NBA Draft: Why Pacers should see Bronny James as “Lonzo Ball 2.0”

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There are many reasons the Pacers should probably avoid Bronny in 2024

However, just because one can do something, doesn’t mean that one should do something. And just because Bronny will be on the table, it may not be wise for the Pacers to even give him two looks as a prospect.

The biggest reason why the Pacers should pass is that he doesn’t play a position of need. As a combo guard, he plays a position where the Pacers are already stacked with talent from Haliburton, Hield, Mathurin, Nembhard, and Duarte. It would be difficult to find meaningful minutes for the young player if he were to come to Indy.

Additionally, his draft stock is likely a bit overhyped given who his father is. I have no doubts that Bronny can become a successful NBA player. But there is the chance that the only reason that he currently is projected as high as he is, is because his father is one of the best basketball players of all time. Without this, it may be likely that he would fall in mock drafts much lower than his current position.

So what is the verdict on the case of Bronny James in the 2024 NBA draft?