Mark Bartelstein Rumors
Sources said the Warriors have privately acknowledged to Lee and his agent, Mark Bartelstein, that it would be unfair to the former All-Star to ask him to continue to serve in a limited role next season after Lee accepted his diminished minutes without complaint all season. Although discussions on this topic were essentially tabled by both sides until after the playoffs, sources said Wednesday that the Warriors and Bartelstein have resolved to work together to “come up with a good solution” to find a new home for Lee this offseason.: 9 more rumors
“A player has few opportunities to hit the free-agent market and get a contract to take care of his family,” said Mark Bartelstein, Carroll’s agent. “However, there are a lot of elements to consider other than pure economics. The Hawks have been sensational with DeMarre’s development in so many ways. They deserve a lot of credit. At the same time, DeMarre’s work ethic and his relentless pursuit of greatness is why he continues to get better every single year, and I know it will just continue. We will weigh everything in making a great decision for DeMarre.”: 9 more rumors
Will Bynum: This 6-0 guard is the primary target among overseas talent. His agent, Mark Bartelstein, also has Bradley Beal. Bartelstein contacted the Wizards to gauge if there was any interest in Bynum when he returns from China, where he’s currently playing for the Guangdong Southern Tigers. Bynum was traded from the Detroit Pistons to the Boston Celtics, who waived him, this season and hasn’t played in the NBA. This is why the Wizards can wait for him and aren’t confined to the March 1 deadline. Bynum has been a pro since 2005, playing two seasons in Israel after spending his first season with the Golden State Warriors when he played in just 15 games. Bynum spent 2008-14 with the Detroit Pistons where he averaged 8.4 points and 3.4 assists. There’s “a lot” of interest in Bynum but this is clearly the guy the Wizards want if Allen doesn’t pan out. And there’s no indication at this point that Allen will.
The Phoenix Suns are actively shopping big man Miles Plumlee in advance of the Feb. 19 trade deadline, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com ?that the Suns are working in conjunction with Plumlee’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, to try to find a new home for the third-year center, who has seen his playing time steadily dwindle as the season has progressed.
The Phoenix Suns are actively shopping big man Miles Plumlee in advance of the Feb. 19 trade deadline, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Suns are working in conjunction with Plumlee’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, to try to find a new home for the third-year center, who has seen his playing time steadily dwindle as the season has progressed.
While a new trade involving Calderon may happen, he’s is not going to push for it, says agent Mark Bartelstein. “Jose is the ultimate professional and he’s never going to demand to be traded,” Bartelstein told HoopsHype. “He’s disappointed by the way things are going, but he’s going to try to make it right. We’re aware the Knicks are in a state of transition and a trade is a realistic possibility because many teams are interested in Jose, but if a move happens it’s never going to be because we’re requesting it.”
Hardaway’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, was furious at the accusation there’s a serious rift between Anthony and Hardaway. “There’s no ill will between Tim and Carmelo — it’s just the opposite,” Bartelstein said. “Carmelo has helped out Tim a lot, they have a great relationship and Carmelo has been very supportive. It’s very hurtful and untrue.’’
Joseph Goodman: Agent Mark Bartelstein says Justin Hamilton will be back to full speed in next couple days. A heart flutter sidelined Hamilton Monday.
The Cavaliers and Hornets were among those stops, and Bartelstein said Hayward came away especially impressed by Charlotte’s pitch — a playoff team last year in the East, trying to take the next step — and, of course, by its cash. “They really rolled out the red carpet and let him know how bad they wanted him, and they obviously put together a terrific offer,” Bartelstein said.
“There’s never been any bad blood with the Jazz, and there have always been good-faith negotiations,” agent Mark Bartelstein said. “We weren’t able to make a deal last fall and this is what happens. This is the free agency process.”
Sources told ESPN.com this week that the Cavs have interest in trying to recruit Bartelstein into their management structure as other teams have done in recent years, most notably the Phoenix Suns’ hiring of Lon Babby and the Golden State Warriors’ hiring of Bob Myers.
The Cavs, though, are not expected to pursue significant changes to their basketball department until after the season. And it’s believed within the industry that they would have little hope convincing Bartelstein to leave Chicago-based Priority Sports, which he founded and which represents numerous NFL players in addition to his basketball clientele.
Unlike Mills, Grunwald had plenty of experience as a general manager when he took on that job for the Knicks in 2011. He acquired Tyson Chandler, toed the company line by generally avoiding interaction with reporters and coped with an onerous payroll (see: Amar’e Stoudemire) by surrounding Anthony with effective role players. “Well, I’m a big fan of Glen,” said Mark Bartelstein, a prominent agent. “I thought he did a good job, so I’m surprised from that standpoint.”
Stiemsma’s agent said there’s still a chance his client could return to the Wolves, even if they drafted Louisville center Gorgui Dieng last month to essentially fill Stiemsma’s role as a backup center. “This was a cap move,” agent Mark Bartelstein said. “They like him. There are so many different variables right now with teams and their cap space. We’ll get through this [moratorium period] and see what happens.”
Free agent point guard Jose Manuel Calderon will meet with the Kings today in Sacramento, agent Mark Bartelstein told HoopsHype. Owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D’Alessandro, head coach Mike Malone and Chris Mullin will be at the meeting with the Spanish guard, who returned to the United States yesterday. His stay in the country will be short as Calderon will be back in Spain in just a couple of days.
Landry signed a two-year, $8 million contract last summer with the second year as a player option. He has until Wednesday, the day before the NBA Draft, to decide whether to opt in to the remaining $4 million or choose to become a free agent. He is not expected to inform the Warriors until close to the deadline. “(The Warriors) knew it was essentially a one-year deal when he signed,” Bartelstein said. “They got him at below market value.”