HoopsHype Mark Bartelstein rumors

September 18, 2012 Updates

From the Gonzaga hype to NBA hell and back again, Adam Morrison isn't done just yet. The 28-year-old, who was taken third in the 2006 draft, has accepted an invitation to Portland's training camp, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein. Should Morrison take advantage of the void left by Blazers guard Elliot Williams' season-ending Achilles injury last week and impress enough to earn a roster spot, his deal will be for one year at the league's minimum salary. SI.com

This isn't the way it typically goes for top-five picks, especially players like Morrison who were so wildly celebrated as can't-miss prospects. But after coming up short in Charlotte, languishing with the Lakers and giving up on the game altogether before playing in Serbia and Turkey last year, Morrison -- who last played in an NBA game on April 27, 2010 -- will have another shot to show he belongs. "I just think it'll be a great opportunity for him," Bartelstein said. "I don't know that there's ever been a guy who got less of an opportunity in the NBA who came out as highly drafted as Adam did. He had a really good rookie year, and then tore his ACL and really hasn't had a chance to play since then." SI.com

August 7, 2012 Updates

Agent Mark Bartelstein, who represents a lot of the league's middle-class players, is navigating this changed landscape but refuted the notion that the money is all gone at this point. "I think that the new system, obviously, has made things tougher in some ways," said Bartelstein, who represents Landry and also recently negotiated a two-year, $8 million deal for restricted free agent small forward Brandon Rush with Golden State. "The tax is more punitive and that gives certain teams more pause to do deals, but if you want a player bad enough, then you do it. SI.com

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The Warriors could sign free agent Carl Landry and Brandon Rush in the next few hours. Proof their signing is imminent: Warriors signed rookie Draymond Green, per Yahoo! Sports. GSW were waiting until they signed a PF before inking Green. According to Mark Bartelstein, agent for both Landry and Rush, the two are close to signing. That would likely complete the Warriors offseason activity Sulia

July 26, 2012 Updates

Agent Mark Bartelstein said center Ronny Turiaf, who won title with Heat, was recruited heavily by Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro to sign there. “He liked the team,’’ Bartelstein said. “Obviously, it’s a team on the rise. He's got expectations for a terrific role (as a backup center and power forward). Vinny Del Negro really recruited him.’’ Sulia

Agent Mark Bartelstein said he talked to the Heat about Ronny Turiaf re-signing. “Certainly, we thought about it and we discussed it,'' Bartelstein said. "(Turiaf) just thought it was a better fit (going to the Clippers).’’ Sulia

July 24, 2012 Updates

Talked to agent Mark Bartelstein, who represents Brandon Rush, Carl Landry and Dominic McGuire -- guys intimately involved with the Warriors completing their roster. Rush "had a great year, he loved playing for the Warriors, the fans treated him great, and Coach (Mark) Jackson treated him great. Everything was real positive," Bartelstein said. "The nature of the business for restricted free agents is that they have to get an offer sheet from somebody else. ... With that being said, if we can work something out long term with the Warriors, we’d be interested in that also.” Sulia

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