The Los Angeles Lakers went into free agency with key contributors Avery Bradley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Dwight Howard, Markieff Morris and Rajon Rondo no longer under contract with the team.
Bradley, Caldwell-Pope and Rondo each hit the open market after declining their respective player option for the 2020-21 season. JaVale McGee faced the same decision but elected to exercise his option and remain with the team.
As free agency began and the Lakers quickly worked to solidify their roster, it became more apparent Bradley and Rondo would not return. They wound up agreeing to contracts with the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks, respectively, on Saturday.