The Vertical Front-Office Insider Bobby Marks, a 20-year executive with the Nets, examines the weekly thought processes of NBA teams and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grind of putting a team together. One thing that drives owners crazy is giving money back to the NBA. Unless teams want to write a blank check to the NBA, early-entry draft prospects like LSU star Ben Simmons are off limits for the next six weeks.