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It's been another wild day on the free agency roller coaster. Gather here for continuous up-to-date news and chatting.

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You will find the latest Portland Trail Blazers news posted at the top of this thread, with other happenings from around the NBA stationed below.

To catch up with previous rumors, trades, and free agent signings, here are the earlier rumor threads:

Rumor Thread #1

Rumor Thread #2

Rumor Thread #3 (most recent)

If you're somehow just joining the free agency frenzy, you can also get caught up on everything going on across the NBA here.

Portland Trail Blazers

Friday, 6:05 pm: CBSSports' Ken Berger reports that along with the San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns, the Portland Trail Blazers have also made the cut on LaMarcus Aldridge's narrowed-down free agency list.

Friday, 4:44 pm: It looks like some photos from LaMarcus Aldridge's most recent meeting with the San Antonio Spurs have hit the internet.

Friday, 4:28 pm: Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski confirms that the San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns remain at the head of the pack in the LaMarcus Aldridge race.

Friday, 3:41 pm: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports notes that the Houston Rockets could still acquire LaMarcus Aldridge through a sign-and-trade, and that they hope that retaining Brewer increased their chances with Aldridge.

Friday, 9:47 am: NBA.com's Mike Fratello says the Suns have a legitimate shot at LaMarcus Aldridge.

Friday, 9:02 am: The Oregonian's John Canzano reports that Gregg Popovich wants another meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge.

Friday, 8:58 am: ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports that rival executives think that Miami's Pat Riley pitched for LaMarcus Aldridge to sign a short-term deal so Miami could sign him next summer.

Friday, 8:45 am: The Miami Heat have signed Justise Winslow, would could indicate that Miami is officially off the list for LaMarcus Aldridge.

Friday, 8:34 am: Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears reports that LaMarcus Aldridge got some high praise for his meetings from an NBA representative.

Friday, 8:13 am: Reports are out that LaMarcus Aldridge wasn't "wooed" by Los Angeles in their second meeting.

Thursday, 9:55 pm: TNT's David Aldridge has reported that Wesley Matthews has verbally agreed to a contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

Thursday, 9:39 pm: ESPN's Marc Stein has reported that Wesley Matthews will likely rejected a contract offer from the Sacramento Kings.

Thursday, 8:27 pm: ESPN's Marc Stein has reported that free agent center Robin Lopez has conditionally agreed to sign with the New York Knicks.

Thursday, 7:41 pm: ESPN's Marc Stein has reported that the Sacramento Kings made a contract offer to Wesley Matthews that is larger than was previously reported.

For news of all the new Blazer signings and major events, such as the signing of Al-Farouq Aminu and Ed Davis, visit the Blazer's Edge front page, where Dave and the crew have analysis of all the moves.

After meeting with him this morning, the Spurs are by far the front runner to sign LaMarcus Aldridge, who seems extremely unlikely to return to Portland. But the Suns signed Tyson Chandler just in time to bring him to their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge and make their case. Later, reports broke that Aldridge was less than impressed with the Lakers' presentation. LaMarcus is expected to meet with the New York Knicks tomorrow before making a decision. This would make for a great season of a TV show on Netflix. UPDATE: LaMarcus Aldridge is giving the Los Angeles Lakers another change, agreeing to meet with them for a second time. The Miami Heat have also reportedly become a player in the Aldridge hunt, and Aldridge will be dining with Pat Riley tonight in Los Angeles. Furthermore, in a surprising turn of events, Damian Lillard will be flying down to Los Angeles to meet with Aldridge and try to sway him towards re-signing with Portland. UPDATE: Lillard is apparently in Los Angeles, but he did not go there specifically to speak to Aldridge. In fact, the two did not end up meeting in-person, but they did have an "honest" conversation via phone. As far as the progression of Aldridge's decision, the Blazers forward is not currently scheduled to meet with any more teams, and may wait a couple of days before choosing his destination.

The Blazers reportedly showed strong interest in Greg Monroe, and the top executives made him their "midnight visit" last night. Neil Olshey reportedly tried to sell him on a "Plan A": Teaming him with a returning LaMarcus AldridgeUPDATE: Greg Monroe has signed a three-year, $50 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Wesley Matthews is talking to the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors, but there is a general sense that the Mavs are the front-runners to sign him. There are no reports of discussions with the Blazers. UPDATE: The Sacramento Kings have offered Wesley Matthews a three-year deal worth around $45 million, but ESPN sources maintain that the Blazers guard still prefers the Dallas Mavericks. UPDATE: Matthews turned down Sacramento to sign a four-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks. As it turns out, the Blazers did not make an offer to the arrow-slinging shooting guard.

News is fairly quiet on the Robin Lopez front. He'll meet with the Knicks among other teams. There are no reports of discussions with the Blazers. UPDATE: Lopez is currently negotiating a contract with the New York Knicks that could earn him approximately $12 to $13 million each season, and on top of that, the Los Angeles Lakers have emerged as contenders to land the Blazers center. UPDATE: With DeAndre Jordan's decision to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, Robin Lopez has officially agreed to join the New York Knicks on a four-year, $54 million deal.

Carlos Boozer was linked to the Blazers (among other teams) today. The Blazers have roster space and cap room, and Boozer may not be expensive anymore.

Around the NBA:

Friday, 9:53 pm: ESPN's Marc Stein has reported that the Orlando Magic are close to signing free agent guard C.J. Watson.

Friday, 8:05 pm: ESPN's Ramona Shelburne has reported that after losing free agent DeAndre Jordan in free agency, the Los Angeles Clippers have expressed interest in free agent David West.

Friday, 7:37 pm: RealGM's Shams Charania has reported that free agent Tobias Harris will re-sign with the Orlando Magic.

Friday, 7:34 pm: Chris Broussard reports on Derrick Williams joining the Knicks.

Friday, 7:15 pm: ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports that it is probable that J.J. Barea will be staying with the Dallas Mavericks.

Friday, 4:25 pm: Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears adds that Rajon Rondo agreed to a one-year deal in anticipation of the increase in salaries that will come next year.

Friday, 4:14 pm: ESPN's Marc Stein reports that Rajon Rondo's one-year deal is worth $9.5 million.

Friday, 4:11 pm: The Kings have may have lost Beverley, but they quickly signed another point guard, bringing Rajon Rondo to Sacramento on a one-year deal, per Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears.

Friday, 4:04 pm: Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that restricted free agent Patrick Beverley will go back to Houston on a four-year, $25 million deal. Beverley joins the rapidly growing list of players who have rejected the Sacramento Kings in free agency.

Friday, 3:32 pm: Marc Stein of ESPN reports that the Sacramento Kings never made a serious offer to Corey Brewer, and that Brewer had been hoping he would return to Houston.

Friday, 3:09 pm: Basketball Insiders' Alex Kennedy reports that Patrick Beverley and the Sacramento Kings are engaged in talks and may be reaching an agreement soon.

Friday, 3:04 pm: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has Corey Brewer returning to the Houston Rockets.

Friday, 2:30 pm: Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports reports that the Mavericks have snagged Richard Jefferson.

Friday, 12:41 pm: Marc Stein of ESPN reports that the Dallas Mavericks are about to sign DeAndre Jordan. This is the last step to Robin Lopez joining the New York Knicks.

The terms are in:

Friday, 12:18 pm: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that Gary Neal has signed a cheap, 1-year deal with the Washington Wizards.

Friday, 11:39 am: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles reports that Marco Belinelli has signed with the Kings

Friday, 8:51 am: ESPN's Chris Broussard reports that the Knicks will bring in free agents Derrick Williams and Corey Brewer Friday.

Friday, 8:41 am: Rajon Rondo will be meeting with the Kings through this afternoon.

Friday, 8:29 am: The Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones reports that if the Kings can't secure Rajon Rondo, a trade for Deron Williams might be another possibility for point guard help.

Friday, 8:19 am: The Washington Wizards are shopping Nene.

Friday, 8:01 am: The Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurts are making a push for David West.

Friday, 7:17 am: The Sacramento Kings have set their sights on Josh Smith and Lou Williams.

Thursday, 8:51 pm: ESPN's Ramona Shelburne has reported that the Los Angeles Lakers did touch base with free agent guard Rajon Rondo earlier today.

Thursday, 8:19 pm: Alex Kennedy has reported that many of the mid-tier free agents are waiting for the "stars" to make their decisions before verbally agreeing to contracts of their own.

Thursday, 7:27 pm: ESPN's Marc Stein has reported that free agent David West will most likely end up with the San Antonio Spurs or the Washington Wizards.

Thursday, 7:18 pm: Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears releases the details of free agent Lavoy Allen's deal with the Indiana Pacers.

Thursday, 6:52 pm: Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reveals the members of the Los Angeles Clippers organization that are present at the team's meeting with DeAndre Jordan.