Sources: Lakers renounce Julius Randle, reach deal with Rajon Rondo

The Los Angeles Lakers have continued to remodel their roster, renouncing Julius Randle‘s contract and agreeing to a deal with veteran point guard Rajon Rondo, sources have told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Randle, 23, now becomes an unrestricted free agent and the Lakers gain salary-cap space by renouncing the man they extended a $5.6 million qualifying offer to last week.

Los Angeles drafted Randle with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 draft. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged a career-high 16.1 points to go with 8.0 rebounds last season.

Rondo has agreed to join the Lakers on a one-year, $9 million deal, according to sources, after spending last season with the New Orleans Pelicans.

He averaged 8.3 points and 8.2 assists per game last season for the Pelicans in the regular season, with those number jumping to 10.3 PPG and 12.2 APG in the postseason as “Playoff Rondo” showed up to help New Orleans advance to the Western Conference semifinals.

The moves come a day after LeBron James‘ agency announced he will join the Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million deal. That announcement was quickly followed by agreements by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee to play for the Lakers, sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes.

source: espn

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