1. MONEY IN THE BANK, PART 2 - So Michael 'Money in the Bank' Hicks didn't exactly shine at the Prague Masters (pool phase elimination). The Gdansk franchise player is back in Switzerland with a vengeance. What would people say if 'Money in the Bank' did not feel at home in the Country of Banks.
2. THIRD TIME LUCKY? -Saskatoon (CAN) finished third in Mexico City, then second in Prague. The 2014 World Tour runner-ups are the number one seed in Lausanne and have good reasons to think this is their time.
3. BEEN THERE, DONE THAT - Speaking of World Tour runner-ups, say hi to Team Kranj (SLO) who achieved that last year in Abu Dhabi. Switzerland suits the Slovenians well: they won the Lausanne Masters back in 2013.
4. LOCAL FAVOURITES - There is "loud" and then there is the deafening noise Swiss fans produce when Team Lausanne step on the 3x3 court. The team was upgraded this summer so expect to hear the crowd this weekend all the way to Geneva.
5. CURRY STOPPER - Back in 2007, Stefan Stojacic helped Serbia beat USA in the gold-medal game of the FIBA U19 World Championship. On that American team, a few good prospects including DeAndre Jordan and a certain Steph Curry. Stojacic is now killing it on the 3x3 courts and makes his World Tour debut this weekend in Lausanne.