Exclusive The official Lamarcus Aldridge free agency thread

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  1. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Figured a thread strictly for his free agency might be apt. We can keep track of teams that are interested in him and their pitches.

    To start, here's stuff that has come up lately.

     
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    4yrs 80 mil from Lakers
     
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    Apparently 29 teams are in the mix for LA...
     
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    Wait a minute. Did they just say DeAndre and LMA?!?! Do they have the cap space to give both max offers?!?!
     
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    And the Knicks of course.

    Is 4/80 even the max??
     
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    So if LMA stays, would that count as "being able to land marquee free agents?"
     
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    I believe so. I think Aldridge's max starts at 20 mil
     
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    Lakers have space for one max and a low MLE level if they clear as much as possible
     
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    So why the hell would they assume they can get both DeAndre and Aldridge?
     
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    Talk about a depressing thread to read
     
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    Hence the consolidation to one thread, instead of the whole forum :(
     
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    Someone should tweet:

    "UPDATE: Portland can STILL offer the most years and money."

    Every day at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, and 9pm.
     
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    If he chooses NY, I can't see it but he does, we need to find a way to get Kristap since the city and their fans didn't want him anyways.
     
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    Only depressing. If Aldridge leaves. If he stays, it's really nice to organize all things you can gloat on.
     
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    When that one rumor from ESPN came out saying that LMA doesn't want to play in the NW anymore I think that means he's forcing PA to move the team to Vegas.

    He'll remain a Blazer but he won't play in Portland.
     
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    Not to me.
     
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    What if he took less than Max?
     
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    Nope. My view on it is that I would count it when signing a player with no ties to the organization. Just signing someone because they want to come here rather than somewhere else.

    Not saying mine is right and everyone elses is wrong, just how I view that
     
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