Draft Lonzo Ball or trade for a veteran star? Lakers fans voice their opinion

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 24: Lonzo Ball #2 of the UCLA Bruins reacts in the first half against the Kentucky Wildcats during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at FedExForum on March 24, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/

The NBA Draft hype throughout the majority of the college basketball season centered around the possibility of the Lakers selecting local product Lonzo Ball -- should they receive a top-three pick.

As the season comes to a close, though, such is hardly a certainty. 

First, the Lakers must land a top-three pick to avoid losing their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, for which they currently have less than a 50 percent chance of securing. And even if the Lakers do hold onto the pick, there is no guaranteeing that the team does not try to flip this, along with assets, to acquire a veteran star.

We posed the following question to Lakers fans on Wednesday: Would you rather have Lonzo Ball, Jimmy Butler or Paul George?

The popular choice was Paul George, and it wasn't even close.   

Listen below as Fred Roggin and Rodney Peete discuss.

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