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Why Lonzo Ball Should Beware Rajon Rondo’s Lakers Arrival

04 July, 2018, 01:17 | Author: Hannah Francis
  • Why Lonzo Ball Should Beware Rajon Rondo’s Lakers Arrival

The Lakers are also going to bring in James' former nemesis, Lance Stephenson, on a one year, $4.5 million deal. Randle was previously informed that if he returned to the Lakers, his role would be "dramatically different" than it was last season, per ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

Randle came into training camp last season in the best shape of his life.

Rondo gives the Lakers experience at point guard, where the Lakers relied on Ball, and even Ingram when Ball was injured.

Randle played in all 82 of L.A.'s games a year ago. Rondo walks into a crowded backcourt, which includes Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball.

JUST 24 hours after the basketballing world learned that LeBron James would be joining the LA Lakers, news broke that the entire competition has become meaningless.




LeBron James' decision to join the Lakers marked an excellent start to Magic Johnson's plan to turn Los Angeles into a contender. The Lakers qualifying offer made Randle a restricted free agent, meaning the Lakers could match any offer.

"Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons", said James on his Instagram account. Not only are there questions surrounding how he will return from the achilles he tore in January, but analysts have also waffled on what type of contract they expect him to sign.

By renouncing their rights to Randle, the Lakers parted ways with their longest-tenured player.

Randle, 23, was originally drafted by the Lakers with the seventh overall pick of the 2014 draft.

His stats as a starter: 18.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists on 56.0 percent shooting in 29.9 minutes per game.

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