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Buzz Beat: A Charlotte Hornets Pod

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Buzz Beat is a Charlotte Hornets podcast hosted by Richie Randall, Spencer Percy, and Brian Geisinger. The trio provide in-depth analysis — covering Xs and Os, coaching strategies and team trends.

Buzz Beat is a Charlotte Hornets podcast hosted by Richie Randall, Spencer Percy, and Brian Geisinger. The trio provide in-depth analysis — covering Xs and Os, coaching strategies and team trends.


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Buzz Beat is a Charlotte Hornets podcast hosted by Richie Randall, Spencer Percy, and Brian Geisinger. The trio provide in-depth analysis — covering Xs and Os, coaching strategies and team trends.








Play-In Preference

Richie, Spencer, and Brian recap the fun game vs. the Nuggets and start discussing the play-in options. The three discuss which team they want to avoid in the play-in tournament, weigh in on the center rotation, and answer a listener question concerning Monk, Rozier, and Graham Buy Me a Coffee Site


Pistons Win + Bridges Loss

Richie and Brian recap the 102-99 win over the Detroit Pistons. The two also discuss the absences of Miles Bridges (Health and Safety protocols) and PJ Washington (personal reasons). They finish with listener questions, including which team would be preferred in the 1st-Round of the playoffs. Buy Me a Coffee


Who's Your 9-Man Rotation?

Spencer and Brian chat about Mils Bridges, the playoff rotation, and the Zeller vs. Biyombo conundrum. The two also take listener questions and discuss Xs and Os. Want to Support Us? Visit our Buy Me a Coffee Page


Ashley ShahAhmadi

Ashley ShahAhmadi of BallySports joins Richie to discuss the challenges of the season, the hype surrounding LaMelo Ball, and James Borrego. The episode ends by testing her knowledge of country music.


NYK: Locker Room Post-Game

Richie, Spencer, and Brian hop of the Locker Room app to recap the 109-97 loss to the Knicks. The three take listener questions about LaMelo's injury and hit upon some of the key trends in recent games.


Can the Hornets Hold On?

Richie goes solo to recap the Brooklyn Nets game and to share his thoughts on where the Hornets end up. He also dives into which player has been the most impressive during this stretch of injuries and which Hornet has struggled with the key pieces missing.


LAL: Locker Room Post-Game

Richie, Spencer, and Brian hopped on the Locker Room app for a post-game pod — breaking down the Hornets and their loss to the Lakers. In addition to Miles Bridges, Jalen McDaniels, and Bismack Biyombo, they three also discuss the injuries that have been piling up across the league.


Next Man Up

Richie and Brian bring on Will Palaszczuk to discuss the Hornets' season and if the team will be able to survive with major injuries. The three also discuss the center rotation, Jalen McDaniels, and if LaMelo should still win Rookie of the Year — despite not playing a full season. Andrew Schlecht of The Athletic also joins to preview the Thunder game. He shares his thoughts on the injured Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kenrich Williams and what has helped OKC get to 20 wins.


Pacers Preview

Richie joins Mark Schindler of the Indy Cornrows podcast to preview the Hornets-Pacers game. Listen to a snippet of the conversation on Buzz Beat. The two talk about Malik Monk and Terry Rozier and if the most impactful Pacers player is Sabonis or Brogdon. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here:


Hornets-Wizards Recap

Richie, Brian, and Spencer recap the 10-point win over the Wizards as the Hornets hold steady in the 4th place in the East. The three highlight Terry Rozier's clutch shooting, Hayward's bounce-back game, and Devonte' Graham's recent play. The episode ends with conversation on Brad Wanamaker and Charlotte's approach at the deadline. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here:


LaMelo Injury + Trade Chatter

Richie and Spencer discuss the implications of LaMelo Ball's wrist injury and look ahead to Thursday's NBA Trade Deadline. The two look at how the offense will look different without LaMelo Ball and if he has a chance to win the Rookie of the Year. The episode ends with fake trades and strategies on how Charlotte should approach the deadline.


4-Game Win Streak

Richie and Brian get into the Hornets win over Sacramento, share thoughts about the upcoming west-coast trip, and answer some listener questions concerning the future of this Charlotte Hornets’ team. The two highlight Hayward's post-game, the clutch minutes, and PJ Washington's positional breakdown. Listeners also want to know how the two feel about trading for a young center, like Jaxson Hayes.


Tom Haberstroh

Tom Haberstroh (TrueHoop, The Habershow Pod) joins to evaluate the first-half of the Hornets' 20-21 season. Tom, Richie, Brian, and Spencer chat about LaMelo's historic rookie season, James Borrego's philosophies, and Gordon Hayward's new role. The episode ends with Tom's "Big Number" on LaMelo Ball.


Sam Perley,

Richie and Brian bring on Sam Perley of In addition to chatting about his career-path, they also review the first-half of the schedule. The three look at Gordon Hayward's leadership, the excitement of LaMelo Ball, and which trends have been favorable for this year's Hornets. The episode ends by testing Sam's knowledge with Charlotte Hornets' trivia.


West-Coast Windup

Richie and Brian bring on Lee Branscome (WhichCarolina Podcast) to discuss the Hornets six-game trip out west. The trio highlight Malik Monk's play, Rozier's importance, and talk about the struggles defending the three-point line. The episode is concluded with a thought-provoking question about Devonte' Graham and Monk. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here:


Miles Bridges

Miles Bridges joins the show to discuss his days at Michigan State and his development with the Charlotte Hornets. He shares his thoughts on why he returned to East Lansing, what he gained from Kemba Walker and other veterans, and how the team is pushing for the playoffs. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here:


Games Postponed and Rozier's Value

Richie and Brian discuss about the two postponed games, the value of Terry Rozier, and debate if the Hornets will be buyers or sellers on the trade market.


25-Game Review

Richie, Brian, Spencer bring on Div Bhansali (@statcenter) to recap the first 25 games of the Charlotte Hornets' season. The four have conversations about Charlotte's pace, zone defense, Cody Zeller, LaMelo Ball, and the ideal starting 5 unit.


Wiz Recap and Gordon's All-Star Chances

Richie recaps the 119-97 Hornets victory over the Washington Wizards and gives his thoughts on the chances Gordon Hayward is an Eastern Conference All-Star. He discusses Cody Zeller's first made three-pointer on the season, Rozier's scrappy defense, LaMelo's stat-stuffer, and Gordon Hayward's "old-man" game. There's also the full postgame with coach James Borrego (audio courtesy: @Hornets).


Hornets' Stock Market

Richie, Brian, and Spencer return and take listener questions on Charlotte’s defense and realistic development stories. The three talk about some trends they're seeing with the Hornets in their last handful of games and partake in selling and buying of stock.