Julius Randle, Pelicans Agree to Contract After 4 Seasons with Lakers

Hope Soto
July 3, 2018

Rondo has averaged 10.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting, plus 4.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists in 779 career games with Boston, Dallas, Sacramento, Chicago and New Orleans. By signing Randle, it would appear that DeMarcus Cousins' time in New Orleans is through.

Randle, 23, was originally drafted by the Lakers with the seventh overall pick of the 2014 draft. The Lakers will be his fifth team in as many seasons.

The Lakers have turned their focus away from trying to land Kawhi Leonard in a trade - those talks are still ongoing, but the Lakers don't feel the same pressure to get a deal done fast with LeBron James locked down for four years. He'll join new Laker additions James, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson.

Fiesty guard Rajon Rondo is heading to the LA Lakers.

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The Lakers added Rondo's quick hands and length, Stephenson's aggressive defense, McGee's length and shot-blocking ability and brought back one of their best defenders from past year in Caldwell-Pope.

The Lakers renounced their rights to Julius Randle on Monday, clearing $12.5 million worth of salary cap space, according to sources who weren't authorized to speak publicly.

National Basketball Association insider Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news.

Randle only played 14 minutes during his rookie season because of a broken right leg he suffered in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets on opening night. He had averages of 16.1 points, and 8.0 rebounds, per game.

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