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Lakers consider 3-Year LeBron extension, eye Bronny in draft

Published April 30, 2024 at 11:10

LeBron James has left an indelible mark on Los Angeles, and Lakers owner Jeanie Buss is keen to ensure his legacy continues to thrive in the City of Angels. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Sam Amick, and Jovan Buha, Buss and the Lakers are eager for LeBron to remain with the team for the upcoming seasons.

Despite their recent playoff exit at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, the Lakers are optimistic about LeBron's potential return. Sources suggest that the 39-year-old NBA star is considering playing for up to two more seasons, with the Lakers willing to explore any contract arrangement that might entice him to stay, including a lucrative three-year, $164 million extension.

However, LeBron is expected to assess the team's offseason moves and player acquisitions before making a decision. His player-option deadline falls between the NBA Draft on June 26 and the opening of free agency on June 30.

In 2023, LeBron expressed his desire to play alongside or against Bronny. Bronny, 19, entered the 2024 NBA Draft after a year at USC, considering his options after recovering from cardiac arrest. He's now in the transfer portal, eyeing NBA workouts and teams' feedback before deciding.

During his six-year tenure with the Lakers, LeBron has been a prolific scorer, averaging 27.1 points per game in the regular season and contributing significantly to the team's success, including an NBA title win in 2020.

Despite the team's recent playoff disappointments, Lakers officials recognize LeBron's continued impact and view him as part of the solution, rather than the problem, in their pursuit of championship glory.

Source RealGM : Lakers 'Very Open' To Adding Bronny James Next Season
Source The Athletic : Lakers open to 3-year extension for LeBron James, drafting Bronny: Sources
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