Jim Tanner Rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Restricted free agent C Jarrett Allen has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his agents Derrick Powell and Jim Tanner tell ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Two agencies — Tandem and You First — have merged, per release. Combined clients include Ja Morant, Kristaps Porzingis and Serge Ibaka. “Merging our efforts in basketball will create exciting new possibilities as well as broader expertise,” Tandem’s President Jim Tanner said.
Morant, 19, is the Memphis Grizzlies’ target with the second pick in June’s draft, sources said. Morant’s agent, Jim Tanner of Tandem Sports, informed teams at the top of the draft — including New Orleans, Memphis and New York — of the impending procedure on Saturday, sources said.
Alex Kennedy: Shane Larkin is no longer with agent Jim Tanner of Tandem Sports. The 26-year-old spent this season with Anadolu Efes, leading them to the Final Four while averaging 19.6 points, 3.6 threes and 3.2 assists (on 64.7% from the field and 50% from deep). He’s looking for a new agent.
Sitting next to his parents and his aunt and uncle, Phil and Carol Morant, at the office of his agent, Jim Tanner of Tandem Sports and Entertainment, Morant explained his decision Saturday to become a pro and his journey from lightly recruited player in South Carolina to lottery pick. “I didn’t try to force the decision to come out early,” Morant told USA TODAY Sports. “Me and my family just talked it over and felt like now is the right time and made that decision.”