Ex-Lakers center Julius Randle joining Pelicans on 2-year, $18M deal

Ex-Lakers center Julius Randle joining Pelicans on 2-year, $18M deal

Randle's wife, Kendra, broke the news via Twitter. A player option in the second year is included.

In an attempt to fill the empty slots around yesterday's acquisition of LeBron James to make a playoff push next season, the Lakers signed Rajon Rondo to a one-year, $9 million deal.

He teams up with James who will join the Lakers on a four-year deal worth $153.3million (£116m).

Rondo is coming off a stellar season with the Pelicans and showed that he can easily play side-by-side with another point guard, Jrue Holiday.

Rondo considered remaining with the Pelicans before accepting the Lakers' offer.

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The Lakers have renounced Julius Randle, making him an unrestricted free agent, league source tells ESPN. Thomas became an unrestricted free agent Saturday. Randle is more of a ball-handler and off-the-dribble threat.

The 32-year-old Rajon Rondo is expected to compete for position with Lakers young gun Lonzo Ball. He also played for the Celtics when the Lakers won the 2009-10 championship over Boston in seven.

Randle came into training camp last season in the best shape of his life. This would change a bit if the Lakers were to trade for Kawhi Leonard, but L.A. would also have to trade salaries in that deal as well. That cap space could increase to $16 million if the team uses the waive-and-stretch provision on Luol Deng, which would stretch out the $36 million owed to him over five seasons. A short time after, Cousins agreed to a one-year deal with the champion Golden State Warriors in one of the most shocking free agent moves in recent memory. It was reported earlier today that Randle was excited about the possibility of playing on the Lakers in 2018-19. Randle was the seventh overall pick of the 2014 draft out of Kentucky.

With Randle's departure, the Lakers will have no players left on their roster who played with Kobe Bryant in his final game in 2016.

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