature of Bronny James' name is motivating some fans to put their money on him going much, much higher than that if the latest reports are any indication.

“Bronny James (200-1) has the MOST BETS (22.5%) to go No. 1 overall in the 2024 NBA draft at @BetMGM sportsbooks. He represents the book's biggest liability to go No. 1 overall His odds remain at 200-1 Alexandre Sarr (-300 favorite) has 81.4% of the total handle,” reported Ben Fawkes on his account on X, the social media platform formerly referred to as Twitter.

The Atlanta Hawks hold the number one pick in this year's draft after winning the draft lottery last week, and could make a multitude of moves depending on what direction they choose for the future of their franchise as it pertains to their flawed but talented backcourt of Trae Young and Dejounte Murray.

An interesting decision

Bronny James participates in the 2024 NBA Draft Combine at Wintrust Arena
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Bronny James of course brings a boatload of attention along with him due to circumstances outside of his control, primarily due to his father LeBron, who has hinted in the past that he would be interested in following Bronny to whichever team drafts him in the hopes of playing alongside his son. However, both James' have since walked back that claim.

As for Bronny, it seems that his goals align with most others participating in the combine.

“My dream has always just been to put my name out, make a name for myself, and of course get to the NBA, which is everyone's angle in here,” James said, per Jamal Collier of ESPN. “I never thought about just playing with my dad, but of course, he's brought it up a couple times.”

Most analysts have projected the best case version of Bronny James to fall into the Davion Mitchell archetype of smaller guard defensive pests who can occasionally put the ball on the floor while shutting down the other team's guard.

In any case, the draft is now just over four weeks away.