Julius Randle, Pelicans agree to two-year, $18 million deal

Point guard Rajon Rondo

Point guard Rajon Rondo

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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There is an optimism in the air that this time we won't exit the World Cup so embarrassingly, we might even go all the way. There's no squabbling in the camp, there's no cliques in the camp".

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It noted that Hiaasen was the brother of Carl Hiaasen, Miami Herald columnist and best-selling author. Acting Police Chief William Krampf of Anne Arundel County said the gunman "looked for his victims ".

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This would only be aggravated by the likely counter-measures the 28-nation bloc and other trading partners might take. BMW has warned that US tariffs on imported cars could drive up manufacturing costs and risk jobs in SC .

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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