NBA Free Agent Rumors: Julius Randle Agrees To Contract With Pelicans
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into free agency one of the more compelling storylines the Los Angeles Lakers faced was with Julius Randle. As expected, they extended him the qualifying offer to make Randle a restricted free agent.

GET YOUR ‘LABRON’ SHIRT NOW!

That ensured the Lakers reserved the right to match any offer sheet Randle would potentially sign with another team. But his market of suitors seemingly dwindled within minutes of free agency beginning.

While there was much activity for the 23-year-old, the Lakers renounced Randle’s rights on Monday afternoon, making him an unrestricted free agent.

He’s since gone on to agree to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Dallas Mavericks, once considered the Lakers’ biggest threat for Randle, focused in on DeAndre Jordan prior to and after the center opted out of the final year of his contract. The Brooklyn Nets were also speculated as a possible landing spot.

During his exit interview, Randle said he hoped to remain with the Lakers, and that was a sentiment head coach Luke Walton echoed.

Coming off a summer in which he transformed his body, Randle appeared in all 82 games this past season, including 49 starts, and averaged 16.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists.

Randle agreeing to join the Pelicans comes on the same day as Rajon Rondo making the jump to the Lakers on a one-year contract.

Medium Large is looking to add motivated individuals with big dreams and a big appetite for success to our LakersNation.com direct sales team based in Los Angeles or Orange County. If you love sports, know digital sales, and can throw your weight behind an aggressive commission based opportunity than we would love to talk to you. Please apply at: http://mediumlarge.la/?jobs=1576. If you meet our criteria we will be in touch!

You May Also Like

Lakers Rumors: Dennis Schroder Rejected $84 Million Extension Offer

Since February, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Dennis Schroder has been eligible to sign an extension for four years…

Lakers Trade Rumors: Dennis Schroder Potential Target

The Los Angeles Lakers are fresh off of winning their 17th NBA championship but with LeBron James turning 36…

Lakers Trade Rumors: Lonzo Ball ‘Intrigues’ Bulls Heading Into 2019 NBA Draft

At the 2018-19 NBA trade deadline, Lonzo Ball’s name was heavily involved in a potential Anthony Davis trade between…

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers Confident They Can Trade Jordan Clarkson

The Los Angeles Lakers have made their plan for the 2018 offseason clear ever since Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka…