Originally Posted by kmart
Doesn't he have a European agent though and does that matter?
He does. But the point of a Euro player hiring a North American agent before hitting free agency is so he's got someone familiar with the NBA to shop him hard around the league to find the best spot for the best money. Obviously Jose has gotten some kind of assurance by the Raps that they're keeping him no matter what, so there's no need to keep paying the guy.