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Howard Beck on Ain’t Hard To Tell Podcast: ‘Jimmy Butler to Nets makes no sense’

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The Jimmy Butler saga is not over yet, so we’re still going to talk about it. And it’s not just Woj or Bobby Marks who thinks it’s not a great idea.

Howard Beck returned to join Dexter Henry and I on the Ain’t Hard To Tell Podcast, where among many NBA topics, we briefly discussed the Brooklyn Nets on two fronts: Whether or not Jimmy Butler makes any sense for the team, and whether or not playoffs are realistic for this team.

The at length Jimmy Butler discussion begins at 12:34, with Beck saying the following at the 20:54 mark – after we had mentioned Caris LeVert’s involvement in these rumors.

“For the Nets, it doesn’t make any sense to me, they’re starting at ground zero. They’ve got, you know, $70 whatever million in cap space next summer. They’ve got a different plan – it’s nice to have the one star in hand to attract the others, but it’s better if that guy is 26 instead of 30. There are a lot of teams like that in the NBA where it’s just not the right time.”

Later on, we discussed the team’s playoff chances (and why) at the 57:18 mark, after establishing the Eastern Conference has six given teams. (The Raptors, Celtics, 76ers, Bucks, Pacers and Wizards).

Our responses could surprise you.

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