HoopsHype Mark Bartelstein rumors

July 9, 2012 Updates

Free agent guard Jannero Pargo is still considering a return to the Hawks, his agent said. “Something we have talked about, but talking to a number of teams,” agent Mark Bartelstein wrote in a text message. “Will know more in next few days.” Pargo is close friends with Johnson, his former teammate at Arkansas. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

July 5, 2012 Updates
July 3, 2012 Updates

Steve Novak's agent, Mark Bartelstein, tells @SNYtv "about a dozen" teams have expressed interest in Novak, an unrestricted free agent. Novak has expressed a desire to return to the #Knicks, but Bartelstein previously told @SNYtv, "He’ll be a free agent and we’ll jump into this thing." Sulia

July 2, 2012 Updates

The former New Orleans power forward will be another pricey option. He earned $8.5 million last season. Said Bartelstein: “We’ve talked about Carl, and we talked about him last year, too. We’ll see. A lot of teams are calling". Boston Herald

July 1, 2012 Updates

New Orleans is also interested in re-signing power forward Carl Landry. Landry’s agent, Mark Bartelstein said he spoke with Demps on Saturday night just after the free-agent negotiating period began at 11:01 central time. Landry said last month that he wants to return. He signed a one-year, $9 million deal with the Hornets before last season. New Orleans Times-Picayune

June 28, 2012 Updates
June 27, 2012 Updates

Agent Mark Bartelstein said Wednesday that backup center Ronny Turiaf will wait until his Saturday deadline to decide on his $1.2 million Heat option clause for 2012-13. That could impact the Heat's decision with backup center Dexter Pittman, with the Heat having until Saturday to decide whether to guaranteed Pittman's 2012-13 salary. Sulia

June 26, 2012 Updates

Agent Mark Bartelstein said client Dahntay Jones “excited’’ on today officially picking up Indiana player option ($2.9 million) for next season. “He had a great time the last year,’’ Bartelstein said of the guard being on a team that won a playoff series for the first time in seven years. “We’ll see what the future holds. He’s excited.’’ Jones made $2.7 million in 2011-12. Sulia

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April 23, 2012 Updates

Blazers president Larry Miller met with TNT analyst Steve Kerr in San Diego on Saturday, but nothing came out of the meeting in regards to the team's general manager job, Kerr's agent Mark Bartelstein told HoopsHype. "The media guys in Portland are getting ahead of themselves with this story," Bartelstein said. "Steve (Kerr) has a good relationship with Larry Miller and met with him, but nothing specific was addressed and no offer was made. Steve is very happy with his job at TNT and his life right now, being able to be around his children and spending time with his family. A unique set of circumstances would have to happen for Steve to give up on that. He's not actively looking for anything." HoopsHype

April 5, 2012 Updates

On March 23, 2012, National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) certified player-agent Aaron Mintz resigned from Priority Sports & Entertainment. Soon thereafter, Mintz signed an employment agreement with rival Creative Artists Agency (CAA). I had reported that Mintz seemed extremely excited about the change of employment. A Complaint was filed by Mintz against Mark Bartelstein & Associates, Inc., d/b/a Priority Sports & Entertainment on the same day that Mintz resigned from the company. The Complaint for Declaratory Relief was filed in Federal Court in California by the law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP. Sports Agent Blog

March 27, 2012 Updates
December 18, 2011 Updates
December 5, 2011 Updates

Mark Bartelstein, the agent for former No. 1 pick Kwame Brown, told FOX Sports Ohio that Brown is generating “lots of interest” on the free agent market. “He had a terrific year,” Bartelstein said. “We’re talking to a number of teams.” Bartelstein speaks the truth as Brown did a nice job last season in Charlotte. The 6-foot-11 center averaged nearly 8 points and 7 rebounds, and was just generally a hustler. The Bobcats were impressed, and word is they would love to have him back. FOXSportsOhio

December 2, 2011 Updates

Pierce is represented by Jeff Schwartz, who has been among the leaders of a group of seven agents from six of the most influential agencies who've long disagreed with the union's bargaining and legal tactics. Those agents, including Arn Tellem, Dan Fegan, Mark Bartelstein and Bill Duffy, believe the players should've voted to decertify back in July and sued for antitrust violations much earlier in the process. Garnett is represented by agent Andy Miller, who has had no association with the dissident agents and was not aware of his client's involvement, sources said. Rob Pelinka, who represents Kobe Bryant and union president Derek Fisher, also is said to be among the group of insurgents, sources said. CBSSports.com

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