Podcast: Will the Lakers take Josh Jackson over Lonzo Ball in the 2017 NBA Draft?

With the Golden State Warriors earning redemption at the expense of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals, the 2016-17 NBA season has officially come to a close. Now, for all 30 teams in the league, it is time to move on to next season.

While most people expect the Warriors and Cavs to meet in the NBA Finals next year for the fourth consecutive season, other teams around the league have to decide if they want to make moves to try and break the trend, or rebuild in an effort to become relevant when those two heavyweights start to decline.

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of those teams. A decision on whether or not to trade for Indiana Pacers star Paul George this summer appears like an easy one, but difficult choices are awaiting the Lakers in the next few weeks.

One of those choices is who they should select with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. The consensus pick is UCLA standout Lonzo Ball, but it appears Kansas’ Josh Jackson is making a strong push to end up in purple and gold on June 22, according to recent reports. Should the Lakers pass on the local product and acquire another wing player? The guys discuss the latest rumors and what it could mean on draft night and moving forward.

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