The Lakers renounced Julius Randle Making him an unrestricted free agent. The Lakers have signed Rajon Rondo to a one-year deal. Crazy. :
The dramatic reshaping of the Los Angeles Lakers roster will include Rajon Rondo joining the franchise on a one-year, $9 million deal and the departure of forward Julius Randle, who was renounced and became an unrestricted free agent, league sources told ESPN.
The Lakers outbid the New Orleans Pelicans to snare Rondo and created more salary-cap flexibility by renouncing Randle, who immediately becomes one of the hottest free agents on the open market.
Randle had been searching for an offer sheet as a restricted free agent, but the Lakers didn't want to match a sheet and commit long-term years and money as they pursue the possibility of star free agents in 2019, including Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs.
Link: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23978964/los-angeles-lakers-renounc e-julius-randle-agree-terms-rajon-rondo