In news that probably isn’t a shock, unsigned restricted free agent guard Deuce Lutui has changed agents, according to Kent Somers. I’m not sure if anything will change in terms of Lutui’s status, however. If his former agent was the one pushing for Lutui to stay away, then I suppose his new representation may say, “Sign.” But if it had been Lutui’s preference to stay away — and his former agent was telling him to sign, leading to the breakup — then this won’t mean much in the grand scheme.
As as been noted many times, Lutui has until June 15 to sign his $1.76 million tender or the Cards could lower it to 110 percent of his 2009 salary of $535,000, or $588,500. But I think the Cards still see Lutui as a long-term piece, and lowering the offer could strain a relationship that, at least from Lutui’s side, already seems strained.
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