The Baseline NBA Podcast

The Baseline NBA Podcast

Slam dunk your NBA knowledge with The Baseline! Join Warren Shaw and Cal Lee for a no-holds-barred dive into the hottest hoops headlines, deepest tactical breakdowns, and off-court whispers that'll keep you ahead of the curve. This is your courtside seat to the NBA, where passion meets precision and insights fly like a fast break. With expert guests, exclusive interviews, and bromance that rivals the best pick-and-roll, The Baseline is your weekly dose of NBA fire. So, unsubscribe from the noise and subscribe to the podcast that truly understands the game. We're on all major platforms to fuel your NBA obsession. Become a supporter of this podcast:


April 15, 2024 59 mins
We break down the Play In Tourney Matchups: 

(7) Sixers vs (8) Heat
(7) Pelicans vs (8) Lakers

(9) Bulls vs (10) Hawks
(9) Kings vs (10) Warriors 

The Road to the Chip Starts Here... Download and Discuss with Us! 

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This week we autopsy the Nets and Blazers. Alot of talent on their rosters but with the organizational turmoil that has plagued these teams have calculated moves backfired on their future outlook? Are players like Mikail Bridges and Scoot Henderson "cornerstone" players? Lots of questions on these teams. Hope we can find some answers.

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April 3, 2024 56 mins
This week we autopsy the Grizzlies and the Raptors. Two teams taking two very different paths to re-insert themselves into the play in/off contention after a disappointing and injury ridden '23-'24 campaign. 

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March 25, 2024 52 mins
This episode of The Baseline NBA dives into the challenging 2023-2024 seasons for the Charlotte Hornets and San Antonio Spurs in our "Autopsy Report" segment. We'll dissect what went wrong for both teams, especially for the Hornets with a young star in LaMelo Ball, and how the Spurs can build around the franchise talent of Victor Wembanyama quickly.

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March 19, 2024 42 mins
Scalpels are out as we dissect what went wrong for the Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons in 23-24

This episode of The Baseline NBA Podcast takes a deep dive into both Eastern Conference squads in our "Autopsy Report" segment.

Dissecting the Salary Cap: Can the Wizards build around Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Poole with their current financial situation? Are there tough decisions ahead for the Pistons regarding the supporting cast arou...
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This week we discuss players who can influence their teams play in/playoff chances in the East and West.

Eastern Conference:
Jalen Johnson - Hawks
Tobias Harris - Sixers
Ayo Dosunmu - Bulls
Aaron Nesmith - Pacers
Donte DiVincenzo- Knicks

Western Conference:
Naz Reid- Wolves
D'Angelo Russell - Lakers
Trey Murphy - Pelicans
Keegan Murray- Kings

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This Week:

LeBron James reaches a STAGGERING 40,000 points, James Harden and Andre Drummond make HISTORY, and the NBA asks a BIG question: is the league TOO OFFENSIVE?

Plus, injury updates on Trae Young, Scottie Barnes, and Russell Westbrook.

And in our Sophomore Check-In, we see how Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, Jaden Ivey, Jabari Smith, Jeremy Sochan, Jalen Williams, and the rest of the 2023 class are FARING this season!

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The first-week post-All-Star is bumping with news including a few NBA scuffles exhibiting the sense of urgency in the league's stretch run. Amidst the fray, the Mavericks have been playing their best basketball on both sides of the floor. We are joined by Kevin Gray Jr Host of Inside The Mavs to break down what's different in Dallas.

3:43 NBA Flares up on the rise
7:45 Victor Wembanyama's 5x5 game
12:00 Brooklyn Fires Jacque Vaughn. I...
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February 20, 2024 55 mins
We discuss NBA All Star Weekend and assess if the NBA got is right this past weekend.

All-Star Saturday
- Team Pacers win the Skills Competition
- Damian Lillard repeats as 3pt Champion
- Steph Curry defeated Sabrina Ionescu in 3pt Challenge
- Mac McClung repeats as the slam dunk champion
- All-Star Game: East 211- West 186

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Did you know there's a whole collection of black-led products that fit into your daily routine and l...
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Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson joins the show to discuss the winners and losers of the NBA Trade Deadline and what possibilities can emerge from the Buyout Market.

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February 7, 2024 65 mins
We gave you Midseason awards this past week for Players.. How bout doin midseason awards for Teams.

Most Surprising Team In the East
Most Surprising Team in the West

The Most Dangerous Team in the East
The Most Dangerous Team in the West

Also We discuss:

  • NBA All Star Reserves
  • Zach Lavine
  • Joel Embiid
  • Jared Vanderbilt

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This Week we are amped to have 10 Year NBA Veteran and Houston Rockets Color Commentator Ryan Hollins joining the show to discuss the Importance of the NBA Veteran in today's game and those who are ex-communicado we think should deserve another shot.

Check out Hollins Stand on his Business providing insight and perspective on the Big Man Relevancy. Post Up and Listen !

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Special Episode:

Terry Rozier traded to the Miami Heat for Kyle Lowry and a first round pick

Adrian Griffin fired after 30-13 start with Doc Rivers as leading candidate for replacement

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This week:

- Pascal Siakam traded to the Pacers
- NBA Rivals Week
- Dejan Milojevic's Tragic Passing

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Are you ready to step up your style game without compromising the planet? Introducing an exciting partnership between BlueView Footwear and 19 Media Group Network.

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This week:

News and Notes

Grizzlies: Ja Morant out for the season/Desmond Bane out 6 weeks
Marvin Bagley/Isiah Livers traded to Wizards for Danillo Gallinari/Mike Muscalla & 2 second-round picks
Draymond Green to return

Who Ya Got
Paulo Banchero vs Alperen Sengun

NBA Store

Looking for the ultimate destin...
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January 10, 2024 62 mins
Only a few weeks left to vote for The Baseline (2024 Best Basketball Podcast Award) and Gimmick Infringement (Best Wrestling Podcast)

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First Episode of 2024 and we couldnt be more excited. This week we discuss possible players bubblin up on the trade discussions in our ...
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The clock strikes 2024, and the NBA is already exploding! We're dropping EPIC New Year's resolutions for your favorite teams, including spicy suggestions for the Raptors and Knicks. But buckle up, because by the end of this show, the Atlantic Division just got CRAZY with a MAJOR trade! We'll break down the deal in real-time, dissect its impact, and answer: WHO WINS BIG?! Raptors & Knicks Swap Stars – Is this the dawn of a new e...
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2024 Best Basketball Podcast Finalist : Vote Here!

Tis the Season to celebrate and calibrate: Shaw and Cal is going Secret Santa on the NBA. Find out who is most deserving during the Most Wonderful Time of the year!

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The NBA's most electrifying point guard is BACK! Ja Morant finally suits up for the Memphis Grizzlies and the stakes have never been higher. The team's struggling – teetering on the edge well outside the playoffs, whispers of disappointment swirling. But with Morant's explosive return, hope reignites in Memphis.

Join us as we dissect the Grizzlies' season so far with Mike Wallace, Grizzlies insider from Grind City Media/
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Baseline Co-host OG and Resident Laker Lover Jabari Davis joins the show to rub on that Celtic saltiness over the Lakers triumphant victory against the Pacers and hoisting the inagural NBA Cup. Was it a success? Did the NBA achieve what it set itself out to do by rolling out this tournament and who were the winners and losers of the inagural tournament.

We also discuss what we saw from the Pacers and Lakers and if this tournament g...
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