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LeBron James next team odds: Suns in play for LeBron, Bronny
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LeBron James next team odds: Suns in play for LeBron, Bronny

Updated May. 29, 2024 12:21 p.m. ET

The Lakers' superstar isn't out the door, but he is on the (odds) board.

LeBron James has a player option this offseason, meaning it's up to him whether he chooses to pick up his option with the Lakers, opt out and re-sign with L.A. or opt out and enter free agency.

And just last week, James' agent Rich Paul had this to say to Bleacher Report's Chris B. Haynes:

"I don't know what [LeBron is] gonna do. We're gonna do what we do every year. We're gonna evaluate the situation and we're gonna make the best decision."


So where will "The King" take his talents next season? 

Let's check out the odds at DraftKings Sportsbook as of May 29.

Los Angeles Lakers: -450 (bet $10 to win $12.22 total)
Cleveland Cavaliers: +700 (bet $10 to win $80 total)
Golden State Warriors: +1200 (bet $10 to win $130 total)
Phoenix Suns: +1600 (bet $10 to win $170 total)
Philadelphia 76ers: +2000 (bet $10 to win $210 total)
Miami Heat: +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
New York Knicks: +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Dallas Mavericks: +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)

James is no stranger to movement. 

He spent the first seven years of his career in Cleveland before famously taking his talents to South Beach and joining the Heat for four seasons, before returning to Cleveland for four more years. 

James then joined the Lakers in 2018, and has since spent the past six years in Tinseltown.  

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While the Lakers are heavy favorites to retain James, they are also favored to select his son Bronny in the 2024 NBA Draft. 

At DraftKings, L.A. is the current favorite to draft LeBron's namesake at +180.

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However, in another twist, it was revealed this week by The Athletic's Shams Charania that Bronny plans to work out for only a few teams, including the Lakers and Suns — and potentially, just those two.

With that, the Suns' odds of signing James moved drastically overnight, from +3000 on Tuesday to +1600 on Wednesday morning.  

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