The story of Quincy Douby’s agent acting improperly won’t get the attention of the Reggie Bush controversy, but Douby’s agent recently became one of the few sports agents to be successfully prosecuted for improper behavior.
-Keith Glass, Douby’s former agent, negotiated a four-year, $6.5 million deal for Douby under the NBA’s rookie scale.
-After Douby’s rookie season, Douby fired Glass via fax on April 26th. On May 14th, Douby signed with his new agent, Andy Miller. Glass became suspicious of a possible prior relationship between Douby and Miller.
-Some digging on Glass’ part that telephone conversations between Miller and Jack Ringel, Douby’s high school coach and close confidant, had taken place as early as March 20th. He also found that Miller had visited Ringel on April 24th. One of Miller’s employees also called Douby 9 minutes before Douby called Glass and informed him that he planned to end their business relationship.
Miller had to pay Glass $40,000 in damages, he may face discipline from the N.B.A, and his reputation has been damaged.
Douby played in Turkey last season and is currently represented by Happy Waters.
Somebody is in midseason form.
Stephen Curry put up 30 on Portland in a preseason game Thursday night, hitting six threes and getting to the line 15 times over the course of his less than 26 minutes. It was quite a show.
Portland won the game 118-101 behind 25 points from Allen Crabbe and 22 from Damian Lillard. Not a lot of defense in this one but it was fun to watch.
If you believe there is a difference between being dunked on and being dunked around, this definitely falls in the latter category.
Still, it’s an impressive move by Toronto’s Anthony Bennett to make the move and dunk around Lakers’ big man Robert Upshaw during the Raptors’ 105-97 preseason win over the Lakers Thursday night.
Bennett only had four points, but Kyle Lowry had another impressive preseason outing with 25. He has looked sharp. Julius Randle had 17 for the Lakers on 7-of-10 shooting.