Mavericks’ Quick Turnaround Post-NBA Finals

Mavericks' Quick Turnaround Post-NBA Finals
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After their NBA Finals defeat, the Dallas Mavericks quickly shift their attention to the NBA Draft. Reports have connected the Mavericks to Bronny James, the 58th pick in the draft.

Clarification on LeBron and Bronny Rumors

During an interview with ESPN, Paul, the agent for LeBron and Bronny, discussed recent rumors. He made it clear that LeBron is not pressuring a team to choose Bronny in the draft. Paul mentioned that LeBron is not in favor of the idea of playing with Bronny. If he chooses to do so, then he will do it. However, if he fails to do so, then he simply does not do it. If the Lakers draft Bronny at 55, it’s not certain that LeBron will sign a new contract. If that happened, I would make them accept him when he was 17 years old. We have no use for leverage.

LeBron and the Suns Rumor Squashed

Rumors were going around that LeBron might consider signing a veteran’s minimum deal to join the Phoenix Suns following Bronny’s training session with the team. Paul rejected this idea, stating, “LeBron won’t be going to Phoenix for a small payment either. “We can settle that quickly now.”

Potential Landing Spots for Bronny

Paul named the Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Toronto Raptors as three teams interested in Bronny. He stressed the strong bond between Mavericks GM Nico Harrison and Bronny, describing Harrison as a father figure to him. Paul also pointed out that teams could choose to select Bronny even without him doing a workout. Other teams also have a fondness for Bronny. Some examples include Minnesota, Dallas, and Toronto. Paul clarified that if the Lakers don’t succeed, another team will take their place. Minnesota is eager to have Bronny join, but it’s unclear who will be their owner. Nico Harrison, the GM of the Mavs, is considered as a parental figure to Bronny. If the Lakers pass on him at 55, Dallas will select him at 58 and offer him a secured contract. Masai has a strong affection for him. They were able to apprehend him at 31 without needing to visually confirm his presence. These teams don’t rely solely on workouts.

Bronny’s College Performance and Health

Bronny participated in 25 games for USC, with an average of 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 19.4 minutes per game. The heart surgery he underwent before the season had an impact on his performance, making it difficult to accurately evaluate his potential. Teams want to have him for workouts, but Klutch Sports Group, which represents Bronny, usually only arranges workouts with teams they believe are good landing spots.


The Mavericks’ draft choices will be closely monitored due to their interest in Bronny James, Although it is uncertain if LeBron will be involved in Bronny’s future, the young player has attracted interest from multiple teams, which could influence the NBA finals results of the draft.

Maya Rodriguez
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