The coaching staff of the Los Angeles Lakers asked Magic Johnson to retain Brook Lopez and Julius Randle in free agency. The Lakers pivoted to JaVale McGee, Michael Beasley and Lance Stephenson on one-year deals.

Lopez signed a one-year, $3.3 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, which has become one of the best signings of the 2018 offseason.

Randle signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.