The Los Angeles Lakers are no longer in the list. After telling them “thanks, but no thanks” on Wednesday, LaMarcus Aldridge heading towards San Antonio Spurs is a popular assumption. But of late there are new developments. The Phoenix Suns have made rapid progress to challenge the Spurs in the mission “hunt-Aldridge,” according to ESPN. The Lakers came into free agency with high hopes of signing Aldridge, but this certainly will not be looking good for Kobe Bryant as he already has a reputation as someone players don’t want to partner with.
Interesting, but not surprising. On Wednesday, the Suns brought in veteran Tyson Chandler to accelerate their run for Aldridge. With their young roster on the cards, a move to Suns won’t be unfruitful for the big-man.
Still, whether they can finally rope in the former Trail Blazers star remains to be seen, as it’s easiest for the Spurs to convince Aldridge the reason he would win here with Tim Duncan and Co.
For now, it’s a two-team race to sign Aldridge, but the Trail Blazers are also lurking in the background to bring him back.