A day after they landed the biggest fish in the league, the Los Angeles Lakers are tinkering the roster that will surround their newest marketing dynamo, LeBron James. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi, the team signed 32-year-old veteran point guard Rajon Rondo to a one-year deal on Monday, reportedly worth $9 million:
Rondo is coming off a season in which he played in 65 contests for the Pelicans, and put up modest but solid averages of 8.3 points, 8.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game.
Turner Sports’ David Aldridge said that Randle, whom the Lakers took with the seventh overall pick out of Kentucky in 2014, wasn't really interested in remaining with the team:
Though that wasn't the consensus opinion, as Yahoo's Shams Charania said Randle was excited about the possibility of playing with LeBron just 24 hours ago:
Randle played in all 82 of L.A.'s games last year. He had averages of 16.1 points, and 8.0 rebounds, per game. He's also still only 23-years-old.