While the future picks of pelicans in New Orleans are currently absorbing all the intrigue, an old lottery pick listed on their list would be ready to make some noise as a free agent.
Power Athletic striker Julius Randle's Per Shams Charania declines his player option for the upcoming season, becoming a free agent in front of a very open class unexpectedly affected by the injuries of two of his best talents, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.
Pelicans – Julius Randle will not choose his player option at $ 9 million for next season and will enter unrestricted free-agent mode, league sources said @TheAthleticNBA@Stadium. Randle has just finished his best season in the NBA (21.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 34.4% over a distance of 3 points out of 195 attempts).
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 17, 2019
As expected here. Randle thinks he has a much higher salary in the meantime on the free market. https://t.co/tj99H8Qs4y
– Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) June 17, 2019
Randle posted the best career results of last year with the Pelicans, a line reinforced even after the reduction of the minutes of Anton Davis after the request. It was Randle's first season with 20 points per game and his first three-point flight attempt, not only tripling his previous record with 2.7 attempts at 3 points, but also shooting his best career score at 34.4. % of the distance.