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

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

The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly renounced the rights to forward Julius Randle (30).

"Julius Randle has made it clear that I don't think he really wants to be back there", Aldridge said on Sunday. But if it anyone believed Johnson and Pelinka were done for the summer, they were sadly mistaken Monday, when ESPN was the first to report the Lakers dumped Randle and added Rondo. If the Lakers elect to re-sign Randle, they are able to go over the cap to sign him.

The young power forward played extremely well in 2017-18 and likely could've been a good fit next to LeBron James.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract.

Randle, a 6-9 big man, averaged a career-high 16.1 points along with eight rebounds and 2.6 assists per game last season while playing in all 82 games. He averaged 8.3 points, 8.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 65 games for New Orleans last season.

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The moves come a day after LeBron James' agency announced he will join the Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million deal. The four-time All-Star and three-time National Basketball Association assist leader will follow JaVale McGee, Lance Stephenson, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and, of course, James among the Lakers' new recruits.

Despite losing Randle's defensive abilities, the Lakers have managed to upgrade their defense in the past 48 hours.

Rondo, 32, was a member of the Celtics team that won the National Basketball Association championship in 2007-08, beating the Lakers in six games in the Finals. Rondo walks into a crowded backcourt, which includes Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. Depth was a concern at the position.

He has career averages of 13.5 points and 8.9 rebounds in 238 National Basketball Association games (182 starts).

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