Guard Rajon Rondo Agrees To One-Year Deal With Lakers

Eric Gay-AP

Eric Gay-AP

Randle's wife, Kendra, broke the news via Twitter.

Rondo's move to the Los Angeles Lakers was tempered by the Pelicans' agreement to bring home New Orleans native Elfrid Payton on Sunday.

Rajon Rondo drives past the Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala.

However, the team the Lakers are assembling for 2018-19 is an odd fit - Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, and Rajon Rondo are all Lakers next season, which is going to make for a "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" locker room. The four-time All-Star played eight-plus seasons in Boston and won an National Basketball Association championship with the Celtics but has been a journeyman of late, spending time with Dallas, Sacramento, Chicago and New Orleans in the past four seasons.




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.

The Lakers could create additional cap space this summer by trading Luol Deng and his $18 million salary for the next two seasons, but partners would seem to be scarce.

Rondo's contract is reportedly worth $9 million, per Marc J. Spears of ESPN.

Despite his development on offense, Randle started only 49 games while averaging 26.7 minutes. He was the No. 7 overall draft pick out of Kentucky in 2014 but played in only one game his rookie season before breaking a leg.

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