“I don’t think they’re any good at all,” Barkley said when asked about the Nets being a serious contender in the East on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” on Thursday. “Listen, you only got two teams in the East: you got the Heat and you got the Pacers. I actually think probably the Washington Wizards are the third best team in the Eastern Conference.
“I could get on here and lie to you, but listen, it’s the Heat and the Pacers. Nobody else is any good ... or worth talking about to be honest with you.”