Lakers Rumors: Julius Randle signs with New Orleans Pelicans

Lakers Rumors: Julius Randle signs with New Orleans Pelicans

The latest: Former Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo has signed a one year, $9 million deal, according to multiple reports. Randle had a breakout campaign a year ago averaging 16.1 points and 8.0 rebounds on 26.7 minutes per game.

The Lakers have renounced Julius Randle, making him an unrestricted free agent, league source tells ESPN. The Lakers also signed guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, center JaVale McGee and guard Lance Stephenson. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the news.

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

Rondo gives the Lakers experience at point guard, where the Lakers relied on Ball, and even Ingram when Ball was injured. A player option in the second year is included.

The Pelicans lost Rajon Rondo to the Lakers earlier on Monday.

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.

The move comes a day after the blockbuster deal that landed LeBron James with the Lakers.

The veteran point guard expects to compete for a job as the Los Angeles Lakers starting point guard, USA TODAY's Sam Amick reported Monday night, citing a person with knowledge of the situation.

Lakers are searching potential free agents this summer with San Antonio Spurs man Kawhi Leonard a rumoured key target. The next big question revolves around free agent DeMarcus Cousins. Not only are there questions surrounding how he will return from the achilles he tore in January, but analysts have also waffled on what type of contract they expect him to sign. McGee shot 16 for 20 - 80 percent - from the floor in the finals, and the Warriors were 7-1 in playoff games in which he started.