10 July 2008

NBA news

Boy was I wrong about Elton Brand. Tells the Clippers to go get Baron Davis, tells them he'll take less money, and then scampers for Philadelphia as soon as they wave a big pile of cash at him.

That's cold.

Clippers coach Mike Dunleavey got on L.A. sports radio today and essentially blamed Brand's agent, David Falk, for the quick about-face. It makes a bit of sense... agents do get paid more based on the size of their customer's salary, so it was in Falk's best interest to find as much money as possible for Brand.

Maybe that's the problem. If LeBron signs for $5 million, his agent gets a lot less than he was expecting.

Of course, the player has final say in what contracts he does or does not accept, so maybe blaming the agents is the wrong way to go.

In other news, I have discovered the perfect gift for the Laker fan in your life.


Filbert Karo said...

That Lakers Championship will happen, Brandon!

LaPaube said...

Another reason to love Gilbert Arenas: he reads through the contracts himself and makes his own decisions. He doesn't have an agent. Go Gil!

Filbert Karo said...

That's why his nickname is Agent 0


Brandon said...

A good point about Arenas. He's crazy, but mostly good crazy, I think.