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The Baseline: Hornets and Spurs Autopsy Reports

The NBA playoffs are vibing with some unexpected outcomes. Meanwhile, we remember those who aren’t taking part in the postseason excitement with another addition of our autopsy report and of course we have some news and notes as well. Tune in as we discuss:

News and Notes

NBA fans return the stands a mixed bag

  • With multiple incidents involving players like Ja Morant, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving and Trae Young fans are taking things to the next level with low-level assault.
  • What can the league do about it? Are these microaggressions connected to a larger issue?

Donte DiVincenzo out for the remainder of the playoffs

Bobby Jackson named head coach of Stockton Kings

Autopsy Report

Charlotte Hornets: A season that ended in disappointment now turns to an offseason of potential promise

  • LaMelo Ball injected life into the franchise as Michael Jordan and Mitch Kupchak got it right by picking Ball. Can they continue to build the team the right way?
  • Is James Borrego one of the better coaches in the league after keeping this team afloat this past season?
  • Terry Rozier‘s career season cements him as one of the team’s building blocks but can he accept a lesser role as Ball grows?
  • Gordon Hayward
  • The Hornets need to address their big man situation but can they do so without upsetting their team’s chemistry?

San Antonio Spurs

  • Will DeMar DeRozan stay in San Antonio or is it time for both parties to move on?
  • Was Dejounte Murray‘s growth this past season reason enough for the Spurs to build around him?
  • Can any of the role players like Derrick White, LonnieWalker, Jakob Poeltl or Keldon Johnson turn into All-Star caliber pieces?
  • Is Gregg Popovich poised to stay on for whatever happens next with the franchise?

Tune in for our thoughts on all these questions and more.

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