HoopsHype Bill Duffy rumors


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After informing the Phoenix Suns that Goran Dragic won't re-sign an extension this summer, agent Bill Duffy delivered the Phoenix Suns a list of preferred trade destinations that includes the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Miami Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Indiana Pacers have maintained a consistent interest with Dragic, and their need for a point guard – and ability to be a contender with the return of Paul George – makes them a destination Dragic could possibly OK, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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After a long pause, Thompson told Duffy, "No, I made a commitment, I'm going to stay." And that was it. Thompson was staying with Team USA. "That's how Klay is," Duffy said. "He is a quiet guy, but he is smart. You present him with the facts and he thinks about it for five or 10 minutes, he absorbs it and makes a decision. And then it's just, 'OK, let's roll with this.' " Sporting News

October 29, 2014 Updates

Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects contract extension talks with guard Klay Thompson’s agent, Bill Duffy, to continue into the start of the season. Myers told 95.7 The Game on Wednesday before the team’s season opener in Sacramento that the two sides have been talking daily. If they cannot strike a deal before Friday, Thompson will become a restricted free agent after the season when the Warriors can match another team’s offer sheet. “As long as you’re talking, deals have a chance of getting done,” Myers told the station. “You worry about a deal getting done if both sides aren’t speaking, and we’re talking, and we’ll see. It seems like a short window here, but still got about 48 hours to see if we can consummate something, so we’re hoping we can, and we’ll keep working at it.” Contra Costa Times

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Thompson and the Warriors have until Oct. 31 to agree on an extension that would ensure the "Splash Brothers," as he and All-Star point guard Stephen Curry have been dubbed, are in the same pool for years to come. Failing to reach a deal would mean he'll become a restricted free agent next summer, a scenario that Thompson and his agent, Bill Duffy, would prefer to avoid. Yet Duffy is widely known to be demanding a maximum contract that the Warriors would prefer not to pay. His reasoning? He sees Thompson as the best shooting guard in the game. USA Today Sports

September 9, 2014 Updates

"I know Danny very well and we've always had high-quality interactions," said player agent Bill Duffy, who represents more than 30 clients including Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo, Joakim Noah and Andrew Wiggins. "He's been involved in pro basketball his entire life and I've been shown nothing but respect in my dealings with him. He's always been of good character and I have admired him over the years." ESPN.com

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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

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Prominent agent Bill Duffy has partnered with Crunch Fitness and Brain Bar in an effort to incorporate health and fitness into his clients' marketing opportunities and strategies for managing their post-playing careers. He struck up the relationship with Crunch via his friendship with Sacramento Kings co-owner Mark Mastrov, who sold 24-Hour Fitness for $1.6 billion in 2005 and started a new company that bought the Crunch franchise out of bankruptcy in 2009. With NBA players becoming more focused on health and nutrition, Duffy aligning clients with health-related brands could be a sign of things to come. CBSSports.com

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