Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz on LaMarcus Aldridge, Plan B Options and More

July 4th, 2015 by Sean ODonnell Leave a reply »

Not much has worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers early in the 2015 NBA free-agency period. The team set its sights on a multitude of top-tier players, including DeAndre Jordan, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love, with practically zero success.

Love agreed to a five-year, $110 million contract to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers, while Jordan just recently announced an agreement with the Dallas Mavericks that will keep him in Texas for four years on about $80 million, according to Marc Stein and Tim MacMahon of And then there's the case of Aldridge.

The Lakers completely botched their first meeting with the big man, failing to fully discuss the basketball aspects of the pitch. Interestingly enough, the team was granted a second chance with the power forward, and while its pitch was better, it still fell short, according to a tweet from Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:

So, Aldridge is likely out. That's not a good sign for a team that's coming off yet another dismal season and looking to surround Kobe Bryant with viable weapons for what may be the future Hall of Famer's final sea ...

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