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Lakers Free Agency Rumors: Kobe Bryant not attending DeAndre Jordan, Greg Monroe meetings

It sounds like Kobe is done recruiting free agents for now.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant will not attend the Los Angeles Lakers' meetings with unrestricted free agent big men Greg Monroe and DeAndre Jordan, according to Bill Oram of the Orange County register. Bryant did attend the Lakers' meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge in the opening hours of free agency, which reportedly went well, but it sounds like that will be the extent of his involvement in the free agency process as of this time. According to Broderick Turner of the LA Times, Bryant did call Jordan to attempt to lure him to the Lakers.

Bryant being through with his role in the recruiting process is not surprising, as he has rarely taken part in the Lakers free agency courting. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has also said that Bryant's future will not alter the team's plans to rebuild, so it also makes some sense that a player who will likely only play one more season would not be involved in bringing in players that will likely be signing multi-year deals.

After meeeting with Aldridge Tuesday night, the Lakers will spend Wednesday in meetings with Monroe and Jordan, and the team has also expressed interest in Jordan Hill and Ed Davis in the opening hours of free agency as they look to fill their void in the middle.

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