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How $14.3 million set the New Orleans Pelicans back two years

How $14.3 million set the New Orleans Pelicans back two years

According to ESPN's Bobby Marks, the Lakers only have $2.1 million in cap space based on all the reported signings. He also played for the Celtics when the Lakers won the 2009-10 championship over Boston in seven.

Julius Randle has yet to receive an offer from the Los Angeles Lakers but has excitement about the commitment the team received from LeBron James. Perhaps they did so because Randle reportedly expressed his desire to play elsewhere next season after the team signed LeBron James over the weekend. The Lakers are also going to bring in James' former nemesis, Lance Stephenson, on a one year, $4.5 million deal.

The Pelicans lost Rajon Rondo to the Lakers earlier on Monday. After all their moves Sunday and Monday, the Lakers have $5.6 million left under the salary cap, which could rule out another big free-agent signing.

With Rondo as a pass-first point guard without much of a shot, he's a sensible back-up to Lonzo Ball, unless he beats out LaVar Ball's son for the job. Would this be a precursor to a trade that ends up with Kawhi Leonard in Los Angeles?

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Randle only played 14 minutes during his rookie season because of a broken right leg he suffered in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets on opening night.

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com reports Randle asked the Lakers to renounce his rights after he recognized how his role could drastically change from the past season and it seemed like the Lakers were not interested in making a longer-term commitment to the Kentucky product.

Randle, 23, was the last player on the roster to have played with Kobe Bryant, who retired following the 2015-16 season. Los Angeles can be patient, get the trade they want or add the free agents next summer, and in the meantime see which of their young core fits with that.


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