NBA News: July 9th

BRONNY JAMES JOINS THE LAKERS: BETTING ON THE ROOKIE’S IMPACT

Bronny James, the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, has been drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers as the 55th pick in the 2024 NBA Draft. Despite being a late second-round pick, Bronny is signing a multi-year, guaranteed contract with the Lakers. This is unusual for a player picked so late, but his agent, Rich Paul, made sure Bronny wouldn’t sign a two-way contract, which is typically for players who split time between the G League and the NBA.

While Bronny will earn more than those on two-way contracts, he will likely spend time in the G League to develop his skills. When he does play for the Lakers, he will mostly come off the bench, but he will get some playing time. One exciting moment to look forward to is when Bronny and his father, LeBron, share the court, becoming the first father-son duo to do so in NBA history.

 

nba players Lebron James and Bronny James

 

For those interested in betting on Bronny’s performance, there are several markets to consider:

THREE-POINTERS MADE:

For Bronny to make at least three 3-pointers in any regular-season game, the odds are +140. This means there is a 41% implied probability. During his college career, Bronny never made three triples in a game, shooting just 26% from beyond the arc.

 

SCORING 20 OR 30 POINTS IN A GAME:

The odds for Bronny to score at least 20 points in any game are +800 (11% implied probability), and for 30 points, they are +4000 (2% implied probability). In college, Bronny never reached 20 points, with his highest score being 15.

 

Bronny James upsetAVERAGE POINTS PER GAME:

The odds for Bronny to average 10 points per game this season are +600 (14% implied probability). He must play at least 10 games to qualify for this bet.

 

FIRST NBA BASKET METHOD:

Bettors can also wager on how Bronny will score his first NBA points. The odds are:

2-pointer: -175

3-pointer: +250

Free throw: +450

 

Bronny has the longest odds to win Rookie of the Year at +25000, but there is still betting interest due to his famous father. Even though he had the longest odds to go first overall in the draft, he was the most bet player.

As the season approaches, the excitement and betting interest around Bronny will only grow. He may not be a top scorer right away, but there will be moments when he shines, especially on nights when the Lakers rest their starters or face injuries. So, keep an eye on Bronny James as he begins his NBA journey, and consider these betting opportunities to add some extra excitement to the season.

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