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Mike Conley Jr. Signs With NCLUSIVE Sports

Press Release Los Angeles, CA, March 4th, 2016 – NCLUSIVE Sports has announced the signing of NBA star Point Guard Mike Conley Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies, for marketing, public relations, merchandising, and digital branding. The Hollywood-based sports marketing and branding firm will manage all marketing opportunities, as well as digital assets for the former Ohio […]

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Former Basketball Agent Jason Levien Becomes CEO Of The Memphis Grizzlies

From Udonis Haslem’s agent to Chief Executive Officer of the Memphis Grizzlies, watching and covering Jason Levien’s path through the business of sport has been exciting.  Levien, who will become the Grizzlies’ new CEO and managing partner, was first written about on Sports Agent Blog in an Agent Spotlight published on May 11, 2007.  At […]

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Rookies “Earning” The Extra 20% Over Slot

The Memphis Grizzlies finally ended up coming to terms with its first-round selections, Xavier Henry and Greivis Vasquez.  It is still too early in the season to call their rookie campaigns a success or bust, but we can already call Memphis’ hard-line stance on tying the first round picks’ rookie contract to performance bonuses.  The […]

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NBA Blog Previews: Southwest Division Recap

Here are the final NBA previews.  I am very excited for the season to begin, and especially interested in seeing how my Miami Heat fare this year.  But let’s talk Northwest Division for a minute.  It seems like every year the San Antonio Spurs are in contention.  I don’t think this year will be any […]

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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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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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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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2010 NBA Mock Draft 2.0 (First Round)

Washington Wizards: John Wall/Kentucky- After being argueably the best in college basketball for an entire season, he will rightfully go first overall. Philadelphia 76ers: Evan Turner/Ohio State- Even though Philly’s new A.I. keeps the sixers afloat, Turner is too good to pass up. Either Iguodala and Turner mesh, or they ship Iguodala away for a […]

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Grizzlies Taking A Beating Leading Up To The Draft

The NBA Draft is this Thursday?  Doesn’t it seem like there has been much less press/hype/coverage leading up to this year’s draft?  There are no LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, or Dwyane Wade caliber players in this year’s draft pool, but there are plenty of guys ready to contribute strong minutes in the NBA. […]

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Darius’s Dirty Deal

After being signed to his second ten-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on January 20th, and the initial threats of the Portland Trailblazers to all NBA teams, Darius Miles has officially signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. I wrote several articles relating to this specific matter regarding Miles (Blazers Miles From Resolving Conflict) and his financial […]