The Lakers are wheeling and dealing.
A day after adding LeBron James, Kentavius Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson, they've reportedly added veteran point guard Rajon Rondo on a one-year, $9 million.
Adding Rondo came at a price though, as the Lakers renounced the rights of restricted free agent Julius Randle. That makes the 23-year-old forward an unrestricted free agent.
Rondo joins the Lakers after one successful season in New Orleans. In 65 games, he averaged 8.3 points and 8.2 assists per game.
ESPN was first to report both moves. Yahoo Sports first had terms of Rondo's deal.
The Lakers have renounced Julius Randle, making him an unrestricted free agent, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018
Source: Rajon Rondo agrees to deal with Lakers.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018
Sources: Rajon Rondo is signing a one-year, $9M deal with Lakers.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2018