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LaMarcus Aldridge reportedly wants to join the LA Lakers

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The NBA is going in to overdrive as free agency draws ever closer, with some big names potentially moving around.

It was revealed yesterday that Dwyane Wade has decided to opt out of his deal with the Miami Heat, while stars like DeAndre Jordan, Jimmy Butler and Paul Millsap could start the 2015-16 season in new colors.

But there is one star who's future could take up a lot of talk and column inches, LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Aldridge is expected to leave Portland to pursue other opportunities as an unrestricted free agent this summer, with the San Antonio Spurs being reported as near the top of his destination wish list.

The Lakers are in the mix as well, and according to a recent report from Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, L.A. may in fact be the front runner to acquire the All-Star Aldridge and his services.

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Los Angeles can be a very appealing destination, for a variety of reasons. D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson should have the backcourt locked down for the foreseeable future, Kobe Bryant has at least one more season left, and Julius Randle is will be back and raring to make up for his lost rookie season.

They also have a boatload of cap room left, which could potentially lead to another top free agent - DeAndre Jordan - swapping the blue of the Clippers for the Lakers gold and purple.

In fact, Aldridge is set to meet with the Lakers first, which could be a very big sign about where he wants to go, choosing to visit Lakers before anyone else.

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