Pocket money: the salary that awaits Brony Lakers

Brony James in the NBA. LeBron’s eldest son was selected tonight (between Thursday and Friday) by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 55th place of the 2024 draft and after years of anticipation – he will fulfill the shared dream with his father and become with him the first father and son duo in the history of the league to share the same floor.

First of all, it should be clarified – the collaboration cannot be officially announced because LeBron has not yet exercised his player option for next season/extended his contract and Bruni’s contract is not guaranteed, because he was selected in the second round. In any case – you can be sure that everything will work out and next season we will see the two make history in Los Angeles.

Here, naturally, the biggest question of all arises – how much is Brony James expected to earn? The contract has yet to be officially announced, but the player selected with the 55th pick two years ago received $5 million over three years (two years with a club option), starting at $1.03 million.

A player who signs a two-way contract, like Isaiah Wong who was selected last year, received 560 thousand dollars. The amounts are not expected to increase significantly given the small increase in the salary cap at the moment.

According to many NBA commentators, the most ideal contract for Bruni is a two-way contract. The reason: it will allow him both to play with his father who will celebrate 40 in December and to continue to improve in the G League. Players under this contract are allowed to play up to 50 NBA games per season, while the rest of the time they spend on the club’s development team. The 19-year-old guard did impress quite a few people at the draft combine, but there is still doubt about his level of readiness for the majors.

Even when he signs on to JJ Reddick’s roster, whether he gets a permanent contract or not, Bruni isn’t expected to get many minutes. Besides LeBron who can play as a center, the Lakers have a bunch of guards, including DeAngelo Russell, Austin Reeves, Gabe Vincent, Jaylen Hood-Schipino and the rookie who was selected at number 17 and is considered a potential steal – Dalton Connect (plays 2-3 positions). Also, at this point it is still unknown whether Cam Raddish, Spencer Dinwiddie and Max Christie will stay.

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