The Baseline is a weekly NBA podcast hosted by Cal "GameFace" Lee and NBA journalist Warren Shaw. They provide a unique perspective on trades, matchups, analytics and the business of the NBA with special guests and insiders from the association. The Baseline is your go-to podcast for everything happening in and around the NBA.
A Good Day to Die Harden | Episode 483
We discuss the blockbuster trade that has shook up the 2021 Season. James Harden was dealt to the Brooklyn Nets to form one of the most offensively potent Threesome in NBA History. We discuss the impact of the trade for all teams involved. Winners, Losers, the pawns. Does this trade automatically put them in the NBA Finals. Is this squad good enough to beat The King and The Brow? So many questions to answer and this episode just might give you the guidance you seek.
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Just in The Knicks of Time | Episode 482
This week we discuss the impressive start to the New York Knicks. Their competitive play has got them in the mix in the Atlantic Division and has already generated a buzz in the NY area, but what do we make of their early success? Is it just 'hype' or can the Knicks sustain this level of play to position them selves to contend. We Discuss. Also in The Drop we discuss Adam Silver's running game theory on NBA Expansion and which teams are primed to receive a franchise. Find out where we think are some possible locations for the game to expand. Download n Discuss.
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A Grizzly Future: Can Grizzlies survive without Morant? | Episode 481
The Memphis Grizzlies want to be the team no one should sleep on, but Ja Morant's Grade 2 ankle sprain is a serious blow to their chances to keep up with the rest of the West. Can they maintain while Morant is on the mend. We discuss on the Breakdown. Also in the Drop, we are ADOPTING. We are expanding the Family by discussing our new "Young Sons" who we think are going to make some noise and have a prime opportunity to do so this season. We take a look at rising stars like Darius Bazley and Rui Hachimura, and you might see a custody battle or two cause we are protective of our Adopted Young Sons!
A lot to discuss and more on this week's ep. Download and Discuss with us!
NBA Week 1 Impressions Has Us Like 'WTAF?!' | Episode 480
This week we give our NBA Week 1 impressions in our new little seg 'About That or Doubt That' and if you told us that the Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves were among the NBA Elite after a weekend, our only response would be 'WTF'.
Also in the "Drop" it's been long overdue but we felt it was time to throw out some baller names that we think need the 2021 season to help their Hoops Redemption.
All that and more topics ahead on this week's show. Download and Discuss with US!
2020-21 Western Conference Preview | Episode 479
Shaw and I break down the Western Conference and dig into the teams we believe are best equipped to make a play for the Top 8 spots and two play in seeds. There is very little argument from us the Lakers are expected to be the top team in the West, so our focus is on which teams have put together the right roster to give themselves a punchers chance to knock of the King and AD. There are more questions to raise than answers to provide in the West which is why it will be a no holds barred Royal Rumble finish to the regular season and we cant wait to break it all down for you. Download and Discuss with US!
2020-21 Eastern Conference Preview | Episode 478
We get you tee'd up for the upcoming NBA Season with our Eastern Conference Previews. 15 teams but only 10 have an opportunity to play for the postseason. We breakdown the most competitive divisions and whether Milwaukee can repeat their regular-season conference dominance. We also take a close look at if we are elevating the Brooklyn Nets too soon and if teams like the Raptors, Celtics, and Sixers are being overlooked and disrespected now that Brooklyn has Irving and Durant healthy and ready to go. In the Southeast, the Miami Heat should take this division handily but we think the Hawks and Wizards have positioned themselves to put a little 'Heat' on Butler and the Boys in the sunshine state. So much to discuss and we do it in less than 60. Download and Discuss with US
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Great podcast! would love for you guys to get Collin Sexton on the podcast!
I just recently started listening and they are really entertaining and fun to listen to. Love it. Highly recommended.
Great NBA show
Always listen to them and great perspective on teams and players. Keep up the great job and keep the guest coming 🙌