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Happy Walters: Watching all this money being thrown around to players. What was the lockout about again? Owners losing money? Yeah, thats what I thought. Twitter
Orlando Magic forward Earl Clark is "leaning" toward declining the player option on his contract in order to become an unrestricted free agent, Clark's agent, Happy Walters, told Orlando Pinstriped Post on Friday. Clark has until June 29th to notify the Magic of his decision. Walters said the team's lack of a head coach after dismissing Stan Van Gundy on May 21st may play a role in Clark's decision. Orlandoinstripedpost.com
Former St. John’s freshman Moe Harkless will sign with agent Happy Walters within a week or so, his mentor, Nate Blue, tells SNY.tv. “It’s a great agency,” Blue said of Rogue Sports. “They have tons of young clients and will work to get Moe in the right situation as he did with Iman [Shumpert] and others. He’s very smart and respected and will give him great advice.” ZagsBlog.com
Interestingly, the Complaint reveals that Jason Levien was not the only person tied to the sports agent industry who had a potential interest in purchasing the 76ers. Happy Walters’ name is first mentioned in Paragraph 10 of the Complaint. That paragraph states that Walters was introduced to the chairman of Comcast-Spectacor in November and December of 2010 as a representative of a potential purchasing group. Furthermore, Happy Walters’ name is included in the January 24, 2011 email agreement as a potential purchaser of the Philadelphia 76ers. Walters currently represents Amare Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, Corey Brewer, amongst others in the NBA and abroad. Sports Agent Blog
On the first day of the NBA lockout, the league fired another salvo, ordering teams to remove all online photos and videos of their current players. "Next thing you'll know, they will forbid the fans from mentioning the players' names," said agent Happy Walters, who represents three Knicks --Stoudemire, Shawne Williams and first-round draft pick Iman Shumpert. New York Post
Amar'e Stoudemire holds the dual titles of power forward and power broker. According to a source, Wilson Chandler is "leaning toward" hiring Stoudemire's agent, Happy Walters, to represent him. Chandler parted ways with his longtime agent, Chris Luchey, last week and in several days is expected to announce the hiring of Walters. New York Daily News
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