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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Julius Randle to decline option, become free agent

Julius Randle

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.

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.

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