Lakers News: Latest Rumors on LaMarcus Aldridge, David Lee and More

The Los Angeles Lakers have yet to make a big splash in the NBA's free-agency period, as they look to rebuild a franchise that isn't used to being bottom-dwellers.

They still have their sights set on a number of targets and will be in talks for plenty of available all-star talent. 

Continue below for some of the latest updates on some of Los Angeles' top priorities.


LaMarcus Aldridge LaMarcus Aldridge seems to believe in second in chances, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski:

The announcement comes a day after Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times reported that Aldridge would not be signing with the Lakers after their first meeting on Tuesday. A meeting that included a pitch from Kobe Bryant: 

ESPN's Chris Broussard reported that the Lakers focused more on the glamour of living in Los Angeles more than an actual plan on how things were going to play out on the court. 

With a second attempt, the Lakers will have to try to wow Aldridge, who is being pursued by the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and now the Phoenix Suns according to the Arizona Republic's Paul Coro.

Phoenix made a big-time move to show Aldridge that it is serious about pursuing him by trading Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock to the Detroit Pistons on Thursday for a 2020 second-round pick. The trade clears space to sign the forward, according to Wojnarowski. 

Yet Jabari Young of CSN Northwest reports that "the Spurs remain at the top of Aldridge’s list."

It's going to be difficult for any team to out-smart the likes of Gregg Popovich and the Spurs, but the Lakers will have to make their second chance with Aldridge about basketball and how his arrival in Los Angeles could deliver yet another championship to the purple and gold.


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