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Lakers fail to get LaMarcus Aldridge, deal for Roy Hibbert

Lakers fail to get LaMarcus Aldridge, deal for Roy Hibbert

LaMarcus Aldridge agreed to contract terms with the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, representing another off-season in which the Lakers failed to corral the players they wanted. It's become familiar now, the Lakers pitching to high-end players, waiting nervously for several days and then watching as the players commit to another team. They made a trade for former All-Star center Roy Hibbert on Saturday, but losing out on Aldridge was particularly devastating. He disliked their two-hour presentation almost from the start, wondering when the talk of branding opportunities in Los Angeles would transition into serious basketball talk. The Lakers requested, and received, a second...

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