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ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to go inside the news, circumstances and marketplace surrounding All-Star forward Jimmy Butler’s trade demand with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
1:18: Marks’ experience dealing with player trade demands, most notably from Jason Kidd.
5:06: Tom Thibodeau still wanting Jimmy Butler to return to the Timberwolves.
9:02: What happens if Butler reports to the team, but claims he is unable to play due to injury?
10:18: For the Clippers and Nets, would acquiring Butler help them sign another star in free agency?
14:45: How the risk of acquiring Butler is different than what it was for the Raptors trading for Kawhi Leonard.
19:27: The cat-and-mouse game of the Timberwolves trying to build a market for Butler.
23:21: How the split between the front office and ownership undercuts Thibodeau and Scott Layden.
25:48: Nets ownership initially resisting the Stephon Marbury-Jason Kidd trade.
32:14: Marks getting his start with the Nets as an intern for Willis Reed.
34:08: The unlikelihood of the Timberwolves being able to get their desired return for Butler.
37:08: The challenge of organizing multiple team trades.
40:06: Cap relief becoming increasingly valuable in trades during the past decade.
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