Since I can first remember searching for basketball agent information, HoopsHype has always been my primary destination. For a long time, the site has held a monopoly in terms of aggregating basketball agent information in a fairly easy to read format. Monopolies are meant to be broken, though. DraftExpress has just released its Agent/Salary Tool database, which claims to be a comprehensive listing of virtually every player agent in the world along with the client salaries they are responsible for. The information available to our generation is remarkable. It will only expand as time goes on.
So which database is better? What does each site offer?
- Ranks the top 100 agents by their clients’ salaries.
- Ranks the top 15 agencies by their clients’ salaries.
- Each agent’s page has a listing of players with their current and future salaries.
- Notes how many all-stars each agent represents.
- No alphabetized listing of agent names or agencies.
- Only lists 15 agencies.
- No key to explain color difference for player salaries.
- Amazing sorting system. Can sort by agency and agent in alphabetical order, agent tier, team alphabetically, and player alphabetically.
- Broken down into 5 categories: NBA Agents/Agencies, Non-NBA Agents/Agencies, Top Agents, Top Agencies, and Agency/Agent Affiliations.
- Top agents are further broken down by total guaranteed salary, current year salary, and number of clients.
- Many more agencies listed than at HoopsHype.
- Easy key to explain color difference for player salaries.
- There are so many options, you may no longer talk to your children.
Jonathan Givony does it again. DraftExpress has created a database that, if constantly updated, should become the premier source for basketball player/agent information.