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Eye on Basketball Podcast: Talking Nets with Tim Bontemps

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

I'm joined by Tim Bontemps of the New York Post to discuss the world of the Brooklyn Nets. As we start gearing up for the 2013-14 season, we've got the Nets looking to be one of the teams challenging the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference after their impressive roster overhaul this summer. Is it a bad thing that they're able to spend so much money because of Mikhail Prokhorov's deep pockets? Did they get this team because of savvy moves or was it only due to a big checkbook?

As for the roster itself, how will they handle themselves atop the Eastern Conference in their first contending year since the trips to the Finals behind the point guard play of Jason Kidd? Is this team able to take over the city of New York from a basketball standpoint and a business standpoint? Is Jason Kidd ready to be their head coach? Have they set themselves up to make a big run at a top free agent in 2016?

We discuss all of that, plus the possibility of a hard cap, Paul George vs. Roy Hibbert, and War of the Worlds.

You can read all of Tim Bontemps coverage of the Nets here and follow him on Twitter at @TimBontemps.

Have questions for the podcast? Send them to zach.harper@cbsinteractive.com, or ask them on Twitter with the hashtag #EOBPod, and we'll answer them on the show.

You can download the episode here. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and you should like us on Facebook. Follow Eye on Basketball on Twitter here.

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