Julius Randle reportedly signs two-year, $18 million deal with Pelicans

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Rondo spent last season at New Orleans Pelicans, signing a one-year deal 12 months ago.

Julius Randle will not be back with the Lakers.

Since signing James to a four-year, $153.3 million deal on Sunday, the Lakers have also reached agreements with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee, according to ESPN reports.

A Randle-Davis pairing will work similar to the Cousins-Davis pairing last season.

Rondo gives the Lakers experience at point guard, where the Lakers relied on Ball, and even Ingram when Ball was injured.

Why? To free up the $12.5 million cap hold so they could chase other players and hand out slightly oversized one-year contracts. The Lakers also included Timofey Mozgov in that deal, receiving Brook Lopez and the draft pick that became Kyle Kuzma in return.

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Perhaps they did so because Randle reportedly expressed his desire to play elsewhere next season after the team signed LeBron James over the weekend. Randle is more of a ball-handler and off-the-dribble threat.

The Lakers have made another big move this offseason.

If recent Los Angeles Lakers rumors are true, Julius Randle's time with the Los Angeles Lakers has come to an end. He also played for the Celtics when the Lakers won the 2009-10 championship over Boston in seven. That could signal that Pelicans free agent center and ex-Cat DeMarcus Cousins is on his way out.

By renouncing their rights to Randle, the Lakers parted ways with their longest-tenured player.

He has career averages of 13.5 points and 8.9 rebounds in 238 National Basketball Association games (182 starts).

The 23-year-old has spent his entire career with the Lakers after being drafted No. 7 overall.

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