Standout sophomore forward Justin Champagnie has signed with the Life Sports Agency and will enter the NBA draft, ending his college career, Champagnie confirmed Monday morning to the Post-Gazette.
Baylor forward Mark Vital has now signed with an agent ahead of this summer's NBA Draft. Tuesday, rapper Lil' Wayne announced on Twitter his sports agency, Young Money APAA, had signed the former Baylor "glue guy" as a client.
Vincent Goodwill: National Champion, MaCio Teague, from the Baylor Bears, has signed with Bernie Lee and Kirsten Simmons from Quartexx Management for the 2021 NBA Draft, sources tell Yahoo Sports
Josh Giddey -- a 6-foot-8 Australian playmaking guard -- is entering the 2021 NBA draft, his agents Daniel Moldovan and Alex Saratsis of Octagon Sports told ESPN on Tuesday.Giddey is the No. 13 prospect in ESPN's Top 100 NBA draft rankings, and could climb higher in the lottery.
Octagon Basketball has signed Australian-native Josh Giddey to their client roster. Giddey will be joining Mckinley Wright, Jordan Schakel, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl who signed earlier this month.
Matt Babcock: Alabama freshman Josh Primo, who recently declared for the 2021 NBA Draft, has signed with agent Todd Ramasar of Life Sports Agency. Ramasar is NCAA certified, which allows Primo to test draft waters while leaving the door open for a possible return to Alabama next season. pic.twitter.com/JwGfCqW9fF
Klutch Sports Group: Klutch is excited to welcome @bboston_ , @terrenceclarke_ , @Jalen_J23 , @242_jones , @Scottie23L , & @mosesmoody #KlutchClass21
Edge Sports International: Welcome to the #EdgeFamily @Lj_Figueroa @OregonMBB #DRNatlTeam #21Sweet16 #21Draft
Excel Sports: Breaking News Cade Cunningham (@CadeCunningham_) is the newest member of the Excel family! #NBADraft #exceling
CAA Sports has signed NBA G League Ignite combo guard Jalen Green, one of the most anticipated NBA draft prospects in years, for representation in all areas. Green could be the most high-profile player to come out of the G League’s enhanced program for elite prospects. A team of agents led by CAA Basketball agents Drew Morrison, Aaron Mintz, Lisa Joseph-Metelus, Erika Ruiz and Lloyd Frischer are representing him. He was formerly reportedly represented by Goodwin Sports Management.
Wasserman has signed several prospects for November’s NBA draft, including Florida State forward Patrick Williams, a projected lottery pick. Williams was ranked No. 11 last week on the nbadraft.net mock draft. He will be represented by Thad Foucher and Joe Smith.
Ranne also recently signed Tristan Vukcevic, a 17-year-old, 6-foot-10 Serbian power forward who plays for Real Madrid who will be eligible for the 2022 NBA draft. Vukcevic participated in the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp, put on by the NBA and FIBA in Chicago in February.
Isaiah Joe formally ended his Arkansas Razorbacks playing career just over a week ago, and now he’s entrusting a member of the Hogs’ family to help him cement his place among the 60 selections in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft. Joe has hired Mike Conley, Sr. — former Arkansas track-and-field great who won a gold medal in the triple jump in the 1992 Olympics — as his agent in preparation for the draft that is currently scheduled for Oct. 16.
Donatas Urbonas: NBA prospect Yam Madar confirms he has signed with CAA Sports. He’s currently training in Las Vegas for this year’s Draft. Madar has received strong interest from NBA teams following his impressive performance vs Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli League Playoffs, league sources say
One Legacy Sports: Please join us in welcoming #NovaScotia native & @DelawareMBB standout @natedarling14 to the One Legacy family! 🏀 💪 #NBADraft2020 #LegacyInTheMaking #SinceDayOne
Veteran agent Jerome Stanley is joining Independent Sports & Entertainment, where he will co-represent his son, Duke guard Cassius Stanley, for the NBA draft this fall. Jerome Stanley, who ran his own firm and mainly represented NFL players in his career, will co-represent Cassius Stanley with David Bauman, ISE Basketball COO, general counsel of ISE and a veteran NBA player agent.
ISE is also representing Killian Hayes, a France native who plays guard for the Ratiopharm Ulm team in the Basketball Bundesliga league and is a projected lottery pick. Bauman and agent Yann Balikouzou are representing Hayes. The NBA draft will be held Oct. 16, and Cassius Stanley is projected to go anywhere from the middle first round to early second round, based on mock drafts. Bauman thinks Cassius is a first-round pick. “I believe Cassius’ combination of athleticism, dunking ability, basketball IQ and his excellent personality will lead him to become a future NBA All-Star,” Bauman said.
Klutch Sports Group: Welcome @Anthony Edwards !! #DraftClass2020 #Klutch
Jason Jones: Curtis Cobb-Wagner, Lindsey Drew-Nevada, Jordan Jackson-UT-RGV, Luwane Pipkins-Providence, Bryson Robinson-New Orleans and Selom Mawugbe-Azusa Pacific signed w/ longtime Cleveland-based Agent Andy Bountogianis. Bountogianis reps over 85 clients internationally and the G-League.
Twenty-four of the NBA’s 30 teams have contacted Cretin-Derham Hall for background checks on Daniel Oturu, the former Raiders star who is leaving the Gophers after his sophomore season to turn professional. The 6-10, 240-pound Oturu will be represented by Bill Duffy, who also will represent point guard Tre Jones from Apple Valley via Duke.
Roc Nation Sports has signed a large class of highly regarded NBA draft prospects, including point guard LaMelo Ball, a projected top-five pick. The agency recently signed Ball’s brother, New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball, away from CAA Sports. Roc Nation NBA agent Raymond Brothers is representing both of the Ball brothers. LaMelo Ball, who played last season in Australia on the Illawarra Hawks of the National Basketball League, is ranked No. 3 overall by website nbadraft.net. Brothers is also representing No. 12-ranked Memphis forward Precious Achiuwa.
Roc Nation signed Texas Tech guard Jahmi’us Ramsey, who is ranked No. 24: Washington power forward/center Isaiah Stewart, who is ranked No. 26; and Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley, who is ranked No. 35 by nbadraft.net. Additionally, Roc Nation signed Temple forward Quinton Rose, American University guard Sa’eed Nelson and Indiana guard Devonte Green, brother of Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Danny Green. Agents Brothers, Drew Gross and Sam Permut are representing the players.
Tandem Sports + Entertainment has signed Northwestern guard Pat Spencer for representation in the NBA draft. Matt Laczkowski, Tandem director of athlete and talent representation, is representing Spencer, who transferred to Northwestern after playing lacrosse for four seasons at Loyola-Maryland. Spencer was drafted No. 1 in the 2019 Premier Lacrosse League draft, but chose to spend the next year pursuing basketball as a graduate transfer at Northwestern.
After two years at the University of Kentucky, Immanuel Quickley has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft and signed with Roc Nation. The 6’3” guard averaged 16.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the Wildcats last season. He evolved as one of the nation’s top scoring threats being named SEC Player of the Year and All-SEC First Team.
Jeff Goodman: Ohio State’s Kaleb and Andre Wesson have signed with Jelani Floyd of Beyond Athlete Management @beyond_am.
Liz Mullen: University of Houston G Nathaniel Hinton has signed with @tallentagency for representation in the NBA Draft. NBA Agent Tallen Todorovich is repping him.
Jeff Goodman: Cal State Northridge sophomore forward Lamine Diane has signed with Richie Felder of CAA, which means he will forgo his final season years in college. Averaged 25.6 points and 10.2 boards this past season.
Tandem: Tandem signed @NUMensBball guard Pat Spencer for representation for his @NBA career. Prior to Northwestern, Pat played 4 seasons of lacrosse at Loyola-Maryland. In 2019, he won the @Tewaaraton Award, which is presented to the top lacrosse player in the country #TeamTandem
Former Kentucky forward Kahlil Whitney has signed with Versus Management Team, he announced Tuesday. Whitney left the program in late January after averaging just 3.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game.
Indiana guard Devonté Green announced via social media that he will be pursuing the NBA and signed with Roc Nation Sports for representation. Green who scored 954 points during his tenure with the Hoosiers, stated that he will begin his preparation for the 2020 NBA Draft. The signing does not come as a surprise as Green’s older brother, Danny Green of the Los Angeles Lakers is also represented by Roc Nation.
Evan Daniels: Washington forward Jaden McDaniels is bypassing his remaining college eligibility and signing with Nima Namakian of BDA Sports for his professional representation, a source tells @247Sports. Averaged 13 PPG and 5.8 RPG this past season.
Okoro has already signed with Young Money APAA Sports and Lifestyle Sports Agency, and though NCAA rules give him until June 3 to withdraw his name from the draft and retain his college eligibility, Okoro said his mind is already made up.
Jeff Goodman: Michigan State’s Aaron Henry has signed with Aaron Reilly of AMR Agency, one of the 23 NCAA-certified agents, source told @Stadium. This will allow Henry to maintain his college eligibility.
Jeff Goodman: Jared Butler (Baylor), Ryan Daly (St. Joe’s) and Tyrell Terry (Stanford) have all signed with Mike Naiditch of Beyond Athlete Management, per source. Naiditch is one of the 23 NCAA-certified agents, which means that they are all able to return to school if they want.
Evan Daniels: Georgia forward Rayshaun Hammonds is bypassing his remaining college eligibility and signing with Billy Davis, of Family of Athletes, for his professional representation, a source tells
All-SEC guard Saben Lee will forgo his senior season at Vanderbilt and stay in the 2020 NBA Draft. He has signed with Wasserman Media Group, according to the company’s Twitter account.
Arkansas junior Mason Jones announced March 27th that he would declare for the 2020 NBA Draft. Jones took a further step towards pro hoops Friday by signing with Creative Artists Agency. That move officially ends his eligibility with the Razorbacks.
Josh Hall announced Thursday evening that he intends to sign with an agent and will remain in the 2020 NBA Draft. Hall, the No. 32 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, has signed with Nate Conley of Pro Sports Management for his professional representation, per Evan Daniels of 247Sports.
Evan Daniels: Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans is bypassing his remaining college eligibility and signing with CAA Sports, sources tell @247Sports . Hagans averaged 11.5 PPG and 6.4 APG this past season.
Jeff Goodman: Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard has signed with one Jaafar Choufani, one of the 23 NCAA-certified agents, in order to make sure he can retain his college eligibility, source told @Stadium.
Matt Babcock: Creighton’s Ty-Shon Alexander has signed with agent Nate Conley of Prosport Management.
Emiliano Carchia: Prospect Paul Eboua has switched representation and signed with BDA Sports, a source told @sportando. The Cameroonian player, a potential second rounder, will declare for the 2020 NBA Draft soon
Former Kentucky Wildcats guard Tyrese Maxey has signed with agent Rich Paul of the Klutch Sports Group ahead of the NBA Draft, the agency announced on Thursday.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Kentucky freshman Tyrese Maxey -- a projected lottery pick -- has signed with agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, Paul tells ESPN.
Nick DePaula: Jalen Green will sign with agent Aaron Goodwin of @GoodwinSports. The projected 2021 #1 pick will begin the shoe deal process *now*, with several offers expected to top 7-figures per year. Goodwin negotiated massive rookie shoe deals for LeBron, Dwight Howard & Kevin Durant.
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Jeff Goodman: Stanford’s Tyrell Terry has signed with Mike Naiditch of Beyond Athlete Management, source told @Stadium. Naiditch is one of the 24 agents who has been certified by the NCAA, so Terry can return to school if he so chooses to do so.
The NBA Draft is slowly approaching and Lamar Stevens has made his decision regarding his representation. Stevens has signed with Rize Management, according to CEO and founder Scott Nichols, as he continues his push to be drafted once June arrives.
Middle Tennessee State will be without one of its top players next season. Junior guard C.J. Jones announced via Instagram that he had signed with Durrant Sports Management and is forgoing his senior season at MTSU.
Bryan Kalbrosky: BYU senior Yoeli Childs will be represented by Keith Kreiter + Sam Cipriano of @Edge_Sports. The big averaged 22.2 PPG and 9.0 RPG per game. He shot 22-for-45 (48.9 percent) on 3-pointers. Among all D1 players who had as many pick-and-pop possessions, only one was more efficient.
JD Shaw: Grant Riller (@G_getsbuckets) has signed with agent Scott Nichols of Rize Management ahead of the NBA Draft. Grant spent four seasons at Charleston, averaging 21.9 points this past year.
Adam Zagoria: Jordan Nwora will sign this week with Mark Bartelstein and Priority Sports, per source.
“I think I should go number one, no doubt,” Edwards told 247Sports. “That’s the only place I think I should go.” Edwards signed this week with Octagon agent Omar Wilkes for his professional representation, per multiple sources. Wilkes has represented top 10 picks -- Trae Young and Cam Reddish -- in each of the past two NBA Drafts.
Octagon: We’re excited to welcome @UGABasketball standout Anthony Edwards (@theantman05) to the #OctagonFamily.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Memphis 7-footer James Wiseman -- a potential No. 1 overall pick -- has signed with @excelsm for his NBA representation, league source tells ESPN. Wiseman will start preparing for the June NBA Draft now.
A league source told Heavy.com that the agent Wiseman is expected to sign with is veteran Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports, whose client list includes Blake Griffin, Kemba Walker, Khris Middleton, Kevin Love, C.J. McCollum, Nikola Jokic and Andre Drummond.
Jon Rothstein: Sources: The NCAA has officially added criteria for agents who wish to represent student athletes testing the waters for the NBA Draft. Criteria: Bachelor's Degree; Certified with NBPA for a minimum of three years; Take an in-person exam at the NCAA Office in Indianapolis.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Source confirms former Wichita State and Louisiana-Monroe guard Daishon Smith (@Humnbled1_) will be repped by Dan Curtin of 3Eye Sports. Smith had the most steals and 2nd-most points in Sun Belt last season. Only ten D1 players scored more PPG on catch-and-shoot opportunities.
Marc J. Spears: Ex-Minnesota forward Jordan Murphy, who averaged 14.4 points and 11 rebounds as a senior, will be represented by agent LaMont Smith and his son, Chris.
Adrian Wojnarowski: CAA agent Austin Brown and Lisa Joseph-Metelus will represent Zion Williamson, per sources.
Sean Deveney: Sources say CAA is getting closer to signing presumed No. 1 pick Zion Williamson. Still not a done deal but that's the way signs are pointing. Williamson is in the rare position of not having an agent three weeks before the draft.
As long as Zion Williamson has an agent in in place by the week of the draft, there will be time for him to hammer out all the details of his NBA transition. Still, it is an odd thing that he is without an agent at this point. Sources told Sporting News that the reason behind the delayed process goes back to Williamson's advisor, former NBA agent Chubby Wells.
Wells had been an Atlanta-area NBA agent going back more than a decade, representing players like Dale Davis and Ramon Sessions. But his certification with the NBPA lapsed. Through his friend Anderson, Wells got involved with Williamson's AAU team, SC Supreme, and the plan had been to have him recertify as an agent and represent Williamson. But when that plan fell through this spring, Williamson did not have an official agent and top agencies across the country piled into the process. Among those were Creative Artists Agency, Roc Nation, Klutch Sports and BDA Sports.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Oregon's Kenny Wooten (two-time Pac-12 All-Defense) and UCLA's Moses Brown (Pac-12 All-Freshman) have signed with First Picks Sports and will be represented by Mitchell Butler and Toby Bailey, per source. For context: The two agents both played basketball at UCLA and in the NBA.
Dylan Windler now travels to Chicago, where he is staying ahead of the draft to train with fellow clients of Priority Sports & Entertainment and agent Mark Bartelstein. He will then visit with the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics.
Gary Woelfel: Michigan SG Jordan Poole (Milw Rufus King) will stay in draft and be repped by CAA, whose many clients include Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer.
“Zion is meeting with agents,” Nichols said. “Who are some of the finalists?” “It’s the big agencies that have a chance at him,” Windhorst replied. “Roc Nation, CAA and Klutch Sports is in there.”
Bryan Kalbrosky: Among the top prospects in the 2019 NBA Draft, Zion Williamson is the most notable yet to hire an agent. Others not linked to representation, likely still testing waters: Charles Bassey (Western Kentucky), Devon Dotson (Kansas), Moses Brown (UCLA) + Jalen Lecque (NC State commit)
According to one NBA source, Williamson has yet to select an agent, a decision that seems inevitable before he signs a lucrative shoe deal. For now, Williamson is surrounded by his mother and stepfather, who have deftly guided him through every step of his journey. Sharonda Sampson and Lee Anderson have quietly helped create the phenomenon, even electing not to do interviews during Williamson’s year at Duke. Most important, Wiggins says, they’ll still be there to help Williamson select an agent. “I’ve got great parents, great siblings, a great circle that care for me and would do anything for me, protect me,” Wiggins says. “That’s the main thing, having a good circle around you.”
Jordan Nwora is the Louisville player who has drawn the most attention and hype as an NBA draft prospect, mostly due to the massive improvement in his sophomore campaign. His father, Alex Nwora, told the Courier Journal that Nwora signed with agent Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management.
Zach Braziller: Former Hofstra star Justin Wright-Foreman worked out for Celtics today. Is signing with Sean Kennedy of Excel Sports. Also has workouts coming up with 76ers and Timberwolves Monday and Tuesday. He will be going to G-League Elite Camp May 13-14 in Chicago. #hofmbb #nbadraft
Rachel Stein, the communications coordinator for Priority Sports and Entertainment, confirmed Bruno Fernando has signed with the Chicago-based sports management company. Priority Sports also represents former Terps Jake Layman and Kevin Huerter.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Source confirms to @HoopsHype that Mississippi State standout Aric Holman will be represented at FSM (Fundamental Sports Management) by Colin Bryant and Rahul Patel. The 6-foot-10 forward connected on 43.3 percent of his three-pointers (!!) during final two collegiate seasons.
Zach Braziller: Villanova’s Eric Paschall announces he has signed with CAA. Has been invited to NBA Combine.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Josh Reaves (Penn State) will be represented by Dan Curtin and Adam Godes of 3Eye Sports, per source. He led his conference in steal % three years in a row + projects as a 3-and-D rotational player. He recently made Portsmouth All-Tournament.
Jared Weiss: NBA Draft prospect Matur Maker has signed with agent Steve McCaskill’s One Legacy Sports, who represent his brother Thon. The 21-year-old currently plays for Zlatorog Laško in Slovenia after playing a post HS season in Canada last year.
May 16, 2022 | 7:38 am EDT Update
But what happens if Phoenix uses the threat of restricted free agency and a limited market of teams with available cap space as leverage? Would the Suns tell Ayton to go out and get an offer sheet from another team, with the belief it would get matched? ESPN is projecting four teams — the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs — to each have more than $30.5 million in available cap space. A fifth, the Portland Trail Blazers, would need to waive starter Josh Hart to create a max slot. Each of the four teams (and possibly Portland) can offer a four-year, $131.1 million contract.
Considering Phoenix is now getting a discount of $46 million (but with one less year), the likelihood is that the offer is matched. In total, 17 players have signed an offer sheet, with seven going unmatched. The latest was in 2020 with Bogdan Bogdanovic and the Sacramento Kings. The risk for the Suns is a contract laden with an advance payment, trade bonus and fewer years. Instead of having Ayton under contract through the 2026-27 season, there would be the possibility of him becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2024 or 2025. A sign-and-trade is also an option, but that would require the Suns to cooperate.
Since the All-Star break, Booker was one of three players to average 30 points while shooting 50% from the field and 40% on 3-pointers, per ESPN Stats & Information research. The other players were Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum. He is also one of three players to average at least 25 points in each of the past four seasons, joining Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James. Defensively, he averaged a career-high 1.1 steals and held opponents to a career-best 41.9% as the closest defender (according to Second Spectrum tracking) and contested 88.4% of shots faced as the closest defender for the first time in his career. If there is a concern to the supermax it is the $113 million that Booker is owed in the final two seasons.
Crowder is entering the final year of his contract and is extension eligible. The forward is eligible to sign a four-year $58.3 million contract. Crowder started all 67 games he played this season, averaging 9.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and shooting 34.8% from 3. The future finances of Phoenix (new contracts for Ayton, Booker and Johnson) will certainly factor into the decision to extend Crowder.
Overall, he shot 44.3% from the field (his lowest since 2013-14) and 37.3% from three (lowest since 2017-18). A concern with extending Middleton to a lucrative contract is the workload that he has endured since the 2017-18 season. The guard currently ranks seventh in games played and fifth in minutes among all active players. He will turn 33 years old in the first year of a possible new contract.
The Bucks’ financial outlook and the loss of Donte DiVincenzo makes signing Connaughton a priority if he declines his option. The next contract for Connaughton should range between $8 million and $10 million, similar to the two-year, $18.7 million extension that his teammate Grayson Allen signed last October.
June 21: Thanasis Antetokounmpo has a $1.9 million player option in his contract. Antetokounmpo has established Bird rights (on the roster for three years or more), allowing the Bucks to exceed the cap to sign him if the player option is declined. The market for him is the veteran minimum exception of $1.9 million.
Brook Lopez is entering the last year of his contract, and Milwaukee can extend him for four additional seasons and up to $74.7 million (a starting salary of $16.7 million in the first year). The veteran missed 69 games this season recovering from back surgery. Lopez continues to be a presence on the defensive end. Per Second Spectrum, he allowed opponents to shoot 48.8% in the restricted area when contesting shots as the closest defender over the past two seasons. That is the second lowest behind Jaren Jackson Jr. The projection for Lopez on an extension is two years, $20 million.