Movement: Drew Gooden And Richard Jefferson
Sure, I have become a big fan of Dan Fegan of Legardere Unlimited as of late, but he deserves my acclaim, especially when he gets his clients deals that look like straight-up steals. I didn’t even discuss Drew Gooden in my post that was published earlier today. Instead, when I brought up Fegan, I talked about Al Harrington. I have faith that Fegan will score Harrington a solid deal after he got Gooden a 5-year, $32 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. When you play for 8 teams in 8 seasons and get a 5-year deal for that much money, your agent is doing something right.
And then I shake my head when I hear that Richard Jefferson opted out of the final year of his contract, which would have entitled him to $15 million. Sure, Jefferson will probably get a deal that lasts longer than 1 year, but if he rebounds from his lackluster previous season, he might be cutting himself short. However, perhaps he and his agent, Todd Eley of Stratosphere Sports, knows something the rest of us don’t know. Maybe Jefferson’s days as a star are over. I did not know much about Todd Eley or his company, Stratosphere Sports. After a quick search, I was unable to find a company website (it seems to be “Under Construction”), but I did find an uploaded presentation on Stratosphere.