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LaMarcus Aldridge | Center/Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 260
College: Texas
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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, LaMarcus Aldridge will sign a four-year, $80 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs.
First things first, the Spurs are going to be scary next season. Tim Duncan will likely slide over to center to allow Aldridge to play at the four, and this could also mean that Duncan will be more willing to re-sign for a couple more years. The Spurs tend to monitor their starter's minutes down the stretch, so it's not unreasonable to think that Aldridge could see a slight dip in production next season. Regardless, Aldridge will be an elite asset in fantasy leagues. Jul 4 - 12:09 PM

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LaMarcus Aldridge currently has no more planned meetings and will take a couple days to digest it all, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

There are a lot of players and teams waiting on LaMarcus, but we might not get word of his decision until Monday. Teams have been saying Aldridge has been asking some very tough questions about hoops, so some credit should probably go to Terry Stotts.
Jul 3 - 1:12 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich is looking for another meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge on Friday or Saturday.

Additionally, Pat Riley encouraged LaMarcus to sign a short deal, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. Aldridge is reportedly done with meeting teams, but maybe he'll give the Spurs another chance like he did with the Lakers. The Spurs are still the favorites.
Jul 3 - 12:11 PM

Despite Pat Riley's meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge going longer than expected on Thursday night, the Spurs and Mavs reportedly remain the frontrunners for acquiring LaMarcus Aldridge's services.

The Suns are also in the mix, but it sounds like Miami won't be a realistic option for Aldridge. He's running out of teams to meet and re-meet with, so an official decision from the unrestricted free agent should be coming relatively soon.
Jul 3 - 11:08 AM

The Spurs, Suns and Mavs are "out front" to sign LaMarcus Aldridge, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

The Mavs are interesting here, but they're likely way behind the Spurs and Suns. Aldridge is having dinner with Pat Riley and he's already met with the Lakers. Hopefully, LaMarcus comes to a decision soon, but he's certainly getting his share of meetings and free meals.
Jul 3 - 12:09 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge has cancelled his meeting with the Knicks.

Aldridge's meeting with the Knicks was cancelled once LaMarcus realized that they wanted him to play center in New York, which is reportedly something he adamantly opposes. He will, however, have a second meeting with the Lakers on Thursday. Aldridge felt that the first meeting with the Lakers was too focused on non-basketball things, and the Lakers would like to rectify that. Mitch Kupchak and Byron Scott will participate in the pitch, but it still feels like they're a long shot to woo LaMarcus.
Jul 2 - 4:46 PM

The Heat have reportedly emerged as suitors in the LaMarcus Aldridge sweepstakes.

This is an interesting report, as Miami would have to part ways with a few players in order to create the space to sign Aldridge. It'll be interesting to see how far this develops, but right now, Miami's odds don't seem great. Phoenix and San Antonio remain the most likely destinations for LaMarcus.
Jul 2 - 4:15 PM

With Thursday's salary-shedding move sending away the contracts of Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger, the Suns appear to be making a strong push to sign unrestricted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge.

While the Suns have no guarantees that Aldridge will sign in Phoenix, his intrigue with the organization has motivated them to ramp up their efforts. LaMarcus also has scheduled another meeting with the Lakers for Thursday, so it doesn't sound like he'll be making an official decision today. While the Suns did shed some create some cap space with Thursday's trade, they'll still need to unload a few more assets (Markieff Morris and P.J. Tucker) to realistically be able to sign Aldridge.
Jul 2 - 4:09 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge is unlikely to sign with the Toronto Raptors, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

Aldridge (David) reports that Aldridge (LaMarcus) had a good meeting with the Raptors, but is unlikely to sign with the team. With the Lakers, Blazers, and Raptors all rumored to be out on the big man, that leaves the Spurs, Mavericks, Rockets, Suns, and Knicks competing for his services. We'll provide updates as they become available, but wherever he lands, Aldridge is poised to provide solid second-round value in fantasy drafts.
Jul 2 - 11:00 AM

Trail Blazers assistant coach Kim Hughes said LaMarcus Aldridge isn't coming back to Portland.

In a surprisingly open statement that his bosses likely won't be happy about, Hughes said that Aldridge won't be re-signing with the Trail Blazers. "Well, people don't realize we just went young," Hughes said while speaking about a bigger role for Meyes Leonard. "We didn't publicize it, but we lost LaMarcus Aldridge. It hasn't been declared yet, but I'm sure he won't come back. We will go young." Hughes isn't believed to have any personnel power within the Blazers organization, but he may have even less power after spilling the beans on this one.
Jul 2 - 10:44 AM

The Suns "have legitimately closed the gap in pursuit of LaMarcus Aldridge," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

ESPN's Marc Stein reported this a few hours ago, so the talk of the Suns having a chance at LMA is very real. That said, the Spurs are still the favorites. The Suns are going to have to use a number of players and their trade exception to get a deal done because they are out of cap space. Additionally, LMA is not expected to make a decision tonight.
Jul 1 - 8:22 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge is unlikely to make a decision on Wednesday night and he says he wants to hear what the Knicks have to say in their meeting.

If the Knicks somehow wind up getting LMA, they'll need to have the best presentation in the history of NBA free agency and maybe even presentations. For now, it seems like the Spurs are the favorites with the Suns making a nice little push now.
Jul 1 - 6:59 PM

The Suns have "moved into a contending position" to sign LaMarcus Aldridge, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

There are some things helping the Suns here. Newly-added assistant coach Earl Watson was close to LMA while with the Blazers and was at the meeting with him, the Suns could potentially offer more money than the non-Blazer teams in a sign-and-trade deal, and they also have a $5.5 million trade exception from the Goran Dragic trade. Yes, San Antonio is the favorite, but the Suns are interesting to say the least. They also have a slew of guards to offer in a trade.
Jul 1 - 6:24 PM

The Lakers will not be signing LaMarcus Aldridge, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times.

According to this credible report, Aldridge disliked the basketball part of the presentation, which is a fairly important part of basketball free agency. The Lakers were considered as the No. 2 team to land Aldridge, so the Spurs' chances are looking even better.
Jul 1 - 4:37 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge is planning to finish his meetings before making a decision.

There are multiple reports that he's very impressed with the Spurs. Considering the Spurs have already moved Tiago Splitter in order to get Aldridge, they are the favorites to land him. Of course, the Suns could sneak in there with the possibility of a sign-and-trade, which may include Eric Bledsoe.
Jul 1 - 4:30 PM