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Spurs FA tracker: Race to sign Aldridge heats up; Green, Leonard agree to deals with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO – The NBA's 2015 free-agent extravaganza is underway. KSAT is following the developments right here. Here are the latest updates.

9 p.m. UPDATE: LaMarcus Aldridge is not expected to make a decision tonight, according to reports. But stay with KSAT for the latest during sports on the Nightbeat and tomorrow throughout the day.

7 p.m. UPDATE: Are the Suns real factors to sign Aldridge? Sources say there are. Stay tuned.

6 p.m. UPDATE: Suns have suddenly moved into contention in the Aldridge sweepstakes. Spurs meeting reportedly went well.

3:40 p.m. UPDATE: It appears Lakers lost out on Aldridge

2:18 p.m. UPDATE: Spurs feel good about Aldridge but have Plan B

1:45 p.m. UPDATE: Good article on how today's moves affect the Spurs salary cap situation moving forward as they try to lock up Aldridge.

 

— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) July 1, 2015

At @yahooBDL: Danny Green takes $45M to stay with Spurs, starts recruiting LaMarcus Aldridge. http://t.co/7MMzSQSAFK pic.twitter.com/jMb6uDelIS

1 p.m UPDATE: LaMarcus Aldridge's meeting with the Lakers apparently did not go as well as initially reported. He is still scheduled to meet with the Suns today after he's done with the Spurs. But it would be hard to turn down playing in a starting lineup that also has Duncan, Leonard, Green and Parker. It would arguably be the best starting lineup in the league. Stay tuned.

— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 1, 2015

Been told Suns are still scheduled to meet with LaMarcus Aldridge today after he's done with Spurs. Phoenix still thinks it has a shot.

12:20 p.m. UPDATE: Green took a big discount to stay in San Antonio compared to the deals signed by other players at his level. DeMarre Carroll is getting $60M and Khris Middleton will get nearly $70M. Check out this tweet by NBA insider David Aldridge about Green staying. 

— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 1, 2015

 

Asked Danny Green why he's staying in SA. His answer: "the family." Don't know if that's Spurs or blood...which explains why SA keeps guys.

11:40 a.m. UPDATE: Free-agency is moving fast and furious for the Spurs. Grantland's Zach Lowe says all signs pointing to Spurs getting Aldridge. Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski tweets the Spurs are currently meeting with Aldridge.

— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 1, 2015

Some rival execs beginning to operate under assumption LMA to Spurs is happening. Dallas considered frontrunner for Wes Matthews.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015

Spurs are walking into the LaMarcus Aldridge meeting right now, armed with Danny Green, cap space and frontrunner status on luring Aldridge.

11:25 a.m. UPDATE: Green confirms resigning with Spurs:

— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) July 1, 2015

Looks like I'm back for four more years SA!!! #210

10:55 a.m. UPDATE: Spurs trade Splitter to Hawks:

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015

The San Antonio Spurs have traded center Tiago Splitter to the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

10:45 am UPDATE: Danny Green to resign with Spurs, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard:

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 1, 2015

Sources: Danny Green has agreed to a 4 year, $45 million deal with the Spurs

9:30 AM UPDATE: Sacramento also set to contact Green. USA Today's Sam Amick says "Spurs may lose him." 

— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2015

Danny Green's first call this evening, I'm told, was from Detroit Pistons. Sacramento, many others coming his way. Spurs may lose him.

7:30 AM UPDATE: Source says Lakers meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge went "really well."

— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2015

Always hard to gauge how a meeting really went, but Lakers felt better about this mtg w/ Aldridge than they did w/ Dwight or Melo.

7 AM UPDATE: Pistons contact Danny Green as free agency begins. Green reported to be one of Pistons top targets.

4 AM UPDATE: Charlotte and Golden State are both interested in Marco Belinelli. Yahoo! Sports reports the Hornets can offer Belinelli the mid-level exception.

3:30 AM UPDATE: The recruiting race for LaMarcus Aldridge began late Tuesday night as the Rockets and Lakers were both expected to meet with All-Star forward. Coach Popovich, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are expected to meet with Aldridge today.

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 1, 2015

Sources: James Harden will join Kevin McHale, Daryl Morey & Exec VP Gersson Rosas in Rockets' meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge tonight in LA

12:30 AM UPDATE: The Spurs wasted no time agreeing in principal to a max deal with restricted free-agent Kawhi Leonard. 

The deal, reported by Yahoo! Sports, will be for 5-years and $90 million plus when it is officially signed by Leonard and his representatives.

Yahoo! Sports reports the final details of the contract still need to be worked out over the next few days, but Leonard issued a statement that read in part: "I have every intention of signing with the San Antonio Spurs."

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015

Yahoo Sources: Kawhi Leonard, Spurs agree to framework of a maximum contract extension. http://t.co/f1738GRRli


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