HoopsHype Mark Bartelstein rumors

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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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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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

In addition, agent Mark Bartelstein said the Mavericks have begun talks about retaining both Cardinal and Stevenson. "I think there are a lot of good players out there this year, and it seems like an aggressive market," said Bartelstein, who has a large stable of NBA players. "You can wait for next year, and some teams will. But no question this is still a win-now league." Dallas Morning News

November 30, 2011 Updates

The Lakers made contact Wednesday with the representative for free-agent guard Shannon Brown on the first day NBA teams could talk to agents. Brown has been the main backup to Kobe Bryant in recent seasons. Brown opted out of a contract that would have paid him $2.37 million this season; he made $2.15 million last season with the Lakers. "We talked about Shannon but it's a little early to see where it goes," agent Mark Bartelstein said Wednesday. Los Angeles Times

November 28, 2011 Updates
November 17, 2011 Updates

Mark Bartelstein, who represents 36 players including Pistons guard Will Bynum, said the players took the action of filing a "disclaimer of interest" as a last resort. "Of course the players didn't want to do this," Bartelstein said. "They wanted to get a deal done, they made a ton of concessions, all the way to giving down $300 million a year to the owners." Detroit News

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