Steve Nash: Nets traded Jarrett Allen in part due to financial reasons — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Nets have holes at center.

Steve Nash: Nets traded Jarrett Allen in part due to financial reasons — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Nets coach Steve Nash was a rookie head coach last season, but when asked at the Monday morning shootaround how tough it was to send back Allen as part of the Harden trade, Nash said, “For sure. We loved him and wish him a lot of success and are happy for him to get a contract. The reality is he was probably out, we couldn’t probably have re-signed him anyway. Looking at the marketplace, he probably would have gotten a lot of money, and it would’ve been a huge gap compared to some of the other priorities.

“So that was part of the decision in being able to let something like that go. Obviously, the other part is James Harden is a special, special player. But no question we still root for [Allen] and support him.”

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