Bronny James Reportedly Had ‘Strong Workout’ With Suns

According to NBA reporter Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic, Bronny James had a “strong workout” with the Phoenix Suns

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The Suns have the 22nd overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft.

“James reportedly looked to work out for the Los Angeles Lakers and Suns after passing on workouts from several teams,” Rankin wrote. “The son of LeBron James had a strong workout for the Suns, who put the players through a variety of drills with a focus on shooting, sources said.”

Bronny averaged 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks for USC this season while shooting 36.6% from the field, 26.7% from beyond the arc and 67.6% from the free-throw line. 

Bronny played well in the second scrimmage in Chicago at the NBA Draft Combine. He finished with 13 points in 23 minutes while shooting 4-of-10 from beyond the arc.

LeBron James’ son crushed the 3-point star shooting drill, going 19/25 from deep. 

“My job is just to play a role and play the right way, make sure I get my teammates involved and stuff like that,” Bronny said at the NBA Draft Combine. “But again, I was just super grateful for the opportunity to be out there. I felt like I should be out there.”

LeBron said on his podcast with JJ Redick that he’s “super proud” of how Bronny has handled “scrutiny” at such a young age. 

Bronny is 19 years old. 

“I wouldn’t be able to handle the scrutiny and all the things that he got going on at his age, at his level, with social media,” LeBron said. “Like I didn’t have social media to deal with when I came in at 18. I did have a lot of scrutiny. I did have a lot of things that was put on my shoulders, but I didn’t have every single day, around-the-clock news coverage, sports shows, things talking about this particular person every single day.

“Or you go online or on social media and X and Instagram and everyone can comment, every single day, about whatever they wanna say. I didn’t have to deal with that. And to see him handle it with such class and just like self-awareness and just staying even-keeled is just a remarkable thing man. And super proud of him.”

The Suns fired Frank Vogel after one season and hired Mike Budenholzer. The franchise enters the offseason with $209 million in salary, the biggest payroll of any NBA team, and faces a projected luxury tax penalty of $116 million.

Phoenix won 49 games this season but was swept by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the postseason. 

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