HoopsHype Mark Bartelstein rumors

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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. ESPN.com

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. ESPN.com

October 11, 2013 Updates

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.” New York Times

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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.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

July 2, 2013 Updates

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. HoopsHype

June 21, 2013 Updates

Warriors forward Carl Landry is leaning toward opting out of the final year of his contract with Golden State and pursuing free agency, according to his agent. "He's worth a lot more than the contract he has and the direction (we're moving) toward is him opting out," said his agent, Mark Bartelstein. "Things can change, but that's where it's leaning." CSNBayArea.com

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." CSNBayArea.com

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Multiple sources told FORBES that Parsons recently terminated his relationship with basketball agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports & Entertainment and will hire Howard’s agent, Dan Fegan. Parsons confirmed his intention to sign with Fegan after this article was originally published. At this point, there is no indication that the addition of Parsons to Relativity Sports’ client list will have any influence on Howard’s decision making process. Forbes.com

May 10, 2013 Updates

Syracuse University basketball player James Southerland has signed with NBA agent Mark Bartelstein's Chicago-based Priority Sports. Southerland, a 6-foot-8 forward, helped Syracuse to the NCAA's Final Four last season. Southerland averaged 13.3 points per game for the Orange. He led Syracuse with 84 made 3-point shots. He made 39.4 percent of his shots from outside the 3-point line. The Post-Standard

May 1, 2013 Updates

Tim Hardaway Jr. will have a familiar face representing him at the next level. The former Michigan guard signed with Priority Sports & Entertainment this week, an agency headed up by well-known NBA agent Mark Bartelstein. If the name sounds familiar, it should. Bartelstein is the father of former Michigan captain Josh Bartelstein, who was a teammate of Hardaway's for the past three seasons in Ann Arbor. Booth Newspapers

April 3, 2013 Updates

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