Could the Dallas Mavericks draft Bronny James and sign LeBron James from the Lakers in free agency?

While the Dallas Mavericks are currently 2-2 in a second-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, their focus is solely on the court and advancing to the Western Conference Finals right now. Both teams have divided the two games on their home court, and the series will go to a minimum of six games.

Still, the offseason looms large and the Mavericks will surely make moves to seal their title as contenders heading into next season. They have the mold of a championship-contending team; Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving play well next to each other, and head coach Jason Kidd helps keep things running smoothly as a former point guard.

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They could also try to add LeBron James in free agency. According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, the Mavericks could consider selecting his son, Bronny James, in the 2024 NBA Draft to give them an advantage when it comes to signing LeBron in free agency, as he could opt out of the final season of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent.

Having Bronny on the roster is a big selling point for LeBron. They also have Irving on the roster, a former teammate of LeBron’s who won the championship while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. As his career comes to a close, he will be able to rejoin the superstar point guard while playing with his son, should the Mavericks draft Bronny.

LeBron has openly expressed his desire to play with his son. There have also been many rumors about a reunion with Irving. Dallas is a huge market and the Mavericks have some key selling points to try to bring LeBron to town, which would likely make them favorites to win the NBA title next season. They would have to clear some cap space this offseason, which they would probably be happy to do in order to sign the league’s all-time leading scorer.

However, this would also have to be Bronny’s wish. He has so far performed well at the NBA Combine, with a vertical jump of over 40 inches and an impressive performance in 3-point shooting drills. There are a lot of moving parts, but there’s certainly potential here.

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