Nick Wright chooses Lonzo Ball over Russell Westbrook for Lakers

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The offseason has began which means the rumors are beginning to swirl regarding the draft, free agency, and potential trades.

For the Pelicans, their biggest question this offseason is to resign Lonzo Ball or not. Ball is expected to have interest throughout the league and potentially from his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA insider Marc Stein reported last week that the Lakers are in the market for a playmaker alongside LeBron James with Dennis Schroder hitting free agency and teased that the Lakers could be interested in a reunion with Ball.

On Thursday morning, Nick Wright of FS1’s First Thing First spoke on the report from Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated that a Lakers-Wizards trade that would send Russell Westbrook to Los Angeles, which Wright wasn’t a fan of.

“I might even say bring back Lonzo rather than Russ,” Wright said of the Lakers.

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For the Lakers to bring back Lonzo, a sign-and-trade would need to occur as they won’t have the cap space available to sign Ball outright.

Among the other guards Wright would rather have on the Lakers over Russ were Chris Paul, Malcolm Brogdon, Mike Conley, and Kyle Lowry.