5 76ers hot takes that could become reality this summer

These 76ers hot takes could become true this offseason.

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3. 76ers draft Bronny James

The hype exceeds the production for the 6’4 guard out of USC. He is just eight months removed from suffering cardiac arrest. The oldest son of LeBron James was once viewed as a potential first-round draft pick in 2024, but his stock has slipped after 23 games with the underperforming Trojans. He may stay in college for a second season, but drafting James is still interesting for NBA teams.

There is no questioning the genetics. LeBron is arguably the greatest player in league history. His son has displayed some playmaking and defensive chops to intrigue scouts. James has struggled to make shots, but the 19-year-old is adjusting to a new level on the fly after months of not playing because of a heart issue.

Bronny was ranked 17th in his high school class, and the 2024 NBA Draft is filled with uncertainty. James could go down as a steal as a late first-round pick if he becomes a consistent role player for a decade-plus. The potential is there, and drafting Bronny could mean more than getting the talented teenager.

Drafting Bronny James could be the first domino in a series of events that helps the Philadelphia 76ers land LeBron in free agency.