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NBA Free Agency: Lakers granted second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge, cancels Knicks meeting, according to report

LaMarcus Aldridge will give the Lakers another chance to make their case.

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The Los Angeles Lakers want another chance to make their free agency pitch to LaMarcus Aldridge, and the All-Star big man has agreed to sit down with the franchise again, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. It's unclear what has changed on the Lakers' side, but Aldridge's willingness to hear out Mitch Kupchak and the front office again makes for an interesting fold.

Aldridge has yet to make his free agency decision, and teams around the league continue to pursue him. The Phoenix Suns are working toward clearing additional salary space in order to create enough room to offer him a maximum-level contract without working out a sign-and-trade with the Trail Blazers. The Spurs have been on hold after locking in their core and making their pitch. The Miami Heat have now emerged as a new suitor as well, according to Wojnarowski.

The Lakers' first pitch was not received well by Aldridge, though conflicting reports sprouted out the following morning. Los Angeles has been silent in free agency since meeting with Greg Monroe -- who's since signed with the Milwaukee Bucks -- and DeAndre Jordan.

Here's what reporters around the NBA are saying about Round 2 with Aldridge:

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