Lakers add Rondo, renounce rights to Randle

03 July, 2018, 06:38 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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Randle averaged 16.1 points, eight rebounds, and 2.6 assists in all 82 games with the Lakers last season.

Randle is headed to New Orleans.

The 23-year-old has spent his entire career with the Lakers after being drafted No. 7 overall.

LeBron James is getting more and more new teammates by the day, with the latest reportedly being Rajon Rondo. Once the Lakers began signing Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee on Sunday night, Randle saw the writing on the wall in Los Angeles.

Rajon Rondo drives past the Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala. Randle is more of a ball-handler and off-the-dribble threat.

The Dallas Mavericks, once considered the Lakers' biggest threat for Randle, focused in on DeAndre Jordan prior to and after the center opted out of the final year of his contract. He also played for the Celtics when the Lakers won the 2009-10 championship over Boston in seven.

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The Lakers also renounced the rights to forward Julius Randle, who will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told Wojnarowski.

The Lakers could create additional cap space this summer by trading Luol Deng and his $18 million salary for the next two seasons, but partners would seem to be scarce.

ESPN, which first reported the agreement, said Rondo will make $9 million.

One wonders exactly how this new addition will impact second-year point guard Lonzo Ball.

It's unclear what the market is like for Randle, who starred collegiately at Kentucky.

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