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Fultz is the consensus top choice for most experts, but not for me. Here's why.

Just about the only consensus opinion entering the 2017 NBA draft is that Markelle Fultz should and will be the first pick. The Boston Celtics have already gotten familiar with Fultz on a personal level, and his main competitor for the No. 1 slot, Lonzo Ball, might not even be the Los Angeles Lakers' choice at No. 2. Fultz's well-rounded profile has won out over Ball's more polarizing strengths and weaknesses.

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Los Angeles wasn’t thrilled with Ball’s conditioning the first go-round. But a follow-up could be a sign of things to come.

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne is one of the world’s foremost authorities on all things NBA basketball. So anything she says is worth its weight in truth, especially when it comes to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lonzo Ball has been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers since he emerged onto the college basketball scene during his freshman season with the UCLA Bruins.

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