Update: Here's a pic of Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich with Aldridge at lunch:
The Oregonian's John Canzano reports that Gregg Popovich wants another meeting with Aldridge, per sources.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich looking for another meeting w LaMarcus Aldridge today or tomorrow, per source.— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) July 3, 2015
The meeting comes on the heels of Aldridge's second meeting with Los Angeles on Thursday. Reports are out that Aldridge was not "wooed" by the Lakers' second attempt, which was reportedly about just basketball.
Sources said Lakers had a" good presentation" with LaMarcus Aldridge Thursday, but Lakers "don't think he was wooed" by it.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 3, 2015
Canzano also reports that Aldridge's final decision could come soon.
Insiders expect LaMarcus Aldridge decision won’t drag out much longer. Spurs still feel like he’s going to be in San Antonio.— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) July 3, 2015
ESPN's Marc Stein elaborates:
Latest on LaMarcus Aldridge: ESPN sources say no visits to other cities CURRENTLY planned. LMA likely to take a couple days to digest it all— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2015
And talks more about Aldridge's visit with the Miami Heat last night.
As for last night's LMA dinner with Miami: One observer concedes odds highly against Heat pulling off the needed S&T ... but "Riley is good"— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2015
Also, if you're into reading tea leaves, Damian Lillard posted this on his Facebook page this morning. Thanks to cookieman314 for the find.
Nevertheless, Sam Amico is still rooting for the Blazers.
And Pat Riley plays that slimy guy in the corner:
Rival execs think Pat Riley's message to LaMarcus Aldridge last night was essentially where ever u sign go short & I'll be back next summer.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 3, 2015
And Marc Spears of YahooSports quotes a team rep with a huge compliment for Aldridge.
A rep on NBA team in LaMarcus sweepstakes said he perhaps asked the best & most intelligent questions of any free agent they ever met with.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 3, 2015