Brooklyn Nets’ Jared Dudley

Brooklyn Nets’ Jared Dudley

The Woj Pod - July 26, 2018 - 37:25

Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley returns to The Woj Pod to discuss his move back to the Eastern Conference, what NBA superstars want in free agency, why referee-players relations are so poor, and much, much more. 1:04: The trade to the Nets giving Dudley a chance to get playing time again after the Suns went young last season. 3:32: Not being interested in giving up money in a buyout from the Suns. 4:37: The importance of veteran mentorship. 6:17: Fans wanting teams to bottom out for high draft picks. 8:35: How players being willing to take less money hurts smaller market teams. 12:58: Star players being more willing to change teams via free agency or by forcing a trade. 14:29: Players recruiting during the season and how common tampering is across the league. 15:39: Players being more aware of a franchise’s reputation from the coaching staff to the front office. 18:22: Star players having significant power and influence on the league in ways NFL players don’t. 21:00: The lasting impact of the NBPA rejecting the league’s cap smoothing proposal. 23:42: Teams not showing restraint with their cap space in 2016 and 2017. 26:53: The tremendous talent imbalance between the East and West. 29:11: Do players believe the league pushes for certain things to happen behind the scenes? 30:08: The relationship between players and refs being at an all-time low. 32:06: New refs not knowing how to interact with players.

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