Pelicans, Randle agree to 2-year deal

The Lakers Signed Rajon Rondo To A $9 Million Contract And Renounced The Rights To Julius Randle

Although he got off to a slow start and was even benched at times, he emerged due to injuries ahead of him on the depth chart and took on a prominent role as the season rolled along.

While he's only committed to a reported one year, $9 million deal with the Lakers, he's probably looking for a permanent home like he had with the Celtics.

DeMarcus Cousins has been mentioned as a possibility for the Lakers, who might be interested in bringing him in. Player option second year. JaVale McGee is also headed to Los Angeles on what is expected to be a small, one-year contract.

The news surfaced around 4 p.m.

Here's a look at what the Lakers roster looks like with the latest signings.

However, with a minimum of effort, the Lakers could have a max deal available to lure top-tier free agents next summer. Cousins is more of a low-post threat than Randle, but both players have good passing and vision for big men.

Randle had been a restricted free agent but the Lakers renounced his rights Monday.

With Randle gone, the Lakers now have $5 million in cap room.

Fans may notice a trend to the Lakers signings.

With the Lakers not offering a long-term contract extension to Randle prior to the deadline past year, they were attempting to preserve cap space for 2018 and 2019 free agency. 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.

The Lakers, though, are trying to maintain cap flexibility moving forward.

It didn't take Julius Randle long to find a home.

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