It’s another great edition of The Baseline with some added Summer flavor for your NBA pallet. On this week’s show:
Charlotte Hornet’s Director of Global Scouting Adam Filippi joins the show to discuss the impact of the international players in the NBA, the lost art of shooting and the importance of scouts to each franchise. Adam gives us insight on how so many international players went in this year’s draft and if that is a trend that will follow. He touches on his time with the Lakers, working with Kobe Bryant, hack-a-Shaq, and his new book the ‘Mastering the Art of Free Throw Shooting‘. It’s a great conversation with a tenured NBA executive with 18 years of experience. Don’t miss it.
NBA Free Agency is upon us. We breakdown some of your favorite available players into tiers and weigh what factors may see them switch teams in the summer.
- Kevin Durant. Bradley Beal (restricted),Nicolas Batum, Mike Conley, DeMar DeRozan, Pau Gasol, Al Horford, Andre Drummond (restricted), Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons, Rajon Rondo and Hassan Whiteside,
- Ryan Anderson, Harrison Barnes (restricted), Kent Bazemore, Bismack Biyombo, Jordan Clarkson (restricted), Jamal Crawford, Eric Gordon, Al Jefferson, Brandon Jennings , Evan Turner, Deron Williams, J.R. Smith & Luol Deng,
- Arron Afflalo, Cole Aldrich, Mario Chalmers, Allen Crabbe, Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert, Ty Lawson, O.J. Mayo, Ish Smith & Marvin Williams.