David Falk Rumors
Colangelo and Brand’s agent, David Falk, have a 40-year relationship and that was part of it when Colangelo went searching for a calming veteran presence on a roster that likes to run the streets as well as run the floor. That one of those youngsters who needs calming down is rookie Jahlil Okafor, who, like Brand, played at Duke for Mike Krzyzewski, also had something to do with it. When the call comes, it is answered.
Jared Sullinger has been playing very well for the Celtics this season. So well, in fact, that one might think the club was remiss in not locking him up with a contract extension before the Nov. 2nd deadline. In truth, however, there was no deal to be had. “We didn’t spend one second discussing an extension for him,” said Sullinger’s representative, the estimable David Falk. “Danny [Ainge] wasn’t in a position to give the max, so there was really nothing to talk about.
“I’ve never done a contract extension for a rookie who didn’t make the max since 1996. You have to understand I’m not a rookie in this league. The GMs all know.” That is not to say that Falk necessarily believes Sullinger is worthy right now of a maximum contract; he just sees no benefit in agreeing to a number before the marketplace has a chance to weigh in.
“I believe Jared’s going to be a very, very valuable free agent next summer. I don’t think there are very many good free agents next summer. The cap’s going to up $20 million dollars, and I think at that point it’s just a more natural time to talk about it. Most people — including Danny, who knows me well — understand that that’s my philosophy. It has nothing to do with them getting a bargain or not getting a bargain. Unless Danny came to me and said, ‘Would you be interested in maxing out Jared Sullinger?’ there’s really nothing to talk about.
Monroe wasn’t pushing the storyline, though: He was reluctant to delve into details about his 2015 free agency, which he now views as irrelevant to the upcoming season. His agent, David Falk, told the News that all four teams that met with Monroe in free agency — including the Knicks, Lakers and Blazers — were offering max deals for any number of years desired. In the end, Falk said, the decision was centered on Milwaukee’s position as an emerging contender in the Eastern Conference.
In negotiations with the Nuggets, Mutombo’s agent, David Falk, was seeking a 10-year deal, Bickerstaff said. “That’s something we should have done,” he said. “We tried. We offered it, but ownership didn’t want to go that far out, in terms of a 10-year deal. It’s like when Magic got that long deal, everyone was asking ‘Why would you do that?’ That was a terrific deal when you start talking about the present value of money. But that’s really the only regret you had, that you didn’t (re-sign) him.”
According to Bickerstaff there was a lot of work being done behind the scenes to secure Mutombo’s stay in Denver. “David Falk and those guys, they tried to work with us because Mutombo, he wanted to stay,” Bickerstaff said. “Falk tried to work with us in terms of trying to acquire other players (to clear money). The organization at the time just didn’t have the resources. It’s that simple. Because if we could have kept that group together, that was a pretty good team.”