Lakers add Rajon Rondo surprise to fascinating roster

The writing seemed to be on the wall regarding Randle's future with the Lakers once LeBron James agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal with the team.

After spending the first four years of his career with the Lakers, Julius Randle will be heading to New Orleans on a two-year, $18 million deal to play with the Pelicans, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports.

Rondo is on his sixth team since the 2014-15 season and has often been disengaged on the court, accused of assist-hunting, and his defense is mostly overrated.

The Lakers also added versatility with James, Rondo and Stephenson all triple-double threats on any given night.

Goatee & goals turn this into Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup
Asked if he was heading for Daei's record after the match, he said: "I don't care about the records". There's a long way to go in this World Cup , but it's already given us so much to talk about.

The Lakers have sought a veteran point guard to direct their offense for the better part of a year, after they traded D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets on June 22, 2017.

He helped the team make it to the NBA Finals in 2008, when they won the NBA Championship. Rondo walks into a crowded backcourt, which includes Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. After all their moves Sunday and Monday, the Lakers have $5.6 million left under the salary cap, which could rule out another big free-agent signing. Sources said Pelicans star (and fellow Kentucky alum) Anthony Davis was key in recruiting Randle to agree on the deal that also features a player option for the second year.

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.

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