Julius Randle an unrestricted free agent after Lakers renounce his rights

Nets stuck in free-agency limbo

Julius Randle has yet to receive an offer from the Los Angeles Lakers but has excitement about the commitment the team received from LeBron James.

Heading into free agency one of the more compelling storylines the Los Angeles Lakers faced was with Julius Randle.

LeBron James joining the LA Lakers has made the team THE destination for All-Star caliber National Basketball Association free agents.

By adding Rondo, the Lakers got a skilled ball handler and great defender who is not known as a great perimeter shooter.

The 32-year-old averaged 8.3 points, 8.2 assists, 4 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 63 regular season games.




The Pelicans were hoping to bring Rondo back after the leadership he brought to the team in 2017-18. The four-time All-Star also won a championship in 2008 with the Boston Celtics.

With a stellar rookie season behind him, Lonzo was looking to easily be the starting point guard for the Lakers.

The point guard is the latest player to join forces with James. They also could waive him and stretch his contract in order to lessen their salary cap burden. They signed Elfrid Payton to a one-year deal, but are likely still in the market for a point guard given Payton's limitations. He averaged a career-high 16.1 points past year to go with 8 rebounds per game.

Randle was drafted by the Lakers with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and played 238 games with Los Angeles, including 182 starts.

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