Julius Randle Inks Two-Year, $18 Million Deal With Pelicans

by July 03, 2018

Julius Randle is joining the Pelicans on a two-year, $18 million pact.

Randle, 23, says he’s “excited about the future” in New Orleans.

The Los Angeles Lakers renounced Randle’s rights Monday, making him an unrestricted free agent.


Free-agent center Julius Randle, fresh off a career season with the Los Angeles Lakers, agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal to join the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell ESPN.

It includes a player option on the second year, which can allow Randle, 23, to return into unrestricted free agency in a much looser financial market in 2019.

Randle, a forward-center, will sign the midlevel exception with the Pelicans, who can pair him with All-NBA forward Anthony Davis.

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