The Baseline gets back to business one week before training camps begin. On this week’s show:
- We discuss the breakout potential of the following players; Andre Drummond, Meyers Leonard, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Marcus Smart, Nikola Mirotic, Danilo Gallinari, Harrison Barnes, Terrence Jones and Tony Wroten. With varying degrees of fanfare for the players listed who will make the biggest splash next season?
- The league saw another year with significant injuries to marquee players last season. With the returns of Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, Wesley Matthews, Chris Bosh and Brandon Jennings looming–whose return is most important to their team and potentially the league?
- On coast to coast: Lakers in the news: Roy Hibbert lost 15lbs/Kobe Bryant will have a hard cap on his minutes/Metta World Peace to return?
- Hornets’ coach says offense will run through Nicolas Batum
- Norris Cole re-signs with the Pelicans
- Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley think the Heat are contenders
- Steve Nash will join Warriors as player development consultant
- Isaiah Thomas wants to be a starter and All-Star this season
- The Milwaukee Bucks extend John Hammond