The Lakers Have Renounced Julius Randle

The two-time National Basketball Association champion with the Golden State Warriors is going to be part of the revamping by the Los Angeles Lakers, agreeing to a one-year deal worth just under $2.4 million, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

That ensured the Lakers reserved the right to match any offer sheet Randle would potentially sign with another team. He isn't expected back until the beginning of next year.

Rondo averaged 8.3 points and 8.2 assists in helping lead the Pelicans to the Western Conference semifinals last season. The four-time All-Star also won a championship in 2008 with the Boston Celtics. Rondo walks into a crowded backcourt, which includes Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball.

However, with a minimum of effort, the Lakers could have a max deal available to lure top-tier free agents next summer.

Deng's $36 million salary would then be paid out over five seasons.

ESPN is reporting that DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins, one the best big men in the game is joining the reigning champion Golden State Warriors. A LeBron-Boogie duo on the Lakers would surely be fun to watch.

He has increased both his scoring average and field goal percentage in each of the last three seasons, coming in at 16.1 a night on 55.8 per cent from the floor last season in 82 games for the Lakers. They drafted him seventh overall in 2014, the first of their four consecutive lottery picks.

By putting a player option into the second year, Randle will have the ability to opt for free agency again next offseason if things don't exactly work out with Davis.


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