Re: Larry Sanders signs with player agent Andre Buck
I am not going to pretend to be an expert on NBA compensation, but isn't the income for rookies basically established by the draft position anyway? Maybe he chose this guy because his cut is much lower and he really likes the guy.
From what I have read Buck is a straight shooter who takes on a few clients he can work with personally. He has had success in the past getting guys like Larry into the either the first round or second. He represented Balkman and lets just say there was no way that guy should have been a first rounder.
This guy also has a reputation of being fair, honest, keeping the kids best interest in mind, and being accessible. He actually let a recruit go a few years back prior to the draft because the recruit and his entourage thought he should be going a higher than Buck projected. Buck was hand picking work outs for the kid matching him against lower first round guys he knew his guy could either compete with or dominate. The other agenda had the kid working with the lotto types. Looks like Buck was correct as the guy went in the second round.
I think Larry has made a great choice and by the way not only are salaries set, also agents cuts are set as well. These days the agents main value is setting up the appropriate workouts, and delivering on marketing opportunities.
Again, Larry made a great choice. Think of it like this what good is a high profile agent is you are far down the totem pole? This guy Buck should prove beneficial to a guy like Larry.