Everything Points to a Possible LeBron James and Bronny James Union at the Phoenix Suns

SUMMARY

  • The Phoenix Suns are preparing to hold a workout with Bronny James ahead of the 2024 NBA Draft.
  • The Suns could lure LeBron James to the valley if they drafted Bronny this year.

Multiple reports have claimed that the Phoenix Suns have shown great interest in acquiring Bronny James in the 2024 NBA Draft. Technically, he is a lot of what the Suns need to add to their roster to get some depth. He’s a great defender, can shoot 3s consistently, and has some playmaking ability. While people have only criticized his credibility having only played half a season in college, there is a lot of potential in his game that can be revealed over time.

However, getting the 19-year-old may actually be an attempt to lure LeBron James to Arizona. One of the biggest dreams of the Los Angeles Lakers is to play together with Bronny, his eldest son before he retires. And given his history with General Manager James Jones, and his desperation to play for a title contender, joining Phoenix would be a perfect scenario. But there are some downsides should it ever happen.

The presence of LeBron James in Phoenix Suns will slow down the growth of Devin Booker

The Phoenix Suns already have three superstars Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal. The organization has already expressed that they have no plans to break up the Big 3. However, bringing in the 4x NBA Champion could be a problem for Devin Booker. The 27-year-old is still more or less the leader of the Suns group right now. Over the years, he has proven that he wants to be a franchise type of player, a bit like James already is to Cleveland or Miami.

Bringing in a fourth star like James would inevitably bring the Suns their first championship ever. But it will stunt Booker’s growth and remove him from the spotlight and away from where he deserves to be. Booker also has the potential to break out as an all-time great. But winning a title under James would put him in a situation similar to what Durant had to face after winning two titles in the Bay Area with Stephen Curry. Additionally, this issue would get worse in Durant’s case as well.

The Suns acquiring LeBron James has some advantages

Getting LeBron James would be a cheat code to bring the Suns a title. The 39-year-old is still performing like he is in his prime averaging 25.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Not only will he be a huge boost offensively, but he will also make himself available as a lead facilitator. James knows how to play from positions one through five and he will produce consistent numbers.

What the Suns require is an advanced paint guard. James is very capable of dishing out between 8 to 10 assists per game, just like Chris Paul did when the Suns made the NBA Finals in 2021. Phoenix struggled with the Big 3 trying to create their own shots during the first round series against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Unfortunately, there are defensively heavy teams that can stop the Suns easily, and a point guard would fix a lot of their problems.

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