Mark Bartelstein Rumors

“Is it going to be a little bit of a tough period? Yes, but we’ll wake up in the summer of 2019 and 2020, when those contracts that were signed in 2016 come off the books, and there will be a lot of money again,” longtime NBA agent Mark Bartelstein said. “I’ve seen much worse. The cap was trapped between $50 and $60 million for [eight] years. Now the cap is at $100 million, and there’s still only 15 players on a team. Things are always changing in the NBA because it’s so fluid. Players will understand the risk and reward. NBA free agency is always a competitive marketplace.”
3 weeks ago via ESPN
“Mark Bartelstein just told me a lot of teams are interested. He talked to [GM] Sean Marks and they value me a lot here,” DeMarre Carroll told The Post. “You really don’t know what’ll happen. He just told me stay focused and continue to keep on doing well. I’m old enough I understand rumors are rumors. Until somebody calls and I’m shipping up out of here, continue to keep playing great basketball for the Brooklyn Nets.”
DeMarre Carroll said his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told him several teams are interested in acquiring him before Thursday’s deadline, but nothing is imminent. “Mark just told me a lot of teams are interested. He talked to [GM] Sean [Marks] and they value me a lot here,” Carroll told The Post. “You really don’t know what’ll happen. He just told me stay focused and continue to keep on doing well. I’m old enough I understand rumors are rumors. Until somebody calls and I’m shipping up out of here, continue to keep playing great basketball for the Brooklyn Nets.”
Mark Bartlestein, Carroll’s agent, is confident Nets general manager Sean Marks and Atkinson aren’t looking to move his client. “I’m sure there’s a lot of teams interested in DeMarre,” Bartlestein said. “He affects the game in a lot of different ways, and a lot of people would love to have him. But I know Sean Marks and Kenny value him big-time. I know for sure they’re not trying to trade him. There’s always conversations around the league and anything can happen, but I know the Brooklyn Nets put a great value on DeMarre . . . I want to make sure people realize that.”
Parker’s agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports & Entertainment, echoed Parker’s statements, saying the reports he had seen were not true. “Were there times where there was frustration? Yeah,” Bartelstein said. “But that goes on with every team in every locker room at all times. Jason was tremendously supportive of Jabari in getting healthy and his rehab and encouraging him. I know Jabari greatly appreciated that. There was no rift between Jabari and Jason that had anything to do with this decision. This was just a decision that the Bucks organization made for whatever reasons they made it. It had nothing to do with Jabari, I can tell you that.”