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NBA Free Agency News and Rumors 2015: Los Angeles Lakers ready on acquiring LaMarcus Aldridge, reportedly offering 4-year, $80 million contract

The Los Angeles Lakers are well-known to acquire the best free-agents in the market. While there were rumors about the Lakers intention to get DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento, it is reported that they are interested on All-star LaMarcus Aldridge.

Mike Bresnahan of LA Times reported that the Lakers will offer Aldridge a four-year, $80 million contract.

One of the biggest names in this year’s NBA free agency would be Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge. The star forward is not expected to re-sign with the team, according to several people close to him, ESPN Marc Stein reports.

According to ESPN, one of the reasons why Aldridge is expected to be out of Portland and to test free agency is because he doesn’t believe the Blazers can get other top free agents to make the team more competitive in nature. Also, he feels that he was underappreciated by the organization and that he is simply looking for a new home.

Aldrige has played for the Blazers for nine years and he wants to have a new environment.

The Blazers have anticipated that Aldridge will take another route in his career that they pulled off a trade on Nicolas Batum, in which it is one of the indications that Aldridge would be leaving.

Aldridge has numbers of teams to choose from but he “is actually thinking more and more about a free-agent jump to the Lakers”. Aldridge will have to play with lesser talents, except that Kobe Bryant is healthy. The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to enhance their roster and it is reported that they are talking with the Sacramento Kings of a possible trade to acquire DeMarcus Cousins. If Aldridge will formally express his intention to play in LA, then the Lakers will not be attempting to get DeMarcus Cousins. The best thing is that the Lakers can have them both.

The San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks are also interested to have Aldridge, who averaged 23.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.0 block in 2014-2015 season.

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