Why signing and trading Julius Randle could be the solution to moving Luol Deng

As great as Randle is, though, there may be more benefit by signing and trading him. While the Lakers cannot use the Bird Rights on Randle to conduct a sign and trade, the deal can still get done with the right suitor.

Randle would likely have to agree to this, which definitely is a wild card in this situation. Regardless, here are three reasons why it is smart for the Los Angeles Lakers to sign and trade Julius Randle:

1. Trading Julius Randle is an easier sell to get rid of Luol Deng
2. It opens the door to bring in a second superstar
3. Julius Randle logistically does not make sense for the Lakers