Aldridge, the Lakers' top target this summer, was unimpressed by the team's initial pitch, wanting more talk about on-court projections and analytics and less discussion about branding possibilities in the city of Los Angeles.
It was unclear whether the Lakers could change his mind with Thursday's meeting, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports and will take place in Los Angeles.
Aldridge, 29, was dazzled by Houston's pitch that was heavy on analytics and on-court projections. He's not expected to sign with Houston, and he also was impressed by San Antonio's presentation, which clearly outlined him as a future franchise cornerstone, along with
Before any meetings took place, Los Angeles was a co-favorite with San Antonio to woo Aldridge away from Portland.
The Lakers haven't had much luck a few days into free agency.
They flew to Washington, D.C., and met with
The Lakers also have met with
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