Julius Randle to decline option, become free agent
Julius Randle will be looking to cash in after his best season in the league.
Randle plans to decline his $9 million player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Pelicans‘ Julius Randle is not picking up his $9M player option for next season and will enter unrestricted free agency, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Randle is coming off his best NBA season (21.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 34.4 percent from 3-point range on 195 attempts).
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 17, 2019
Randle signed a two-year, $17.7 million deal with the Pelicans last offseason but had such a good year he decided he can find a much more lucrative offer this summer.
The No. 7 overall pick in 2014, Randle averaged 21.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game last season. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Lakers.