Timberwolves ‘Definitely’ Interested in Drafting Bronny James, But the Feeling is Not Mutual

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The Minnesota Timberwolves may not have LeBron James, but they do apparently have a strong interest in drafting his eldest son, Bronny James.

Despite multiple efforts, many teams throughout the NBA have been denied the ability to put Bronny through a proper workout. His agency has only allowed him to work out for the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns thus far.

According to Draft Express’s Jonathan Givony, the Timberwolves are one of five teams interested in selecting Bronny… but there are complications.

While James is nowhere near the basketball prospect that his father was, he has generated a strong amount of hype for a player who started just six of 25 games for the USC Trojans.

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Then again, Zach LaVine started just one game in his UCLA Bruins career, and the former Flip Saunders draft pick still became a two-time All-Star. As for Bronny, he’s viewed as a second-round prospect.

Minnesota Timberwolves would love to draft Bronny James, but…

For the Minnesota Timberwolves, that fits perfectly, considering their two draft selections come at 27 and 37, when the NBA Draft starts next Wednesday.

KSTP insider Darren Wolfson can attest to the Timberwolves’ “definite” interest in Bronny. Unfortunately, he makes it very clear that there’s no chance Bronny will actually be drafted by the Wolves, let alone agree to a private workout.

Why? Because Bronny James doesn’t want to play in Minnesota. Or, as Wolfson put it so eloquently, the Timberwolves “aren’t in his plans”.

Well, that was fun while it lasted.

While Bronny may be a tantalizing prospect, as the son of a basketball icon, and he’s still considered very raw as a 19-year-old athlete. In all reality, the Timberwolves could probably get better production from other players on their radar, especially in the short term.

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