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Baseline Jumper, Episode 43: Jimmy Butler News, Chris Gennello and the Central Division Preview

Jimmy Butler wants out of Minnesota and Chris Gennello joins to talk about some possible destinations as well as his winding road to Knicks fandom and what he is expecting from the team this year. Then, it is time for the Central Division preview and a look at a division filled with young teams.

The Bulls made some big moves this offseason but will any of the new players get them back into the playoff race? In Indiana, expectations are high after a surprising season a year ago. Can the Pacers take another step forward? Detroit struggled under Stan Van Gundy. Can Dwane Casey make it work with Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond get the Pistons back in the playoffs? Cleveland lost the king but hope to keep their mojo and playoff streak alive. Will Kevin Love be able to deliver?

Last but not least, Giannis Antetokounmpo has a new coach and his eyes on the Eastern Conference crown with LeBron on the Lakers. Can Giannis ascend to become the best player in the conference? Ben and Jason discuss all this and more on this week’s Baseline Jumper!

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