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February 8, 2015 Updates

The Kings’ front office has had reservations about Karl for some time, especially as to how he’d work with Cousins. The center’s representatives at Relativity Sports also expressed concerns about Karl, according to league sources. That puts Cousins squarely in the middle of the situation with the Kings having misgivings about a coach who might rile up their star player, though Cousins does not believe he has such influence. Sacramento Bee

February 6, 2015 Updates

Davis has switched agents from Kobe Bryant’s representative Rob Pelinka to Leon Rose, whom Davis will defer to on weighing whether to take an offer from the highest bidder or accept a hometown discount with the Lakers to secure a multi-year contract. Davis said he “definitely” understands the risk that move entails. Los Angeles Daily News

February 4, 2015 Updates

A free agent, Whiteside had one of his first workouts with Miami. In 2010, the Heat had strongly considered drafting Whiteside; they wanted to give him a second look. The workout didn’t go well. The Heat, said Whiteside’s former agent, Brian Samuels, didn’t think Whiteside was totally invested in becoming an NBA player. According to Samuels, Pat Riley suggested Whiteside take a year off, get his head on straight, and decide what he wanted to do. “This kid has always had an immense amount of talent,” Samuels said. “He just needed to wrap his head around the idea that this was a full-time job. Back then, I don’t think he was there yet.” Sports Illustrated

February 3, 2015 Updates
February 1, 2015 Updates

French prospect Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will place his name in the 2015 NBA Draft as an early entry player, sources told RealGM. Luwawu is projected as an early second round pick in the 2016 NBA draft and has auto-eligibility in 2017, but the 19-year-old will gauge his stock for this June. At 6-foot-6, he has worked to polish his shooting range and improve his body and athleticism. Luwawu has played in France throughout his basketball career. His agent, Herman Manakyan, also has two draft-eligible players in Mouhammadou Jaiteh (JSF Nanterre) and Yannis Morin (Cholet Basket). RealGM

January 31, 2015 Updates
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January 26, 2015 Updates

If there is some good to come out of the rotator cuff injury that sidelined Kobe Bryant for the remainder of the season, it is that the Lakers could lose a whole lot of games the rest of the way and finally be in position to draft a Kobe guy—this time, Arizona’s Stanley Johnson. Several times in recent years, Bryant has formed a connection with a top prospect in the upcoming draft, with an introduction and the possibility of workouts and friendship. Those players wind up signing with Bryant’s agent, Rob Pelinka. Such was the case with Dante Exum last year, Derrick Williams in 2011 and James Harden in 2009. But the Lakers could, finally, wind up with a Kobe draftee. According to league sources, Pelinka is in position to sign the fast-rising Johnson, should Johnson do the inevitable and leave school early. As Arizona has pushed its way up the rankings—they’re 18-2 and currently No. 6—Johnson’s stock has soared. Sporting News

David 'Dubi' Pick: NBA free-agent Byron Mullens is now rep'd by Todd Ramasar. He last averaged 30.8 points and 14.5 boards per in China. Twitter @IAmDPick

January 22, 2015 Updates
January 21, 2015 Updates

“Archie doesn’t want out of Phoenix,” Goodwin’s agent, Charles Briscoe, told RealGM on Wednesday. “His words have been twisted in a recent article. We’re willing to wait for Archie’s opportunity. Any player in the NBA wants to play immediately, but we understand that Phoenix is in a playoff push. If we have to wait for next year, we’re OK with that. We know he will get his opportunity, and he’ll be ready.” RealGM

Bernie Lee: Just saw this & have to say the "NBA interest all time low" was when he got 0 work outs. 6mnths later he's a headline http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2015/1/21/7868153/nba-scouts-agree-brady-heslip-was-smart-to-remain-in-nba-d-league … Twitter @bleebasket

January 19, 2015 Updates
January 18, 2015 Updates

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. ESPN.com

One of the more interesting aspects of the Rivers deal was that he does not currently have an agent, according to the NBA Players Association. Rivers spent his early career with David Falk, who also represents ex-Celtic Jeff Green and current Celtic Jared Sullinger, but he broke ties with the agent. Rivers will become an unrestricted free agent this summer and will spend the next three months trying to increase his marketability. Doc Rivers is also the Clippers’ general manager and has the power to re-sign his son to an extension. How that develops should be fascinating. Boston Globe

January 16, 2015 Updates

Lue's agent of record is longtime coaching agent Lonnie Cooper, but insiders in the coaching business believe it's only a matter of time before he reunites with the agent who represented him as a player, Andy Miller. Incidentally, Miller is known in league circles to represent another Cavs assistant, former Bucks coach Larry Drew. (Player agents are not permitted under National Basketball Association by-laws to represent coaches or management, but that hasn't stopped nearly all the top agencies from doing it in some form or another -- while the union continues to turn a blind eye.) CBSSports.com

January 13, 2015 Updates

Darren Wolfson: Nate's agent makes it official. #Twolves like, but no room. RT @Jared Karnes Nate Wolters has agreed to a 10-day contract with New Orleans. Twitter @DarrenWolfson

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