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Report: Lakers still hopeful for meeting with Kevin Durant

The Lakers are still hoping for a meeting with free agent Kevin Durant. 

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The Los Angeles Lakers are still hopeful for a meeting with free agent Kevin Durant, reports ESPN’s Chris Broussard.

Durant has reportedly set meetings with the Heat, Celtics, Thunder, Warriors, Spurs and Clippers once NBA free agency opens on July 1. Though the Lakers are not on Durant’s initial list, the Lakers intend to contact him on July 1, reports Broussard.

“I can't imagine Durant wouldn't talk to us,” a Lakers source told Broussard. “That would shock me.”

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Durant is the No. 1 ranked player on Sports Illustrated’s Top 50 Free Agents. A four-time scoring champion and former MVP, Durant has spent all nine years of his career in Oklahoma City.

In addition to the Lakers, the Hawks are also trying to secure a meeting with Durant.