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Top Five NBA Free Agents In 2017

All the money entering the NBA over the next few years will greatly enrich franchise owners and stakeholders, allowing them to drive garbage trucks full of money to the doorsteps of the finest ballers in the association. Compared to the other major leagues in the United States, the free agent market for basketball promises fascinating […]

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What Could Patty Mills Earn On His Next Contract?

San Antonio point guard Patty Mills’ contract expires at the end of the 2016-17 NBA season, and he becomes a free agent. The 28 year-old Australian has garnered a larger role in the Spurs’ lineup this season, suggesting that he could handle being a starter. This makes his next contract much more intriguing. Let’s take […]

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Roc Nation Sports Signs Rudy Gay And Ty Lawson

Per a press release from Berk Communications, Roc Nation Sports announced the signing of Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay and guard Ty Lawson. The 8th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft out of UConn, Rudy Gay is currently in his 11th NBA season. With previous stints in Memphis and Toronto, Gay is in his fourth season with […]

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Defining Sports Relocates To South Florida

Defining Sports, a sports marketing, public relations, athlete representation agency that represents over 30 current and retired athletes of the NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, MLS and Olympians says it will move to Delray Beach, Florida for its new corporate headquarters location. The process will take 6-12 months and it’s unclear how many of the 15 […]

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Interview With The Agent: Chris Patrick

Chris Patrick is an NBPA certified agent who has made a name for himself representing under the radar NBA players, such as Eric Moreland, Robert Covington, Ognjen Kuzmic, Tiny Gallon, Davis Bertans, Dexter Pittman, and Dwight Buycks among others. He is an attorney licensed in Washington, D.C., and a member of the American Bar Association […]

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Paul Argueta Is Relocating Your Athlete Clients With Ease

When is the last time you moved? Not in the sense of physical activity, but actually packed up all your belongings, called a company like the cross country movers and settled into a new home? Anyone who has ever been through this process before can attest to the fact that moving can be a stressful […]

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WME Signs Jimmy Butler

Per SBJ, Chicago Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler has signed with WME for his representation off the court. Butler’s representation will be led by WME partners and agents Dave Wirtschafter and Doug Lucterhand as well as Kevin Shivers. The 6’7″ Butler is a two-time All-Star and the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2015. He signed a […]

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Recap: TPG Sports Group 2016 Sports Agent School

This weekend I had the opportunity to visit Chicago, Illinois for the first time and attend the 2016 TPG Sports Group Sports Agent School. The conference was 2 days long and covered 6 panel topics. Attendees ranged from undergraduate students to professionals in different industries. The Introduction to Athlete Representation panel consisted of Lou Nero- […]

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NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement Negotiations

The following is a guest contribution from Noah Goodman. Goodman is an associate at Ballard Spahr and he  drafts memoranda on federal court decisions and federal agency rulings. He previously oversaw a political campaign for a former Philadelphia City Councilman and was a presenter at the 28th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the […]

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Agent Rich Paul Won’t Let Ben Simmons Play For 76ers This Year

According to NBC Sports, the alleged story is that the Philadelphia 76ers 2016 #1 Draft Pick, Ben Simmons will not play this season due to his agent, Rich Paul. According to Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News on 97.5 The Fanatic: “I just got off the phone with somebody who I really trust in […]