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ESPN’s front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to breakdown the NBA Trade Deadline. Marks and Woj discuss the complexities of the Cleveland Cavaliers making a deal, the logjam of bad contracts flooding the market, and some of Bobby’s best stories working in the Nets front office on past deadlines.
2:06: Marks’ trade deadline memories with the Nets.
4:17: The complicated behind-the-scenes negotiations for the Jason Kidd trade in 2008.
5:24: How close the Nets came to acquiring Dwight Howard in 2012.
8:45: Nearly trading Brook Lopez at the 2015 deadline.
10:13: The logjam of available players at this year’s deadline because of the cap spike in 2016.
14:32: The high value of first-round picks on the trade market.
18:05: The Cavs looking for a big move at the deadline but not wanting to trade the Nets pick.
23:53: The Celtics signing Greg Monroe and still having options at the deadline.
26:22: Boston being willing to listen to offers for Marcus Smart.
30:16: Players on rookie-scale contracts that might benefit from a change of scenery, including Elfrid Payton, Emmanuel Mudiay and Julius Randle.
33:17: The Nets finding tremendous value in players like Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris.
36:11: How teams prepare for the frenzy of trade deadline day.
39:27: The closest Marks ever came to missing out on a trade because of the 3 pm deadline.