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The Grizzlies Cave In To Pressure. Will It Affect Other Teams?

No more ragging on the Memphis Grizzlies…for now.  Last week the Grizz finally came to terms with first-round selections Xavier Henry and Greivis Vasquez.  No training camp missed.  No harm, no foul, right?  That’s true to an extent.  The players shouldn’t suffer.  They ended up with the historically agreed upon rookie contract of 120% of […]

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NBA Blog Previews: Pacific Division Recap

How can you bet against the L.A. Lakers winning this division?  They kept their core together, and are on a mission to beat the Heat.  But they can’t get ahead of themselves.  The NBA season is a long one, so they will have to focus on matchups other than those with my Miami Heat.  Here […]

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NBA Blog Previews: Atlantic Division Recap

For the fourth straight year, we are honored to be involved with a group of the web’s best blogs in a venture to provide previews for each NBA team.  As is the norm, I will be covering the Miami Heat.  Besides posting the Heat preview, I will be linking to the other sites that are […]

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The Memphis Grizzlies Not Budging With Xavier Henry

The Memphis Grizzlies kick-off their 2010-11 campaign against the Indiana Pacers on October 6.  The date is only a little more than a month away, and the Grizzlies have still yet to lock up their most recent #1 overall pick, Xavier Henry.  They also have failed to sign their second 1st round pick, Greivis Vasquez. […]

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Sports Agents With Opportunities In The NBA

We have stressed this point many times on SportsAgentBlog.com – Don’t limit yourself to only pursuing a career in sports agency; there are not many good jobs out there in the profession, and there are a ridiculous number of people willing to do almost anything to break in.  That said, don’t lose your dream of […]

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Will Chris Paul Stay As King Bee?

Isaac Schamis is a new contributor to SportsAgentBlog.com.  He has been putting up some great posts as of late.  Be sure to leave him some comments on his material.  If he doesn’t respond, I will be sure to bug him. Even prior to the official start of the 2010 NBA free agency period, there was […]

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Lon Babby Makes It Official With The Suns

A little over a week ago, I considered whether Lon Babby was looking for a new job.  The write-up suggested that Babby was a contender for an open President of Basketball Operations position with the Phoenix Suns after Steve Kerr vacated the spot.  Another name in the running was also a former sports agent – […]

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Xavier Henry Still Not Signed With The Grizzlies

Article VIII of the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), explains how the Rookie Scale works for players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.  Each contract is good for two seasons of play, followed by a club option for the 3rd season and a club option for the 4th season, should the club […]

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A Bright Moment For The Golden State

Amidst all the news about Lebron’s “decision” and the dream-team being created in Miami, another organization 2,500 miles away is attempting to finally breathe life into their club that once, long ago, had 6 playoff appearances and 1 championship in 7 years – the Golden State Warriors. At the forefront of this impetus is current […]

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Lon Babby Looking For A New Job?

Sports agents are not “stuck” carrying that title for their entire lives. Case in point = Jason Levien.  Before becoming the Sacramento Kings Assistant General Manager at the end of 2008, Levien represented Kevin Martin in his contractual negotiations with the Kings.  At Levien Sports Representation, he also advised many other basketball players, including Courtney Lee, […]