5 Reasons the Mavericks must stay away from drafting Bronny James

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In less than one week, the Dallas Mavericks and other 29 NBA teams will be ready to draft players at the 2024 NBA Draft.

The draft will take place on June 26 and June 27 in New York.

Entering the draft, one question is what team will select Bronny James, the son of LeBron James. The Mavs have the 58th overall pick in the draft, and appear to have interest in taking James.

5 Reasons the Mavericks must stay away from drafting Bronny James

While some might think adding James can help the Mavs, don't let the last name fool you too much. The hype around James entering the draft might not be worth it for the Mavs to take James.

James is expected to be drafted sometime in the second round.

Where the Mavs are picking at 58, it is late in the round. There are reasons the Mavs should pass on taking James, and only time will tell what Dallas decides to do with their one and only pick in this year's draft.

5. Dallas is trying to win now

The Mavs are just coming off of an NBA Finals loss in five games to the Boston Celtics. Dallas' run to the Finals was one not many people saw coming.

Also, the Mavs have been in two of the past three Western Conference Finals with Jason Kidd as head coach and Nico Harrison as general manager. The two know they are close to a breakthrough for winning a championship with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving leading the team.

It wouldn't make much sense to draft Bronny and wait a few seasons for him to develop when the Mavs already have two superstars leading their team and want to find a current star to help get them over the hump.

This offseason, most expect the Mavs to be busy in hunting for players to add to their roster to make them a contender to make the Finals once again. They have already shown interest in Tobias Harris and Jerami Grant, and Dallas may use this pick in a trade to pursue a star.

James would take a few seasons at least to break through and make them a contender again sitting on the bench.

It's not likely that any player would immediately contribute that is drafted with the No. 58 pick, but James' game is more raw than other's.