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ESPN front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss how the trade market is starting to take shape, distinguishing buyers/sellers, Markelle Fultz, Bradley Beal/John Wall, Orlando/Steve Clifford, Memphis and much more.
0:22: Where the NBA trade calendar stands approaching December 15th, when players signed over the summer can be dealt.
3:02: Nearly half of the league entering free agency in 2019.
4:38: The league wide interest in Bradley Beal on the trade market.
6:17: Steve Clifford’s impact on the Magic in his first season.
8:43: Will a team in the West make a move to challenge the Warriors in the playoffs?
13:14: Jaren Jackson Jr.’s immediate contributions to the Grizzlies with a healthy Marc Gasol and Mike Conley.
15:49: The Markelle Fultz situation and how the Jimmy Butler trade changes the team’s timeline.
18:33: Sixers players embracing Fultz amid his struggles and his lack of value on the trade market.
21:09: Would Fultz benefit from time in the G League?
24:54: Have locker room dynamics worsened or is there simply more intense coverage of the league?
29:52: Players who could hit the buyout market.
33:09: What’s next for Carmelo Anthony?
36:37: How will the new draft lottery rules change how teams play down the stretch?
39:15: The Bulls having a promising young core to attract free agents in the coming years.