HoopsHype Leon Rose rumors

December 12, 2014 Updates

Anthony's agent, Leon Rose, said the idea that Anthony wanted to leave the Knicks is "utter nonsense." "Carmelo, as always, is committed to the Knicks," Rose said in a text message to ESPNNewYork.com on Friday. "There have never been discussions about trades or wanting to leave New York. Any story, rumor, report to the contrary is utter nonsense." ESPN.com

July 1, 2014 Updates
June 15, 2014 Updates

The Knicks still like their odds of keeping Carmelo Anthony following their meeting in Los Angeles with Anthony and his agent Leon Rose on Friday night. Despite a report Anthony was “leaning’’ toward leaving the Knicks because of interest from the Bulls and Rockets, Knicks officials did not seem alarmed, according to NBA sources. New York Post

According to a source close to president Phil Jackson, “The meeting went well — [Anthony] will still most likely opt out — but all in all, a good meeting.’’ The Knicks were informed about two weeks ago Anthony likely would opt out at the June 23 deadline and become a free agent July 1, despite Jackson’s suggestion he wait a year for free agency. New York Post

May 29, 2014 Updates

Sam Amick: Programming note for free agency in July: Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey is now with agent Paolo Zamorano. Left CAA/Leon Rose a while back. Twitter @sam_amick

May 26, 2014 Updates

Carmelo Anthony staged a dinner meeting with his entourage Friday night to discuss his free-agent future, according to a source familiar with the situation. Anthony, his Creative Artists Agency agent Leon Rose, and CAA advisor William Wesley were in the group of six at a well-known haunt on 28th Street called Pergola in a strategy session discussing their options. The source said the group sat in a private back room. New York Post

February 25, 2014 Updates

About 90 minutes before tipoff Monday night at Madison Square Garden, Leon Rose met Knicks general manager Steve Mills on the court. The two men walked under the stands and disappeared. Thirty minutes later, Rose emerged and shook hands with Knicks executive Allan Houston. They strolled together through the tunnel leading toward the Knicks' locker room. These meetings involving the highest levels of the Knicks' brass and Carmelo Anthony's agent came after two straight excruciating losses. CBSSports.com

January 11, 2014 Updates
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October 25, 2013 Updates

On Wednesday in Green Bay, Wis., Woodson said “respect” for J.R. Smith would be a factor in weighing whether to keep Chris Smith, who played just 20 minutes during the preseason. Also this week, Woodson indicated Tyler was a keeper, saying at one point he did not think the Knicks would “kick him to the curb.” Smith is expected to spend much of the season getting playing time in the D-League. When Tyler is healthy enough to return, the Knicks could choose to cut Chris Smith, whose $470,000 contract becomes guaranteed on opening night. When Smith hired his brother’s agent, CAA’s Leon Rose, in the spring, The Post reported the brothers’ free agency was seen in some league circles as a “package deal.” New York Post

July 5, 2013 Updates

Smith accepted the terms of a new four-year, $24.7 million contract yesterday, his agent Leon Rose told The Post. Smith, who would have accepted a significantly higher offer elsewhere, will make roughly $6 million per year, starting at the league’s average salary that a source said will be $5.75 million. It was the most the Knicks could offer under the early-Bird rights rules since Smith played only two seasons for the Knicks. And Smith got an opt-out after the third season to boot. New York Post

July 1, 2013 Updates
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May 26, 2013 Updates

Noel has yet to hire an agent, but rumors say he could become rapper/ex-NBA team owner/agent Jay-Z's first client. Those vying for the possible No. 1 pick are CAA/Leon Rose/Jay-Z, Andy Miller and a third unknown agency. News-Herald

May 23, 2013 Updates

Smith’s image took a further blow when his former friend, Rihanna, stated on her Instagram account that his playoff woes stemmed from his being “hung over.’’ Rihanna deleted the post after a request from CAA superagent Leon Rose, who represents Smith. New York Post

May 20, 2013 Updates
October 2, 2012 Updates

Creative Artists Agency, one of the NBA’s leading representation outfits, is losing some of its players in the wake of LeBron James’ decision to sever ties last month. Denver Nuggets fourth-year point guard Ty Lawson is the latest client to leave CAA and agent Leon Rose, two league sources told ESPN.com. Lawson is expected to join agent Happy Walters. ESPN.com

September 13, 2012 Updates

Sources close to the reigning third-time MVP and first-time champion confirmed reports that James has, in fact, parted ways with CAA and agent Leon Rose to branch out with longtime friend Rich Paul, who also is leaving CAA to form his own representation firm. The irony will not be lost on anyone that Paul's firm will be called "Klutch Sports Group," and will be based in Cleveland. CBSSports.com

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