HoopsHype Mark Bartelstein rumors

July 13, 2012 Updates
July 12, 2012 Updates

Brad Miller is most likely retiring. However, agent Mark Bartelstein still said nothing official on that. Deadline for Minnesota to make call on his $5.1 million team option was pushed back in June until July 30. So the Timberwolves have another 18 days to perhaps use that piece in a trade for a team that might want to acquire Miller and then waive him. Sulia

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

Williams, the third-highest-paid player on the team, has until Saturday to inform the Clippers whether he plans to pick up the option on his contract. His agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Wednesday that Williams hadn't made his decision yet. "If he can find a place where he can be a starter, we may want to do a long-term deal someplace," Bartelstein said. "There's a lot of things that we'll be looking at." Los Angeles Times

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

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