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Sources: Aldridge, Lakers to meet for 2nd time

Highly coveted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will take a second meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers and will meet with Pat Riley of the Miami Heat, according to sources.

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Could David Lee be Knicks' backup plan?

As they continue their search for a big man in free agency, the Knicks have discussed the possibility of bringing back David Lee, a source said.


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Jeanie Buss on Kobe Bryant’s future: "What I've made clear is only Kobe Bryant can decide when Kobe Bryant is done playing basketball."

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Deal details for Lopez/Knicks remain unclear, but he's prepared to go to NYC as long as there's still an opening there after DeAndre decides

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ESPN sources say Robin Lopez has chosen Knicks over Lakers and will join NYK as long as DeAndre Jordan, as expected, chooses Clips or Mavs

Wade betting on himself with 1-year deal

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne discusses Dwyane Wade's one-year, $20 million deal with Miami: “I can see why this deal makes sense -- they’re sort of giving him back some of the money he’s left on the table. But he did not get the long-term stability he was looking for."


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ESPN sources say David West is most likely to wind up with one of two teams after leaving Indiana: San Antonio or Washington

Jeanie: Jim will resign if rebuild fails

Lakers team president Jeanie Buss has said that the team is rebuilding under a deadline. Specifically, she has said, the Lakers need to make a deep run in the playoffs within three years or her brother, Jim, will step down from his post as president of basketball operations. Timeline still in place

Latest NBA offseason news

  • Suns agree to trade three players to Pistons to clear cap space (via multiple reporters)
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  • Sources: Kings offer Wes Matthews 3-yr/$45M deal (via Marc Stein)
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LeBron worth $60M? Maybe ...

Kurt Badenhausen, a senior editor at Forbes says: "Jordan was getting paid $33 million, and that was 30 percent of the Bulls' revenue back then. If you look at 30 percent of the Cavs' revenue, that's $60 million, and I think you can certainly justify LeBron being worth that." Imagining a cap-free NBA

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But ESPN sources say Dallas is Wes Matthews' preferred destination -- over both Kings and Raptors -- and that Mavs are favorites to land him

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ESPN sources say that the Sacramento Kings have offered Wes Matthews a three-year deal in the $45 million range

Suns split up Morris twins, trade Marcus

Markieff and Marcus played 4 years together at Kansas, and after being apart their rookie season in the NBA, have played together on the Suns since 2012-13. Markieff has shot 49.5% from the field in his NBA career with his brother on court with him, and 43.9% with his brother off court. Marcus was sent to Detroit.

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Kenyon Martin calls it a career

The former No. 1 overall pick told Yahoo: "Thanks to all the fans that supported me over the years. But a time does come when you have to walk away, and the time is now for me. I'm ready for the next chapter of my life."

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Aron Baynes @aronbaynes

Thank you @spurs family. Appreciate the support over the last 3 years. I loved my time & will always remember the great team & community.

No typical Thursday night for Aldridge

It's been an eventful day for the prized free agent -- and it's still going on.

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Clippers' meeting with DeAndre Jordan is about to begin. It will be his last meeting. I'm hearing Jordan could make a decision by tomorrow.