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The Herd: Kobe's role in Lakers' free agency (1:37)
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Sources: Monroe chooses max deal with Bucks

Free-agent power forward Greg Monroe will sign a maximum contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, sources confirmed to ESPN's Chris Broussard on Thursday.

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Aldridge unimpressed by Lakers (2:00)
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Kobe Bryant sends message on Twitter

In the wake of reports that LaMarcus Aldridge was not impressed with the basketball portion of the Lakers' free agency presentation, Kobe Bryant tweeted a not-so-happy meme. Kobe upset with reports?

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Kobe Bryant sends message on Twitter

In the wake of reports that LaMarcus Aldridge was not impressed with the basketball portion of the Lakers' free agency presentation, Kobe Bryant tweeted a not-so-happy meme. Kobe upset with reports?

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Aldridge not impressed with Lakers (2:52)
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Sources: Aldridge not impressed by Lakers

Less than 24 hours after meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge, the Lakers are "stunned" to hear that Aldridge was less than impressed by their presentation, a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

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Ed Davis has rebuilt his value

Davis has a limited skillset for the Lakers, but he's a fine reserve for a team that runs regular pick-and-rolls. Kevin Pelton ranks Davis No. 25 among his top 30 free agents. Top 30 statistical free agents (Insider)

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Wade's plans in free agency (0:52)
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Who are DeAndre Jordan's suitors?

ESPN's Chris Broussard said it's probably a 2-team race: "The Knicks have a great pitch, 'Hey, come to the East, you can dominate.' ... Realistically it's Dallas and the Lakers."

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Where will DeAndre Jordan sign? (0:40)

Broussard: Aldridge too busy

Chris Broussard on LaMarcus Aldridge's free agency: "He's meeting with too many teams. ... It's going to be the Spurs or the Lakers." (via Mike & Mike)

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Source: Lakers' meeting with Aldridge goes well

The Los Angeles Lakers were the first to sit down with LaMarcus Aldridge when free agency opened Tuesday night, and their meeting lasted nearly two hours, sources told ESPN.com.

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Lakers set for sitdown with Love, sources say

The Lakers will meet with free agent Kevin Love later this week, according to league sources. One source said the Lakers have heard Love is likely to re-sign with the Cavs but still want to meet.

Lakers' itinerary set for Aldridge

Los Angeles will meet with LaMarcus Aldridge at 9 p.m. PT in L.A. The team is sending: Jeanie Buss, Kobe, Byron Scott, James Worthy, general manager Mitch Kupchak, Jim Buss, assistant GM Glenn Carraro, senior VP of finance Tim Harris and executives from AEG and TIme Warner Cable to woo the free agent big man.

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Ed Davis helped himself last season

Ed Davis showcased himself well last season with Julius Randle sidelined. Davis finishes at the rim, rebounds on both ends and blocks shots, writes Amin Elhassan. Free-agent Big Board 2.0 (Insider)

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Looking at how Aldridge fits with his potential new teams

The 4-time All-Star is going to visit 7 teams as he seeks a free agent deal. Check out how his strengths align with the needs of his potential teams.

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Do the Lakers still appeal to big stars?

-- "It's a close call," said one NBA agent, "but probably not, only because it seems players are valuing other things these days a lot more."
-- "They still have an edge," one executive said, "but not like they used to." What's changed

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Holmes: Lakers' offseason allure still strong?

The Lakers head into an important offseason, but does their brand have as much power as in years past? Baxter Holmes and Larry Coon look at the hurdles the glamour franchise faces in today's NBA.

LaMarcus Aldridge a hot commodity

Want to talk with the free agent? You better get in line.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game98.519th
Rebounds Per Game43.912th
Assists Per Game20.921st
Points Allowed105.329th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329
2012-134537.548
2011-124125.621
2010-115725.695

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