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Rajon Rondo is coming in.

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.

The Lakers' locker room is going to be fascinating.

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.

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Less than 24 hours after LeBron James agreed to a deal with the Lakers, Los Angeles also added JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson. He remained a solid rebounder as well, averaging 8.0 boards per game. "This is just me guessing, but I would imagine most teams are pretty impressed with what he's doing". While the Lakers have plenty of young talent, the team made a decision to add some veteran reinforcements in the form of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson, and JaVale McGee.

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.

With Rondo as a pass-first point guard without much of a shot, he's a sensible backup to Lonzo Ball, unless he beats out LaVar Ball's son for the job.

Rondo did have a memorable clash with another Lakers point guard earlier this season when he and Isaiah Thomas got into a scuffle and were ejected, along with Walton, during a Valentine's Day meeting in New Orleans last season.

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