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May 5, 2015 Updates

Deandre Jordan makes sense here on a lot of levels. He’s a younger, more explosive version of Chandler who should continue to smooth the edges of his defense. Jordan’s agent, Dan Fegan, is close with Mark Cuban. And Jordan is exactly the sort of player who might gamble on a short-term deal to reenter free agency again when the cap leaps. He’ll only turn 27 this summer, he never gets hurt, and he’s already banked more than $40 million from the Clippers. Changing teams on a short-term deal would still cost him some money, but if he times things right, he could reduce the shortfall to the point that it wouldn’t hurt — especially given the tax advantages Texas has over California. It gets trickier for any player who changes teams via a one-year deal, since they forfeit their own Bird rights — limiting the raises their incumbent team could offer. Signing a two- or three-year deal makes it easier. Grantland

Milwaukee should enter the summer with about $15 million in cap room, though Khris Middleton could start the three-day clock ticking on that room by signing an offer sheet with another team after the stroke of midnight on July 1. Middleton uses the same agency that represents Jason Kidd, and it’s possible he might hang out in free agency so the Bucks can strike. Grantland

April 29, 2015 Updates

Zach Links: Have you gotten an indication of where you might go in the draft? Richaun Holmes: I’m not sure. I talk to my agent, Keith Kreiter, a lot and he tells me I’m a mid-second round guy right now with a chance to get to the first round, so I’m working hard to improve my stock every day. Hoops Rumors

Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management has signed University of Kansas Freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. Oubre averaged 9.25 points and 4.97 rebounds during this past season with the Jayhawks. Oubre earned Big 12 All-Rookie Team & All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors. Sports Agent Blog

Adrian Wojnarowski: Yahoo Sources: UNC forward J.P. Tokoto signed with agent Steve McCaskill of Relativity Sports. Tokoto, a junior, has entered the NBA Draft. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Consensus first-team All-American and ACC Player of the Year center Jahlil Okafor will sign with power agent Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management a source tells Sports Agent Blog’s Darren Heitner. Jahlil Okafor is a 6’11” center who spent his freshman season playing for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University, winning the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. Sports Agent Blog

Behind the duo of Porzingis and Hezonja, Aleksander Vezenkov is the only other European player who seems to have real hopes to be selected in the first round of the upcoming draft. However, the 19 years old player is expected to withdraw his name and stay in Europe. At this point Vezenkov is not officially represented by any agent, as he left Nick Lotsos and despite talks with Arn Tellem, there’s no deal with his company, the Wasserman Media Group. His father Sasho Vezenkov, who is also the sports director of the Bulgarian club Lukoil, is acting as his representative. EuroHoops.net

April 28, 2015 Updates
April 27, 2015 Updates

Former LSU power forward Jordan Mickey has signed with agents Matt Babcock and Adie von Gontard of the APAA Sports Group, Givony reports (Twitter link). Mickey, who entered the draft this year after his sophomore season, is the 49th-best prospect overall as Givony ranks them and No. 50 in Chad Ford’s ESPN.com listings. Hoops Rumors

The National Basketball Players Association plans to announce a revised set of agent regulations soon, including whether it will keep and enforce or discard a conflict-of-interest rule that prevents player agents from also representing coaches and others in management. NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts said she hopes to roll out proposed revisions to agents at the annual meetings that the union holds with contract advisers on both the West Coast and the East Coast in June. Gary Kohlman, who was appointed the union’s general counsel in October, has been examining all the regulations for months. The NBPA’s player executive committee is the body that ultimately will vote on whether to approve the changes, and that is not likely to happen until the union’s annual meeting in July. “As any new administration would do, we’ve been reviewing all of the existing policies of the organization,” Kohlman said in a statement to SportsBusiness Journal. “Our legal department is currently conducting a comprehensive review of agent regulations in collaboration with the players. We’re also collecting insights from agents.” Sports Business Daily

April 25, 2015 Updates
April 24, 2015 Updates

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