Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports tweets that the Los Angeles Lakers will get a second meeting with free agent power forward LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Lakers will get a second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge today in Los Angeles, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
The first meeting between the two parties, transpiring in the opening minutes of the free agency period, was rumored not to go well.
Aldridge felt first meeting with Lakers was too focused on non-basketball (Hollywood, branding, etc) and Lakers want to rectify it.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
The second meeting with the Lakers will only involve GM Mitch Kupchak and Coach Byron Scott, & will only be about basketball, per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2015
And if that's not enough, Woj now tweets that the Miami Heat would like to speak to Mr. Aldridge as well.
Yahoo Sources: Another high-profile team is pursuing the possibility of gaining an audience with LaMarcus Aldridge: The Miami Heat.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
And now David Aldridge reports that LaMarcus has canceled his meeting with the New York Knicks,
Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings: LaMarcus Aldridge has cancelled his meeting with the Knicks today, per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2015
This should make the Knicks feel like the saddest saddy sad bags ever, as Aldridge is literally meeting with everybody else in the universe, sometimes twice.
And maybe they should have read his profile before trying to right swipe:
Knicks meeting was cancelled once it became clear NY wanted Aldridge to play center, something he is adamant against doing, per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2015
Updates: We have conflicting reports on Aldridge's leanings.
Beyond Blazers, only contender for Aldridge that he's clear about organization, about role for him: Spurs. Everyone else, still questions.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
Source familiar w/ LaMarcus Aldridge's situation says currently Spurs & Suns are front-runners. Dallas 3rd. Lakers out. Heat not happening.— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) July 2, 2015