• sharessharetweetpinsmssendemail1 month ago – via Adrian Wojnarowski, Ramona Shelburne @ ESPNOnce again, sources told ESPN, Harden and his manager have been searching for an agent to partner and navigate the situation — whether that’s free agency, a sign-and-trade to leave the Nets after the season, staying on a new deal, or even, a trade prior to Thursday’s deadline.1 month ago – via Twitter RichPaul4Rich Paul. Excited to welcome @Collin Sexton!!
    https://twitter.com/KlutchSports/status/14900532357757378612 months ago – via Twitter OctagonBsktballOctagon Basketball: Welcome to the #OctagonFamily, Mamadi Diakite (@_mdiakite)!
    http://twitter.com/OctagonBsktball/status/14871728646756147212 months ago – via TwitterKlutch Sports: Welcome @Troy_Brown33 ! #Klutch2 months ago – via TwitterExcel Basketball: Welcome to the Excel family, Jakob Poeltl! #exceling3 months ago – via TwitterOctagon Basketball: Excited to welcome @markushoward11 to the #OctagonFamily!4 months ago – via TwitterWasserman Basketball: Official. Please help us welcome @BolBol to #TeamWass!4 months ago – via TwitterStefan Bondy: Nets center Nic Claxton, who is still making his way back from a bout with mono, recently hired CAA as his agency. He’s a restricted free agent after this season.4 months ago – via Tom Orsborn @ San Antonio Express-NewsSpurs forward Keldon Johnson said he’s leaving San Antonio firm Fundamental Sports Management to sign with powerhouse agency Klutch Sports Group was a business decision. “It was long and thought out, but at the end of the day, I am up and coming, and I just wanted the best representation,” he said at shootaround Tuesday morning.4 months ago – via Twitter ChrisBHaynesChris Haynes: Yahoo Sources: Sacramento Kings sharpshooter Buddy Hield has changed agents and is now being represented by Diana Day of Icona Agency.4 months ago – via Twitter hoopshypeJorge Sierra: Nets guard Cam Thomas has signed with Tandem Sports + Entertainment/You First agency. Jim Tanner and Terrence Felder will represent him.4 months ago – via TwitterKlutch Sports: Welcome Keldon & Kaleb Johnson! #Klutch4 months ago – via Marcus Thompson II, Darnell Mayberry, Marcus Thompson II and Darnell Mayberry @ The AthleticAnd part of that is attributable to the big brother LaVine gained in Tokyo. He even switched his representation to Klutch Sports Group, the same agency that represents Green, after winning a gold medal. “I talk to him about a lot of things,” LaVine said. “Life skills. Upbringing. I made the decision to go with Klutch and with Rich (Paul), and he was with them. And I think that helped guide me a little bit to help me figure out what I wanted to do and me making my own decision at the end of the day.”5 months ago – via Twitter CarchiaEmiliano Carchia: Philadelphia 76er guard Furkan Korkmaz has signed with agents Jason Glushon and Dan Tobin, sources tell @Emiliano Carchia5 months ago – via Twitter wojespnExcel Sports: Attorney Rick Shapiro and NBA agent Michael Tellem join Excel. Shapiro will act as a senior advisor for our baseball division and Tellem will join to lead international basketball recruiting. #exceling. Adrian Wojnarowski: NBA agent Michael Tellem joins Excel Sports. He represents two of the top 11 players in ESPN’s Top 100 for the 2022 NBA Draft: Yannick Nzosa of Unicaja Malaga and Ousmane Dieng of the NZ Breakers.5 months ago – via TwitterWasserman Basketball: Help us welcome Avery Bradley to the #TeamWass family!6 months ago – via Twitter CarchiaEmiliano Carchia: Furkan Korkmaz officially terminated his representation agreement with Excel Sports and is about to pick up a new agent soon, I am told6 months ago – via Twitter mctenDave McMenamin: Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn has signed with Klutch Sports Group, league sources told ESPN. Undrafted out of college, Nunn has averaged 15 pts and 3 ast per game in his first two seasons in the league with the Miami Heat and figures to have a prominent role in L.A.’s title hunt6 months ago – via Brian Windhorst @ ESPNAfter not getting a new contract, LaVine left his old agents and signed with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports after the Olympics. The move drew attention and speculation on LaVine's plans, though Paul has a history of negotiating long-term extensions to stay with teams in addition to helping star players force their way out of places. "For me, it was more of a leadership part where I needed to go and align myself with a brand I really wanted to be with," LaVine said of the move. "I just wanted to continue to grow my brand and Klutch aligned with me perfectly. I can't account for what other people's opinions might be. I made this decision for me and my family moving forward."6 months ago – via Twitter hoopshypeJorge Sierra: Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane has signed with agent Jim Tanner of Tandem Sports + Entertainment/You First.6 months ago – via TwitterCAA Basketball: Excited to welcome @Rich_Holmes22 to the CAA family!6 months ago – via Twitter ChrisBHaynesChris Haynes: Phoenix Suns’ versatile young standout Cameron Johnson has changed representation, hiring agents Ty Sullivan, Steve Heumann, Melvin Booker (Devin Booker’s dad) and Simone Capers of @CAA_Basketball.7 months ago – via TwitterOctagon Basketball: Excited to welcome @BrynjForbes to the #OctagonFamily! 🙌
    https://mobile.twitter.com/OctagonBsktball/status/14346000926071603217 months ago – via Twitter SBJLizMullenLiz Mullen: Memphis Grizzlies G Desmond Bane has left his agent Seth Cohen of SAC Sports Family. He is currently without an agent and is in the NBPA's 15-day waiting period before he can sign with a new one.7 months ago – via Twitter ZachLaVineZach LaVine: Everything is a learning experience, and to grow we all must embrace change - only by strengthening our foundation can we ensure longevity! I’m excited to join @klutchsports pic.twitter.com/HwW75SQWl0
    http://twitter.com/ZachLaVine/status/14328016178379202597 months ago – via Twitter KlutchSportsKlutch Sports Group: Welcome @Zach LaVine! #Klutch
    http://twitter.com/KlutchSports/status/14327810781047357457 months ago – via Twitter KCJHoopKC Johnson: Innovate Sports, BDA Sports and Zach LaVine sever ties, per sources.7 months ago – via Twitter KCJHoopKC Johnson: Zach LaVine is expected to sign with Klutch Sports Group, according to a league source.7 months ago – via Twitter Schultz_ReportJordan Schultz: 🚨 Breaking: James Harden, per sources, is cutting ties with Jason Ranne and Chafie Fields of Wasserman - whom he hired to help facilitate his trade from the #Rockets to the #Nets. Harden’s new representation will be long time friend Lorenzo McCloud, along w/the NBPA.7 months ago – via TwitterKlutch Sports Group: Welcome @camreddish! #Klutch8 months ago – via Twitter SBJLizMullenLiz Mullen: Free agent PG Elfrid Payton has signed with @Wasserman NFL/NBA agent Chafie Fields. He was formerly repped by CAA.8 months ago – via Twitter ScottAgnessScott Agness: Victor Oladipo has changed agents and will now be represented by Jeff Schwartz and @javonphillips of @Excel Sports, per source. Oladipo, who soon becomes an unrestricted free agent, is rehabbing from a second surgery on his right quad.9 months ago – via Keith Pompey @ The Philadelphia InquirerJoel Embiid is a free agent. Relax, 76ers fans, not that type of free agent. Embiid is under contract for at least two more seasons. The MVP runner-up has left Creative Artists Agency, according to multiple league sources.9 months ago – via Keith Pompey @ The Philadelphia InquirerThis shouldn’t come as a surprise. Embiid had been represented at the agency by former super agent Leon Rose before Rose became the New York Knicks’ president of basketball operations on March 2, 2020. Rose and Embiid had a great agent/client relationship.9 months ago – via Keith Pompey @ The Philadelphia InquirerAfter Rose left, Embiid remained with CAA, where he was represented by Michael Tellem. Now he’s interested in building the right marketing team.10 months ago – via Sports Agent BlogOn May 14th, Jason Glushon CEO and Founder of Glushon Sports Management announced the signing of the Boston Celtics Guard Marcus Smart.11 months ago – via TwitterCAA Basketball: Welcome to the CAA Family, @IAmJustise ‼️11 months ago – via TwitterJames Edwards III: According to Real GM, Hami has signed with Adam Pensack, who is C-Wood’s agent
    http://twitter.com/lazchance/status/138667891701734605011 months ago – via Twitter Edge_SportsKeith Kreiter: Proud to Announce @Mychal Mulder has Joined the #EdgeFamily Looking forward to the Special Journey Ahead #RisingStars20211 year ago – via Peter Botte @ New York PostBackup center Nerlens Noel, a pending free agent, said he switched agents two weeks ago from Rich Paul to Chris Gaston. “I’m not really worried about that,” Noel said. “I’ve been focused on being a New York Knick, playing basketball at the highest level possible and being focused.”1 year ago – via Twitter IanBegleyIan Begley: Former Knick Allonzo Trier is now being represented by James Dunleavy of Excel Sports Management. Dunleavy represented Trier during his Knicks tenure.1 year ago – via Apple PodcastsIsaiah Thomas: Yes, I hired Bernie Lee. You know, that was a tough decision for me because Excel has been everything for me the last five years, they've been more of a family to me. And Sam Goldfeder is somebody that I have so much respect for. I just felt like I needed new energy. And I needed something new. So it was mutually agreed on that we parted ways and there's no hard or bad feelings towards what that group has done for me and how they worked for me the last five years, so I can't thank them enough.1 year ago – via TwitterPar-Lay Sports & Entertainment: We’re excited to welcome @Richaun Holmes to Par-lay! He is a force to reckon with for the @Sacramento Kings , having an ALL-STAR season! Off the court, Richaun founded @stay22uned. An organization that focuses on Basketball, Business, Philanthropy and more. #TeamParLay1 year ago – via Twitter ChrisBHaynesChris Haynes: Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas tells @YahooSports he’s in communication with a handful of teams about an NBA return and says he recently hired Bernie Lee of Quartexx Basketball for representation.1 year ago – via Twitter WassermanWasserman: Thrilled to welcome @James Harden to Wasserman. Can’t wait to see you hit the court in Brooklyn #TeamWass
    https://twitter.com/Wasserman/status/13495086065136721921 year ago – via Brian Lewis @ New York PostAfter having represented himself, Dinwiddie has taken on LA-based agent Jason Glushon, according to Forbes. Dinwiddie just had ACL surgery and has a $12.3 million player option for next season.1 year ago – via Twitter ChrisBHaynesChris Haynes: Yahoo Sources: Isaiah Thomas and Excel Sports Management have mutually decided to part ways as the free agent guard continues his pursuit back to the NBA.1 year ago – via Twitter AlexKennedyNBAAlex Kennedy: Nerlens Noel told http://BasketballNews.com that he has terminated his relationship with Rich Paul and Klutch Sports, and he's currently looking for a new agent. Noel signed a one-year deal with the New York Knicks this offseason. Rich Paul and Klutch Sports maintain that they amicably parted ways with Nerlens Noel. The NBPA confirmed that the relationship is terminated, but wouldn't divulge who filed the paperwork.1 year ago – via Marc Berman @ New York PostA source said Robinson’s trainer, Marcel Scott, is close to Foucher, who has eyed Robinson for more than a year. Robinson’s reputation is intriguing because he signed an unorthodox contract after being drafted in the second round — a modest, four-year deal filled with team options. He is under contract for next season but it’s a team option that would pay just $1.8 million. The Knicks, if they are still convinced Robinson is their center of the future, can do the right thing and give him an extension or just rip up the final year. “It is [frustrating],’’ Robinson said about switching reps so often. “Not having an agent, it is. But it’s like a thing where you learn and you learn until you get the right one. So that’s basically what I’m doing until I get the one that’s really down for me. It’s a lesson.’’1 year ago – via Marc Berman @ New York PostPaul, who reps LeBron James and Anthony Davis, among others at Klutch Sports, wanted to be a difference-maker with Robinson and teach him the finer points of how the league is played and works. But now he has been bounced. “It was just like personal stuff,” Robinson said. “I don’t really want to get into that. But it was just personal. I just felt like I needed something different.”1 year ago – via Twitter IanBegleyIan Begley: Knicks center Mitchell Robinson has hired Wasserman for representation:
    https://twitter.com/Wasserman/status/13350167841062297681 year ago – via Twitter _tandemseTANDEM: Excited for 2019-20 @nbagleague MVP @FrankMason0 to join the Tandem + @YouFirstSports fam!!1 year ago – via Jacob Rude @ Lonzo WireOn Sunday’s episode of “Ball in the Family,” Ball discussed the decision to join Klutch and Rich Paul at length, including discussing his desires to grow his profile off the court. Here’s a full transcript of the three segments in which Ball talks about his move, the middle of which comes in a conversation with girlfriend Denise Garcia: “I think signing with Klutch was a good step for me just because I got make that decision 100% myself. I think Rich (Paul) has a ton of influence, so I’m definitely (with) my career in his hands.”1 year ago – via Jacob Rude @ Lonzo Wire“I had a meeting with Rich that was good. I really just wanted to make the decision for myself. I feel like everything else been kind of like the whole family thing but I wanted to do what was best, that I felt, for me. I like the way he approaches things. I think they’ll open up a lot of doors off the court as well.”1 year ago – via Twitter espn_macmahonTim MacMahon: Source: Spurs C Chimezie Metu has changed agents and is now represented by Wasserman’s Darren Matsubara, whose client list includes big men Clint Capela, Steven Adams and the Lopez brothers.1 year ago – via Twitter ShamsCharaniaShams Charania: Lakers guard Avery Bradley tells @The Athletic @Stadium he is changing representation and plans to sign with agent Charles Briscoe. He is evaluating whether to decline his $5M player option.1 year ago – via Twitter _tandemseExcited to welcome Michael Frazier to #TeamTandem + @YouFirstSports !
    http://twitter.com/_tandemse/status/13269088323632783391 year ago – via Twitter ZachLowe_NBAZach Lowe: After establishing himself as a key part of San Antonio's rotation, Lonnie Walker IV has hired Rich Paul and Lucas Newton of @Klutch Sports to represent him, league sources tell ESPN. Klutch also represents San Antonio's Dejounte Murray and Trey Lyles.1 year ago – via Twitter lonniewalker_4Lonnie Walker: Excited to be apart of the @Klutch Sports family 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/XlCEQLL7nx1 year ago – via Twitter SBJLizMullenLiz Mullen: Jessica Holtz, @caa_sports marketing agent, has taken on a new role & will represent Timberwolves C Karl-Anthony Towns & Suns G Devin Booker on the court as well as off.1 year ago – via Twitter SBJLizMullenLiz Mullen: Jessica Holtz, @CAA Sports marketing agent, has taken on a new role & will represent Timberwolves C Karl-Anthony Towns & Suns G Devin Booker on the court as well as off. SBJ: bit.ly/3leqQCN pic.twitter.com/fpv4kk3KjF1 year ago – via Twitter wojespnAdrian Wojnarowski: Marcus and Markieff Morris -- unrestricted free agent forwards -- have signed with agent @Chafie Fields of Wasserman, sources tell ESPN. Fields is one of the few agents representing both NFL and NBA clients.1 year ago – via Twitter IanBegleyIan Begley: Former St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds has signed with BJ Bass of RBA Sports:1 year ago – via TwitterChris Patrick: Our family is growing! Very excited to welcome @Bucks point guard and former @KUHoops star @Frank Mason to the crew. Future is very bright for this young man who has been BALLING in the bubble and we are honored to be working with him!1 year ago – via TwitterBDA Sports Intl: We are excited to welcome NBA forward @Kenneth Faried to the @BDA_Sports Family! Earlier this week, Faried worked out at @P3sportscience at the same time as NBA Draft prospect @Braxton Key and offered this great advice to him about what mindset is needed to succeed in the league!1 year ago – via Twitter DWolfsonKSTPDarren Wolfson: #Timberwolves RFA Malik Beasley is now represented by agent Brian Jungreis. Him and Klutch Sports parted ways months ago, officially very recently, Jungreis will be busy when FA starts since he also reps Fred Van Vleet.1 year ago – via Twitter ShamsCharaniaShams Charania: Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie has parted with Roc Nation agency and is seriously considering representing himself, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.1 year ago – via Twitter OctagonBsktballOctagon Basketball: Welcome to the @OctagonBsktball Family, @AlecBurks101 year ago – via Twitter wojespnAdrian Wojnarowski: One of the breakout players of The Bubble – Portland Trail Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr., -- has signed with Klutch Sports, CEO Rich Paul tells ESPN. Paul and agent Lucas Newton will rep Trent Jr.1 year ago – via Bryan Kalbrosky @ lebronwire.usatoday.comPhoenix Suns rookie guard Jalen Lecque, a former NC State commit, has switched agents and is now represented by Rich Paul of Klutch Sports.1 year ago – via Twitter KlutchSportsKlutch Sports Group: We are excited to welcome @ZO2_! #Klutch
    http://twitter.com/KlutchSports/status/13084817012579614722 years ago – via Twitter ScottAgnessScott Agness: Raptors forward OG Anunoby has switched from Octagon to Klutch Sports for representation, reuniting him with agent Omar Wilkes.2 years ago – via Malika Andrews @ ESPNThree years into his NBA career, New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball views this as a pivotal offseason, which began with an important business decision: Ball has signed with agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, the 22-year-old told ESPN. "I wanted to lead my career," Ball told ESPN. "Picking my own representation -- just solely as my decision -- was step one in that process. For me, it was an easy call, and it was the right time to make that call."2 years ago – via Malika Andrews @ ESPNSaid LaVar Ball, reached over the phone by ESPN: "He's always been his own man. As a father, all I can do is guide him. I'm not going to take a lesser role. I am going to be his father, and that's it."2 years ago – via Michael Scotto @ HoopsHypeOlder agents can sell players on their experience and a client list and several big contract signings as proof of their work compared to younger agents seeking their first big deal. “For me, I think what’s used against me is that I’m inexperienced, so I don’t really have the experience or the power, which is I think a bunch of b——- at the end of the day,” one agent told HoopsHype. “I don’t think that’s a real thing. I think it comes into play a little bit. Relationships are important, but at the end of the day, I still think talent is really what sets the mark. I mean, me and you could be LeBron James‘ agent, he’s going to get a max contract.”2 years ago – via Michael Scotto @ HoopsHypeUsually, the first sense an agent has the relationship with a client is nearing the end is when the player doesn’t return phone calls or text messages. “By the time they get to the phone, you could tell when someone calls you if they have the balls, most of the time they don’t, it’s by text,” one veteran agent told HoopsHype. “You know, it’s really an empty veil. It’s like a breakup by text with a girl you know or divorcing someone by sending them a letter or an email. It’s like thanks for your service, but I decided to move on. Very rarely do you get the reason why.”2 years ago – via Michael Scotto @ HoopsHypeWhile some agents felt their termination was coming, most of the agents expressed shock when terminated. “I talked to an agent once out of New York who said, “S— my guy was toasting me at my wedding, and a week later, I got a FedEx package,” one longtime player rep told HoopsHype. Another agent was preparing to negotiate a deal for his client on July 1. This agent saw the FedEx truck showing up at his cul de sac on June 15th. At that moment, the agent knew without opening the envelope that he’d been fired and would lose a large commission.2 years ago – via Michael Scotto @ HoopsHypeThird, the bad blood between the two parties can boil over into a heated confrontation and bitterness for years to come. “I think in the beginning of my career I probably lost my cool one time with one guy,” an agent with a handful of years as a certified agent told HoopsHype. “We exchanged some words and kind of got into it where he was like threatening me.” Many times before games, a former agent and client will look at each other and turn away immediately or say hello briefly and carry on. Generally, the tension can be felt by those around both people.2 years ago – via Michael Scotto @ HoopsHypeWhether it’s a family member, manager, trainer, former coach, close friend, teammate, or someone else in a player’s inner circle, there’s usually an angle for an intermediary to push for a change in representation. “Everyone’s incentivized when people switch,” one prominent agent told HoopsHype. “Somebody’s getting paid, like 99 (percent) someone’s getting taken care of in the next contract, or somebody’s getting paid when there’s an intermediary involved. Sometimes, players grow up, and they start to figure things out, and then they don’t use an intermediary. They learn enough, they talk to some veterans that they respect, who have a good reputation. They say, ‘I’m going to find someone for me, not who my dad wanted or, or my AAU coach wanted or whoever. I want to make my own decision.'”2 years ago – via Michael Scotto @ HoopsHype“They (sneaker reps) have relationships with the players at a different angle, and they’re trying to push players with an agenda whether it’s for kickbacks, which I assume it is, or it’s for another reason, I don’t know, but they don’t play neutral,” one agent who has negotiated maximum-salary contracts and large endorsement deals told HoopsHype. “Then you’ve got the managers, and then you got the trainers. If you don’t sync up everybody onto your page and everyone’s biting out of your pocket, you’re going to lose a guy. You have to insulate the player to anyone that has any influence, and people that you don’t know have an influence, you have to be aware of as well. It’s a never-ending cycle. I remember one time, there was a tailor, like a clothier, who had influence over players who was pushing them to an agent for a kickback.”2 years ago – via Michael Scotto @ HoopsHypeThe battle between agents for a client and a hefty commission can get heated if any of these scenarios occur, and a poaching attempt is provable. “You have to get in the agent’s face and say, ‘Stay out of my yard,’” an agent told HoopsHype. “Then, you have to write them a law letter claiming tortious interference. Send them a very strong letter to say I’m not going to tolerate this, and you have to police it yourself. You either move the needle that way or the person is criminal, he doesn’t give a s— anyway, he does it anyway, and then you’ve got a battle on your hands.”2 years ago – via Twitter KlutchSportsKlutch Sports: We are excited to have @BenMcLemore back with the Klutch Sports Group Family! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfFMzIRVoAAjx0G.jpg2 years ago – via Twitter GlushonSMGlushon Sports Management: Welcome to the #GSMFamily Jeff Green!2 years ago – via Twitter dcarroFairPlayDavid Carro: Very exciting to announce @facucampazzo joins @OctagonBballEU family! Welcome to arguably the best point guard in @EuroLeague Big heart, humble person and magic talent all together. With the best: @claudio_villita Honored. @FairPlayCM2 years ago – via Twitter IanBegleyIan Begley: Sources: Willie Cauley-Stein has signed with Adie von Gontard of Young Money APAA Sports for representation. Cauley-Stein, who is not in the bubble due to personal reasons, has a $2.3 million player option for next season. Interesting young player for teams w/cap space like NYK2 years ago – via Twitter E_WoodyardEric Woodyard: Former Oklahoma State star Jawun Evans has switched agencies to CAA. The 2017 2nd-round pick spent this past season with the Raptors 905 of the NBA G League.2 years ago – via Twitter WassermanWasserman: We would like to welcome @Michael8easley to #TeamWass.2 years ago – via Twitter msingerMichael Singer: Inbox: Nuggets forward Noah Vonleh has signed with Tandem Sports/ You First Sports. They’ll handle Vonleh’s negotiations, marketing and PR.2 years ago – via news4sanantonio.comCongratulations, Keldon Johnson! San Antonio's FSM sports marketing agency has announced that San Antonio Spurs guard is their new client.2 years ago – via Twitter BDA_SportsBDA Sports: Welcome to the #BDAFamily @Jose Juan Barea !
    https://twitter.com/BDA_Sports/status/12802545158208020492 years ago – via Chris Kirschner @ The Athletic“I would ask those fans who are fans of Trae or Atlanta fans to just look at his history. He knows this is a team effort, but he wants to have that statue next to Dominique (Wilkins) one day, man. I’ve told you this before, my son is 6-foot-1, but he thinks he’s the best player on the court no matter if LeBron is on the floor with him. Hopefully, it never backfires on him, but he’s got big balls and is very confident. He just knows what he wants to accomplish. I never think my son is going to join a super team unless they all come to Atlanta. He’s just got too much pride to do that. Maybe that pride will backfire, but who knows. My son has seen it happen here in Oklahoma City with (Kevin Durant). He wasn’t one of those who called him a cupcake, but he’s seen the backlash of something like that happen.” Young’s contract with Klutch is expected to become official Tuesday afternoon. On Monday, Young was on a conference call with Adidas, one of his main sponsors, brainstorming how he and the company can help black-owned businesses in Atlanta.2 years ago – via Chris Kirschner @ The Athletic“Most definitely because at the end of the day, Trae needs to focus on basketball,” Rayford said. “Trae needs to focus on helping the team win and helping them get to the playoffs. He’s got to have someone he knows when he needs to call the front office, if it’s positive or negative. He needs to have a voice representing him who he could trust. I hate to put it this way; it can’t be someone who just has a long history of being an agent. It has to be someone who he feels good with. It can’t be someone who just because they rep one of the top five players or top 10 players of the league. Trae didn’t go to Klutch just because of A.D. or LeBron. He went there because he believes guys like Rich and Omar can make some calls for him. You have to go with who you’re comfortable with. That’s on the court and off the court. Hopefully, Trae is in the position one day to play with who he’s comfortable with. That’s just the opportunities he’s building for himself now.”2 years ago – via Twitter JShawNBAJD Shaw: Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young has signed with Klutch Sports for representation.2 years ago – via Twitter TheTraeYoungTrae Young: I’m just getting started... It’s just different❄️ #KLUTCH
    https://twitter.com/TheTraeYoung/status/12766415794790522922 years ago – via Twitter ChrisKirschnerChris Kirschner: Trae Young and Omar Wilkes are incredibly close. Omar calls Trae his “little brother” and he’s very tight with everyone in Trae’s family, including his young brother Timothy. I would be very surprised if Trae ended up signing anywhere other than Klutch.2 years ago – via Chris Haynes @ Yahoo! SportsAtlanta Hawks star Trae Young, one of the bright young faces of the NBA, has severed ties with sports agency Octagon and appears on a pathway to join Klutch Sports, league sources told Yahoo Sports.2 years ago – via Chris Haynes @ Yahoo! SportsYoung recently notified Octagon of his decision, sources said. Sources say Young will soon begin the process of interviewing agents and is weighing all of his options. He is in no rush to make a decision, but sources say the frontrunner for the Hawks’ franchise player is the agency founded by Rich Paul.2 years ago – via Twitter ChrisBHaynesChris Haynes: Yahoo Sources: Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young is mulling decision on whether to remain or terminate contract with Octagon Sports. With his agent Omar Wilkes leaving for Klutch Sports, Young is considering all his options.2 years ago – via Twitter wojespnAdrian 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.2 years ago – via Twitter SBJLizMullenLiz Mullen: Indiana Pacers PG Aaron Holiday has signed with @BDA_Sports. NBA agents Bill Duffy & Nima Namakian are representing him.

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    Saturday in Washington, it was a thundering dunk, a driving layup, a handful of threes and, finally, a cutting layup that pushed James up the NBA’s all-time scoring leaderboard to No. 2, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The historic basket came midway into the second quarter of the Lakers’ 127-119 loss. Stanley Johnson found James on a back-door cut into the paint for a right-handed layup for his 36,930th career point, moving him past Karl Malone for second on the NBA’s career scoring list. “Just to be part of this league the many years I’ve been a part of it and being linked to some of the greatest who’ve ever played this game and guys I’ve ever watched or studied or read about or aspired to be like … I’m just always lost for words for it,” James said.6 hours ago – via Dan Woike @ Los Angeles Times

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    This rumor is part of a storyline:117 more rumorssharetweetsendsmsemailAfter scoring six points in the first quarter, James came out firing in the second. He scored the Lakers’ first 15 points of the quarter to pass Malone. James hit a cutting layup on a feed from Stanley Johnson at the 5:20 mark to give him 36,929 points, one better than Malone. “Just to be a part of this league for as many years as I’ve been a part of it and being linked to some of the greatest who’ve ever played this game, guys I’ve either watched or studied or read about or aspired to be like … I’m just always lost for words for it,” James said. “It’s an honor for myself, for my hometown, for my family and my friends to be able to live these moments throughout this journey. And that’s exactly who I do it for.”6 hours ago – via Matt Eppers @ USA Today Sports

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    sharetweetsendsmsemailJames finished the game with 38 points for 36,937 in his career and now trails only legendary center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the all-time list. Abdul-Jabbar has been the NBA’s scoring king since 1984 and finished his 20-year career with 38,387 points. “I will not allow myself to think about it,” James said of the possibility of passing Abdul-Jabbar. “I’ve always just played the game the way I’ve been playing it over the years, and these things have just happened organically by just going out and playing the game the right way. Hope to accomplish that at some point in my career, but I won’t think about it too much.”6 hours ago – via Matt Eppers @ USA Today Sports

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