In case you haven't heard, the Phoenix Suns agreed to contract terms with Tyson Chandler and brought him along in their posse to pitch LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Suns, who came out of nowhere to throw their hat into the LMA sweepstakes, suddenly appear to be legitimate contenders for his services.
Suns met Aldridge with Robert Sarver, Lon Babby, Ryan McDonough, Jeff Hornacek, Earl Watson, Tyson Chandler, Eric Bledsoe & Brandon Knight.— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) July 1, 2015
Says once source close to the talks: Phoenix has moved into a contending position alongside San Antonio in the LaMarcus Aldridge Sweepstakes— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2015
Suns believed before meeting Aldridge they had a shot. They were right. Chandler surprise big. Phoenix was "very impressive," per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2015
Sources: Suns have legitimately closed the gap in pursuit of LaMarcus Aldridge. Tyson Chandler, perimeter talent. They're a real factor.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
Aldridge apparently has eliminated the Lakers from contention, according to these hilarious reports:
LaMarcus Aldridge will not be joining the Lakers, The Times has learned. They were a 50-50 choice but he disliked bball part of presentation— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) July 1, 2015
More LMA: He and Kobe didn't quite gel. It's a little vague, but Aldridge apparently didn't quite get answers from Kobe he was seeking.— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) July 1, 2015