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Interview with Engage: Athlete Sweepstakes for Social Justice

This last year, social justice had a rebirth. There continues to be an outpouring of support for disenfranchised groups, but more importantly, there is action. Engage is taking part in that action. In coordination with Martin Luther King III, athletes and their agencies like CSE Talent, Radegen Sports and Entertainment, MVP Sports Group, Advantage One […]

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Octagon Names New Co-Managing Director of Basketball

In 2015, I attended the “Sports Agent School” conference in Chicago, Illinois, which was a behind-the-scenes look at the NBA sports agent industry. The conference, hosted by ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla, featured a handful of former and current NBA agents and executives as panelists. One of them was Giannis Antetokounmpo’s agent. What stuck with me, among […]

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2020 NBA Draft By The Numbers: Five Agencies Accounted For 32 Out Of The 60 Picks

BY JOSH GOLDBERG AND IVAN HUDSON Top Agencies of the 2020 NBA Draft Excel Sports – 8  CAA – 7, Priority Sports – 7  Roc Nation – 5, BDA Sports – 5 Wasserman – 4 Octagon – 2, Klutch Sports Group – 2, ISE – 2, Dynasty Sports – 2, Pro Talent – 2, Pensack […]

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Agents Voice Displeasure With Rich Paul

Anonymous NBA agents have voiced their grievances after fellow agent Rich Paul hosted a pro day for Klutch Sports NBA draft prospects Anthony Edwards and Tyrese Maxey. The pro day was hosted by Paul and nationally televised on ESPN 2 with several Klutch Sports clients in attendance including LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Trae Young, and […]

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Morris Brothers Sign With Wasserman For Representation

Ahead of the 2020 NBA free agency period, Marcus and Markieff Morris — who are both unrestricted free agents — have signed with Wasserman for representation. Chafie Fields will be the lead agent for the Morris brothers.  Marcus signed a one-year, $15-million deal with the New York Knicks during last year’s free agency period and […]

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On To The Next One: Alec Burks

Current Philadelphia 76ers guard and soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Alec Burks has switched agents from You First Sports to Octagon Basketball. Octagon Basketball represents NBA stars such as Bam Adebayo, Stephen Curry, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. The 29-year-old Burks now has the option to choose where he will continue his basketball career. Burks has bounced around […]

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Global Agency SPORTFIVE And Chicago Bulls Will Collaborate To Secure International Brand Partnerships

In 2019, the NBA informed teams that they can secure up to two brand partnerships from regions outside the U.S. With lower viewership and revenue streams effected by various reasons, it looks like the Chicago Bulls have decided to take additional steps in alleviating those losses. SPORTFIVE is a global agency that focuses on branding, […]

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Klutch Sports Signs Two More NBA Players

Another week, another opportunity for Klutch Sports Group to expand its NBA clientele. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted on Monday that Portland Trail Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr. has signed with Klutch Sports for representation. Rich Paul and Lucas Newton will be the lead agents for Trent Jr.  Trent Jr. played sparingly during his rookie season […]

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Klutch Sports Signs Another Former NBA Draft First Round Pick

Klutch Sports Group continues to add to its star-studded NBA clientele, signing Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby for representation. Klutch Sports announced the move across their social media platforms on Friday.  Anunoby was represented by Chris Emens and Omar Wilkes of Octagon. Wilkes, the son of Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Jamaal Wilkes, left Octagon […]

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G-League Players Unionize With Help From NBPA

On Tuesday, it was announced that the players of the G League have teamed up to form their own union, temporarily named the Basketball Players Union (BPU). In accordance with the terms of the National Labor Relations Act, approximately 80% of G League players authorized the BPU to act as the players collective bargaining agent […]