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Sources: Aldridge to visit 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 PT Tuesday in Los Angeles.

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1mIan Begley

Melo reached out to Porzingis, says brother Janis

Carmelo Anthony reached out to Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks' first-round draft pick, on Saturday after reports of Melo's frustration surfaced, according to Porzingis' older brother, Janis.

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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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12hTim 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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L.A.'s Aldridge's meeting grounds

The Lakers and Rockets will get first shot at LaMarcus Aldridge, with meetings in Los Angeles as free agency begins Tuesday night. Aldridge will also meet with the Spurs, Mavs, Suns, Raptors and Knicks later in the week, sources tell ESPN. Blazers' return 'very unlikely'

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Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

As he said over and over, Draymond Green is mtg w/ Warriors first before setting any other mtgs. If it goes well, he won't schedule any more

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Lakers & Rockets get the first crack at LaMarcus on Tuesday night. Spurs, Mavs, Suns, Raptors are in Wednesday. Knicks on Thursday.

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Lakers calls when free agency begins Tuesday at 9:01 pm PT will be interesting. They'll talk to Aldridge, Monroe, Love, DJ, Gasol ASAP

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

That said, I think there might be more Biyombo interest on Twitter than in real NBA. 1 team mentioned often --BOS-- not super interested yet

Ian Begley @IanBegley

#Knicks "want to be in" the mix for FA guard Danny Green, per league sources. Green's interest in NYK is unclear at this point.

No qualifying offer for Biyombo

Charlotte did not tender Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent as of July 1, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. The 22-year-old big man averaged 4.8 PPG and 6.4 RPG last season. Hornets pass on QO

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Nance: 'Terrified' of Kobe's reaction

"I was nervous to send [Kobe Bryant] a long message and then just get an 'Okay,' or not a response at all. I'm just so, so glad he handled that in the manner he did. I still could be up here with a stomach in my knot, or a knot in my stomach. But he did a terrific job and I can't thank him enough for forgiving me." He's 'Mr. Bryant' to me

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Trail Blazers @trailblazers

"I've gotten a lot of love from fans on social media these past few days." -- Gerald Henderson on initial thoughts of Portland

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Only top-10 picks in last 25 yrs to win multiple NBA titles w/ team that drafted them: Dwyane Wade, Tim Duncan and... Andrew Bynum.

Magic finalize Hezonja buyout

The Magic announced they've finalized the buyout of Mario Hezonja's contract with FC Barcelona, clearing the way for the No. 5 pick in the draft to come to the NBA this season.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Dwyane Wade has the 4th-most career points among active players who have played their entire career w/ 1 team (Kobe, Dirk, Duncan).