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72: Catching Up On Hornets News

8/13/2018
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In 72nd installment of Buzz Beat, we catch up on all the Hornets news from the past month. We discuss Devonte Graham's injury, Parker's non-guaranteed second year, the Hornets 30th Anniversary court, and much more. We also answer you Twitter questions concerning starting lineups, positional battles, the Hornets' $8 million TPE, and Batum's defense. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking...

Duration:01:24:57

71: Maximize This Season

7/12/2018
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In this episode of Buzz Beat, the trio discuss the offseason acquisitions of Tony Parker and Bismack Biyombo. They also explore the possibility of MKG trades. To end the episode, Spencer, Richie, and Brian discuss Summer League play and the unfortunate news of Devonte' Graham's knee injury hits while they record. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast...

Duration:01:24:33

70: Wearing Different Shoes At The Same Time

6/29/2018
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It's free agency season! Spencer, Richie, and Brian breakdown the intricacies of the Charlotte Hornets' team salary and what options are available come July 1. The crew entertain the idea of many free agent point guards including Elfrid Payton, Dante Exum, Seth Curry, Shelvin Mack, Fred VanVleet, and more. To end the episode, the Buzz Beat hosts answer your Twitter questions — including Kidd-Gilchrist and Kemba trade options. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North...

Duration:01:32:12

69: Reaction To Miles Bridges

6/22/2018
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The Charlotte Hornets drafted Miles Bridges with the 12th overall pick (after a trade with the LA Clippers). Spencer, Richie, and Brian react in real time as the Hornets approached their 11th pick. In this episode you get to hear the crew on draft night as the Hornets select Gilgeous-Alexander and then make a trade for Miles Bridges. The last portion of the show are clips from previous episodes in which we break down Miles Bridges as a prospect. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports...

Duration:00:34:22

68: Shoot Dwight To The Nets

6/20/2018
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In the 68th episode, Richie shares his feelings about the Dwight Howard for Mozgov trade. He talks about the implications for this offseason and next. Join us on Periscope for our Live Draft Show on Thursday (6/21/18) Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast sustainable and produce more frequent content. Thank you for your support! Buzz Beat Apparel:...

Duration:00:18:12

67: Priming The NBA Draft

6/19/2018
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In the 67th episode, we begin our discussion with Michal Jordan's influence on draft-day decisions and how that can be problematic. We then jump around discussing prospects such as Miles Bridges, Zhaire Smith, Collin Sexton, and Kevin Knox. We also discuss Kemba's future and if drafting a point guard signals anything for his future. Join us on Periscope for our Live Draft Show on Thursday (6/21/18) Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News...

Duration:00:50:26

66: 2018 Draft Wishlist

6/13/2018
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In the 66th Episode of Buzz Beat, we give our top 5 realistic options (12:45) for the Charlotte Hornets at the 11th pick. While Brian and Spencer's prospects were the same, they debate the differences in their order. The evolution of the center in today's NBA is also discussed and we profile Robert Williams (44:00) and how he could fit that mold. Another name that keeps popping up, although it may be a pipe dream, is Wendall Carter (51:45). The crew wonder if he could fall to the Hornets...

Duration:01:33:03

65: Youth in the Pipeline

5/29/2018
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In the 65th episode of Buzz Beat, Spencer and Brian discuss the new hires to Borrego's coaching staff. These include Jay Triano, Jay Hernandez, and Ronald Nored. The two give their brief thoughts before moving on to an interesting trade proposal involving Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. The second half of the show focuses on draft prospects — most prominently Kevin Knox, Collin Sexton, and Mikal Bridges. Spencer and Brian also toss out some second rounders that could be possibilities for the...

Duration:01:24:24

64: Lottery & Combine Hopefuls

5/21/2018
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In the 64th episode, the Buzz Beat crew discuss the James Borrego introductory press conference and if there are any implications on some of his quotes. We transition to discussion about the offseason and talk lottery draft prospects. Spencer, Richie, and Brian profile players like Lonnie Walker IV, Zhaire Smith, Collin Sexton, Miles Bridges, Shai Gilgeous-Alecander, and more! Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If...

Duration:01:27:00

63: And Then There Was One

5/8/2018
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In the 63rd episode of Buzz Beat, the trio discuss the new hiring of James Borrego as the new head coach for the Charlotte Hornets. Spencer, Richie, and Brian give their initial takes on this hire and if it has any implications on the upcoming offseason. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast sustainable and produce more frequent content. Thank you...

Duration:00:16:34

62: And Then There Were Two

5/7/2018
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In this episode, the Spencer and Richie discuss what seems to be the finalists (Jay Larranaga and James Borrego) for the Charlotte Hornets' coaching vacancy. The two discuss other names such as Steakhouse and Messina and why they seem to have fallen by the wayside. There's also conversation about Charlotte Observer's piece with Curtis Polk and how an emphasis on player development is a must. It wraps up with Spencer giving his takes on the final 8 teams in the playoffs. Intro/Outro Music:...

Duration:00:50:13

61: We Need A Coach

4/23/2018
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In this episode, the Buzz Beat crew discuss the possible head coaching candidates and which one would be best for the Hornets. The names mentioned on Episode 61 are David Fizdale, Ettore Messina, Jerry Stackhouse, and Nick Nurse. Spencer, Richie, and Brian also give their top-5 college prospects heading into this 2018 NBA Draft. To wrap the episode, the trio give their takes on the first round of the playoffs. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News...

Duration:01:29:50

[BONUS] Reaction To Cliff's Firing

4/16/2018
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Spencer is joined by friend of the show, John Michael Griffith. They react to the firing of Steve Clifford, the hiring of new GM Mitch Kupchak, and where the Hornets go from here. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast sustainable and produce more frequent content. Thank you for your support! Buzz Beat Apparel: Visit our Tee Public store with shirts,...

Duration:00:09:48

60: Shake (Milton) It Up

4/12/2018
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In Episode 60, Spencer, Richie, and Brian discuss Mitch Kupchak's responses in his introductory press conference as the new GM. Many had negative reviews, but the trio had a different take. Because it's draft season, we profile Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox, Shake Milton, and Robert Williams. The episode wraps with a quick conversation about Clifford's end of season presser. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon :...

Duration:01:12:40

59: Kupchak's Avalanche Of Change

4/9/2018
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With the impending hire of Mitch Kupchak, the Buzz Beat trio spend most of the pod discussing his potential impact on the direction of the team on Episode 59. Spencer, Richie, Brian are all pessimistic about the hire, but try to shed some positive light. The conversation shifts to the offseason and draft prospects, including Zhaire Smith, Jalen Brunson, and others. As the season is coming to an end, the crew highlights some of the positive play from Malik Monk. Intro/Outro Music: Mike...

Duration:01:12:27

58: Prospects On Prospects

3/22/2018
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In the 58th episode of Buzz Beat, Spencer Richie, and Brian discuss a handful of college prospects that could be in Charlotte's range come draft time. The trio profile Miles Bridges, Mikal Bridges, Zhaire Smith, Collin Sexton, Kevin Knox, Marvin Bagley, and Wendell Carter. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast sustainable and produce more frequent...

Duration:01:14:05

57: Chuck Your Heart Out

3/19/2018
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In the 57th installment of Buzz Beat, Spencer Richie, and Brian briefly touch upon last week's games against the Pelicans, Hawks. and the Knicks. Season-long and week-long trends are discussed and the conversation focuses in on Frank Kaminsky and Malik Monk. With the season all but over with, it's time to start focusing in on the younger players and the trio debate the effectiveness of Charlotte's player development system. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s...

Duration:00:40:49

56: Playoff Hopes Fading

3/5/2018
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In the 56th installment of Buzz Beat, Richie and Brian recap the win over the Chicago Bulls, and the consecutive losses to the Celtics and 76ers. They discuss common themes and trends that have been occurring in the past several games and if there should be any hope for Hornets fans as it relates to the playoff picture. The episode wraps with BG tossing around a couple of prospects that he will be covering in the ACC Tournament this week. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8:...

Duration:01:07:09

55: Unbeatable In Black

2/26/2018
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The Buzz Beat crew looks at the recent news of Rich Cho getting let go and debate if there is any silver lining in this announcement. The hosts discuss the possible replacements and what this means for the organization moving forward. The wins over the Brooklyn Nets and the Washington Wizards are also recapped, even if Richie was unable to watch them. To wrap the episode, the hosts wager items on the Hornets winning games in the playoffs. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8:...

Duration:01:28:37

54: Dud of a Deadline

2/9/2018
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The Hornets traded two 2nd-round picks and JOB for Willy Hernangomez. We discuss this trade and what it means for the Hornets moving forward. We breakdown his game and how he will fit within the current roster. There's also some Treveon Graham debate and if there's any chance he will be in Charlotte next season. Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud Sports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News Network Buzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast...

Duration:00:44:20