Julius Randle will not pick up his 19-20 player option worth $9 million with the New Orleans Pelicans to become a free agent.

Randle joined the Pelicans last offseason after the Los Angeles Lakers renounced him.

The Pelicans signed Randle to a two-year, $18 million contract.

Randle averaged 21.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game last season.