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LaMarcus Aldridge Free Agent Rumors: Sixers and Rockets Talking Trade if LMA Signs in Houston

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The ultimate just in case.

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Philadelphia has had a very quiet start to day one of free agency, but there's a chance it picks up.

According to a source, the Houston Rockets have approached the Sixers about a possible salary dump in case free agent power forward LaMarcus Aldridge opts to sign with them. The Rockets feel that they aren't completely out of it yet, and want to have their ducks in a row just in case he opts to play in Houston.

Philadelphia has the cap space to take on enough players to create enough room for Aldridge, and one of the names tossed around includes power forward Terrence Jones. The Sixers would send back future draft pick considerations.

Aldridge is easily the biggest free agent left on the market, and has had meetings with several teams, including the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, and will meet with the New York Knicks tomorrow.

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Houston has been in on Aldridge, but the Spurs are currently the frontrunner for his services.

It seems as though Aldridge will take all meetings before making a decision, so expect this to drag out for a couple more days.