Portland Trail Blazers star free agent LaMarcus Aldridge has plans to meet with the Toronto Raptors this week, league sources told RealGM.
Aldridge has an interest in the Raptors, who hold space for a maximum contract offer, sources said. In his free-agent meetings in Los Angeles, Aldridge will be joined by his mother, Georgia.
Nevertheless, the San Antonio Spurs are considered a strong candidate to sign Aldridge out of the Portland Trail Blazers, and the four-time All-Star has several other meetings, too.
Aldridge will consider meeting with the Houston Rockets, among his other sitdowns, sources said. As an unrestricted free agent for the first time, Aldridge only benefits with his due diligence from interested teams.
Widely believed to be the NBA’s most attainable superstar free agent, Aldridge had another standout statistical season in his ninth year with the Blazers. The 6-foot-11 forward averaged a career-high 23.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
Out of Texas, Aldridge went second overall in the 2006 NBA draft, one slot behind the Raptors’ selection of Andrea Bargnani.