Rich Paul Rumors
After practice Wednesday, McLemore said he has given little thought to what it might all mean for his future in Sacramento. “I’m really not even focused on that,” McLemore said. “I let my agent Rich Paul and my circle kind of handle all that, and keep me up to date with things like that. Now I’ve got a daughter here in my world, so I’m really focused on that and finishing the season strong.”
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Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News on 97.5 The Fanatic: I just got off the phone with somebody who I really trust in the NBA, and he’s like there’s no way his agent is going to let him play this year. That’s an injury that you don’t mess around with, and he thinks he’s going to keep him off his feet all year.
Can’t blame him. But can’t blame the Cavs — who are waaaay over the luxury tax threshold, at more than $114 million — for wanting to go slow. Cleveland is a repeater tax team, and as such would have to pay more than $4 in tax for every dollar in salary it pays Smith next season. So it’s a bit of a conundrum. Paul “always wants to win the deal,” says the executive of another team that’s negotiated with/against him in the past.
Rich Paul purchased a $3 million summer home in Los Angeles recently, becoming the third member of LeBron James’ inner circle to buy a house out there in the last year. But you can still expect to see Paul in his usual seat, courtside at The Q, for most of the Cavs’ 41 home games. Paul, 34, who is James’ agent and founder of Klutch Sports agency, which represents multiple NBA players including the Cavs’ Tristan Thompson, bought a 3,900-square-foot new home in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles.
A source close to Paul said the Cleveland native will “continue to live in and operate out of” his hometown, and he bought the L.A. house because “increasingly, his clients, in addition to LeBron, are spending summers in Los Angeles.” James spent most of July, August, and September living and working out of his Brentwood estate. Thompson, the Raptors’ Cory Joseph, and Washington’s John Wall — all Paul clients — have also spent large chunks of their summers in southern California. So has Ben Simmons, a Paul client who was drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in June. Paul, who wants a place to live while his clients are out there, attended workouts recently in L.A. featuring James, Simmons, Dwyane Wade (not a Paul client) and others.