Spurs FA tracker: Duncan to return; Aldridge meeting with Heat
SAN ANTONIO – Day 2 of NBA free-agency is underway. The Spurs have already made a splash by agreeing to deals to re-sign Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, and trade Tiago Splitter to the Hawks.
All eyes are now on LaMarcus Aldridge's decision. Here are the latest developments:
9:25 p.m. UPDATE: The Aldridge sweepstakes looks to be headed to Day 3. Forward David West continues to show heavy interest in the Spurs.
ESPN sources say David West is most likely to wind up with one of two teams after leaving Indiana: San Antonio or Washington— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 3, 2015
I can tell you this: David West walked away from $12.6 million. He knows who he wants to play for, and he's not going to rush into anything.— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) July 3, 2015
6:40 p.m. UPDATE: And yet another twist. Portland pushing hard to re-sign Aldridge.
Listening to Lakers again? Granting Pat Riley a dinner date? Keeping Spurs on hold? Moving Suns up the list? All suggests LMA is either ...— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 2, 2015
All suggests LMA either struggling with the decision -- which gives Blazers fresh hope -- or that he's reveling in this un-Spurs-ian process— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 2, 2015
Another wrinkle in LaMarcus Aldridge sweepstakes: Damian Lillard is heading to LA to convince his teammate to stay- http://t.co/jOQ7UohXTB— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 2, 2015
6:20 p.m. UPDATE: Not sure we'll see a decision from Aldridge tonight.
Beyond Blazers, only contender for Aldridge that he's clear about organization, about role for him: Spurs. Everyone else, still questions.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2015
5:30 p.m. UPDATE: The chase for LaMarcus Aldridge has gotten more interesting. The Lakers got a second meeting and now the Miami Heat are in the mix.
LaMarcus Aldridge's meeting with Miami tonight will be a dinner with Pat Riley, sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 2, 2015
Yahoo Sources: After first meeting goes awry, Lakers granted second chance with free agent LaMarcus Aldridge. http://t.co/sLE4vqSqUH— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2015
Yahoo Sources: The Phoenix Suns unload three players to Detroit, clearing space for energized Aldridge pursuit. http://t.co/saaz83tB6E— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2015
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Tim Duncan reportedly returning, according to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News. Could an Aldridge decision be coming soon?
Recruiting trip for Aldridge produced for #Spurs: Per Tim Duncan ... 'Finally had a chance to talk with Pop; I'll be on court next year.'— Mike Monroe (@Monroe_SA) July 2, 2015
1 p.m. UPDATE: Read this article earlier this morning from USA Today's Sam Amick. David West interested in signing with San Antonio for a reduced contract.
Rumbling to follow in free agency frenzy: David West's championship-level targets are, well, the last two champs - http://t.co/i53TTF4Oy2— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 2, 2015
12:30 p.m. UPDATE: Not a bad pay day for Aron Baynes.
Hearing that the Aron Baynes deal with Detroit is along the lines of Brandan Wright's new pact with Memphis and could rise as high as $20M— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 2, 2015
12:10 p.m. UPDATE: We all knew the Spurs depth would take a hit during this free-agency period. This is the first deal to directly affect a Spurs bench player.
ESPN sources say Pistons have struck verbal agreement w/Aron Baynes to sign C away from Spurs on three-year deal (player option after YR 2)— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 2, 2015
10:10 a.m. UPDATE: Spurs' Plan B apparently headed elsewhere.
Free agent Greg Monroe will sign a maximum contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2015
9 a.m. UPDATE: LaMarcus Aldridge met with the Raptors this morning.
Raptors did well in meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge, but it is unlikely he picks the Raptors, per source.— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) July 2, 2015
6 a.m. UPDATE: The Spurs fall back plan just in case Aldridge signs somewhere else could be Greg Monroe.
Would guess he would be Spurs LMA fall-back, but that's a mighty big domino to topple.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 2, 2015
5 a.m. UPDATE: Good recap by Grantland's Zach Lowe about a wild Day 1 of NBA free agency. Several good points about the Spurs.
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