LeBron effect: Rajon Rondo jumps to Lakers

Point guard Rajon Rondo

Interestingly, the Lakers inked former Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo to a one-year, $9 million deal right after the news broke that Randle was no longer part of Los Angeles' plans. A player option in the second year is included.

This new team surrounding LeBron James seems to be a bit of a weird fit. Once the Lakers began signing Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee on Sunday night, Randle saw the writing on the wall in Los Angeles.

The Lakers' locker room is going to be fascinating.

It's the one with Jrue Holiday struggling as a scorer, because he's trying to play point guard instead of his natural shooting guard spot. The Lakers will be his fifth team in as many seasons. Here's what we know so far on the Lakers roster and free agent signings.

By adding Rondo, the Lakers got a skilled ball handler and great defender who is not known as a great perimeter shooter. He spent 2017-2018 with the New Orleans Pelicans and averaged 8.3 points and 8.2 assists per game during the regular season. McGee typically sat on the bench for the Warriors last two Finals runs, and though he looked great during some moments in the most recent championship, it was often when surrounded by four Hall of Fame players. He isn't expected back until the beginning of next year.

Ball and Rondo, who appear to have redundant skill sets, are likely to compete for the starting position during camp, assuming the Lakers don't have plans to include Ball in a possible trade.

LeBron James joining the LA Lakers has made the team THE destination for All-Star caliber National Basketball Association free agents.



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