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NBA sports agent, Bill Duffy, is expected to have a good size 2014 NBA Draft Class. Currently, Duffy is also focusing his efforts on the international scope with his agency BDA Sports. The latter comes on the heels of a joint venture alliance with Australian sports and talent agency One Management Group and Consulting, according to Sports Business Journal. Duffy — a veteran NBPA Player Agent — is attempting to market his clients in Australia and other international markets. Sports Agent Blog

LeBron James' agent, Richie Paul, has informed the Miami Heat that James will exercise his early termination option and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Opting out does not mean James has decided to leave the Heat, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the four-time NBA MVP nor the team had made any public announcement. ESPN.com

LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, has informed the Miami Heat of his client's decision to exercise the early termination option on his contract and become a free agent on July 1. Paul confirmed the decision via text message to USA TODAY Sports. While James may ultimately return to Miami on a new deal, the pressure is now squarely on Heat president Pat Riley to win the recruiting war for James' services again like he did in the summer of 2010. James was set to earn $20.5 million next season on the contract that could have gone through 2016 (player option worth $22.1 million). USA Today Sports

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