In this preseason edition of The Heat Beat Podcast, Giancarlo Navas, Brian Goins, Jack Alfonso, and Nekias are joined by our network overlord, Ethan Skolnick (5 Reasons Sports), to go in-depth on the latest of the Jimmy Butler trade saga:
• Our network report of the Miami Heat making a final standing offer to Minnesota on Thursday morning. Where things stand now that trade talks have gone dark?
• Reports from The Athletic's Sam Amick and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on the Timberwolves' delusional asking price. Butler growing frustration of T'Wolves trade efforts.
• How the leverage has teetered out for many NBA teams, including Miami, to not go all-in for Jimmy Butler. Heat continue to withhold Josh Richardson and Bam Adebayo.
• Preseason opener reaction: Hassan Whiteside shines with double-double in Spurs loss.
...and so much more!!!