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Sources: Aldridge to meet Lakers, Rockets first

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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