December 6, 2019 | 3:23 pm
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The Baseline: NBA Struggle Bus and Players Missing in Action

The Baseline is back with another jam-packed show discussing a wild start in the NBA season. On this week’s show topics include:

The Breakdown (2:52)

  • A few NBA players have started on the struggle bus. When we will see these players return to form after an unexpected slow starts?
    • Nikola Jokic: The MVP candidate has hit two game-winners and still has solid numbers but clearly is overweight and reduced points per game.
    • CJ McCollum: After securing the bag with a three-year extension he’s in the midst of another slow start.
    • Lauri Markkanen: It is supposed to be a season where he averages nearly 20 & 10 but the Bulls pecking order has him searching for shots.
    • Mike Conley: He’s supposed to be the upgrade the Utah Jazz have needed for years but he’s averaging a career-worst assist average in addition to major struggles from the field
    • Jaren Jackson Jr.: The Grizzlies hope to build on the chemistry between he and Ja Morant but his ability to stay on the floor is hindering development.
    • Terry Rozier: Efficiency is still a problem even in a new location and while the Hornets have performed better than expected, Rozier is getting outplayed by his backup Devonte’ Graham

The Drop (42:30)

Coast to Coast (56:20)

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