Toney Douglas staying in New Orleans for the remainder of the season

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Relativity Sports’ business operations are unaffected by layoffs at film and television studio Relativity Media, which owns a minority equity stake in the sports agency, a Relativity Sports source said today. Variety earlier today reported that Relativity Media issued layoff notices to 75 of its 350 employees. Relativity Sports was launched in July ’12 and was styled as a division of Relativity Media, but it is actually a separate company, said this source.
via Sports Business Daily
Omri Casspi is by all accounts a great teammate and friend. But his country’s policing practices are going global and jeopardizing the safety of communities that you have pledged to defend. Here is hoping you read this and here is hoping you return home clear that everything you stand for, everything that compelled you to wear that shirt on December 12 for Eric Garner, puts you on the other side of the barricades of Sheldon Adelson. UPDATE, 7/28/2015: I spoke to Rudy Gay’s Agent Alex Saratsis. He was very upset that it had been widely disseminated that Rudy Gay was a part of delegation. He made clear that Rudy Gay had been asked. He did not give a reason why Rudy Gay did not make the trip.
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He had hoped he could return to the city that had embraced him, to the team with players he considered brothers, to the franchise where he grew into one of the NBA’s most well-rounded and respected shooting guards. But in the end, after five seasons, the feeling was not mutual. He was greeted with silence. No phone call. No text messages. The Blazers never made an offer. “I was pissed off,” Matthews said. “I felt disrespected.”
via Oregonian
Two days after free agency opened, he agreed in principle to join the Mavericks. On July 9, he signed a four-year, $70 million deal – an average salary of $17.5 million a season, about $10 million more than he earned last season. “I told Cuban this the other day: This is the first time, head-to-toe, that an organization has had faith and confidence in me,” Matthews said. “From coaches, to GM to owner — complete confidence. That’s all I wanted. That’s all I wanted.”
via Oregonian
He says it’s not all about the money, a fact underlined by his recruitment of free agent center DeAndre Jordan, who was waffling between the Mavericks and staying with the Los Angeles Clippers. If Jordan signed with Dallas, his deal would reduce the amount of money the Mavericks could give Matthews by $4 million a season. If Jordan stayed in Los Angeles, Matthews would get the max. “I was honest with him,” Matthews said. “I said, ‘Look man, I would make less money if you come here and I’m begging you to come here. Begging you. I think that shows what I’m about.'”
via Oregonian
How long have you been active on social media? Andrew Bogut: I have been active on social media since 2008. I have started with Facebook, my personal account and the fan page. Later on I opened my Twitter account. Do you consider social media a must-have for all professional athletes? Andrew Bogut: Yes and No. Some athletes like to be more private. I think it is good to connect with fans. Also, a lot of marketing and branding is done. These days your sponsors, brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Mc Donald’s, whoever you sign with, would like you to post things on your social media. It can help with the interaction with your sponsors.
via Overtime Sports Marketing
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