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1hRamona Shelburne

Sources: Aldridge to meet Lakers, Rockets first

The Lakers and Rockets will get the first opportunities to meet with LaMarcus Aldridge shortly after the free-agency period officially begins at 9:01 p.m. PT Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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15hMarc Stein and Mike Mazzeo

Sources: Lopez, Young expected to stay Nets

Rival teams interested in free agents Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young are increasingly convinced they have no shot at luring either one away from the incumbent Nets, according to league sources.

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22hTim MacMahon

Pitchman Chandler Parsons embracing challenge

If Chandler Parsons convinces DeAndre Jordan to leave L.A. for Dallas, it will prove his claim that he's the NBA's best recruiter.

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Pop: Don't wake me up for free agency

NBA free agency starts at midnight tonight, and coaches will immediately begin to pursue free agents ... well, coaches who aren't named Gregg Popovich. The Spurs coach, 66, told the San Antonio Express-News: "I'm not calling anyone at midnight. I'll be in bed. And if that’s the difference in someone coming or not coming, then I don't want them.”

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NBA big men changing places

Over the past 3 seasons, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love and DeMarcus Cousins are the only 3 players to average 20 PPG and 10 RPG. All 3 could change teams, either in a trade (Cousins) or via free agency (Aldridge, Love).

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Countdown to the Body Issue: 6 days

Blake Griffin in the 2011 Body Issue was a slam dunk, as the new issue out July 6 is sure to be.

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Scottie Pippen: I was LeBron before LeBron

"They want to compare him to the greatest whether it be Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson, but he's more closer to myself. It's natural for folks to say that, but if you look at how he plays the game and how I played the game, you'll see more similarities with us." (via Northeast Ohio Media Group)

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Green willing to work with Warriors

Draymond Green can get a contract starting at $15.8M this season but is willing to take less than the maximum to remain with the Warriors, sources told the San Jose Mercury News. The two sides will meet at 9:01 p.m. PT on Tuesday to try and reach an agreement.