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81: Tale Of Two Batums

12/6/2018
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The Charlotte Hornets have hit a rough stretch in the season and now have a record of 11-13. Richie and Brian break down the recent losses to the Pelicans and the Timberwolves. Nic Batum has been a hot topic of discussion. His play, along with Kemba’s struggles, Kaminsky’s spark off the bench are discussed in this episode of Buzz Beat. Listen to more podcasts like this: bluewirepods.com

Duration:00:49:43

80: Hawks, Bucks, and Beal

11/29/2018
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In the 80th episode, Buzz Beat recaps the two games against the Hawks this week, and the victory over the Bucks on Monday. Trends such as Marvin Williams' rising 3P%, Lamb's efficiency, and Kemba's struggles are discussed. To wrap, we discuss the likelihood of a Beal trade and if there are any packages that make sense.Intro/Outro Music: Mike StudSports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News NetworkBuzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast...

Duration:00:52:55

79: Bipolar Hornets

11/16/2018
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In the 79th episode, the Buzz Beat hosts begin the conversation with the idea of acquiring Carmelo Anthony. We not only talk about if we would want him in Charlotte, but also the chances MJ makes a move. The crew also recap the win in Detroit bookended by the losses to the 76ers and the lowly Cavaliers. In addition to stat and boxscore rundowns, we discuss common themes such as support for Kemba and Cody Zeller's underwhelming play.Intro/Outro Music: Mike StudSports Channel 8: North...

Duration:01:17:27

78: Greatest Dunker or Nah?

11/9/2018
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In the 78th episode. we open up by answering your Twitter questions. The crew discuss whether or not Marvin Williams should be moved to the bench. Recaps of the games against the Thunder, Cavaliers, and Hawks are also present in this episode. As always, they touch upon themes such as Monk's isolation game and Batum's very strange season. Intro/Outro Music: Mike StudSports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News NetworkBuzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to...

Duration:01:23:51

77: More Treat Than Trick?

11/1/2018
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Spencer, Richie, Brian and Beckett meet up for a Halloween edition on Buzz Beat to discuss the Hornets improving to 4-4 on the season with wins over Chicago and Miami, sandwiched around a road loss to the Sixers. Spencer and Brian look over some recent trends, too, including the incredible shooting performances of Kemba Walker, the inspired play of Tony Parker and the evolution of Micheal Kidd-Gilchrist. Plus, just how good has the Kemba-Cody pick-and-roll combination been so far this...

Duration:01:02:57

76: What Do You Want?

10/23/2018
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Real basketball is back and the Buzz Beat trio get to recap the 2-1 start to the 2018-19 season. Charlotte took on the Bucks, Magic, and Heat and there were tons of promising stuff that the crew breakdown. Spencer, Richie, and Brian go over the highlights and lowlights of the games while also discussing trends that they are seeing. They also debate whether or not Lamb is better suited for the bench role. Regardless, this is a very positive episode where a ton of players, especially Kemba...

Duration:01:13:08

75: Projections On Projections

10/12/2018
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In Episode 75, Spencer, Richie, and Brian discuss what they've been seeing in preseason and how that will translate to the regular season. They go into depth on Borrego's offensive and defensive system and how exciting the Hornets have been to watch. A lot of the episode is spent on projections. The trio predict Charlotte's offensive and defensive rating, Win-Loss record, Team MVP, Breakout Player, and make bold predictions.Intro/Outro Music: Mike StudSports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1...

Duration:01:24:18

74: Hornets Basketball Is Back

10/1/2018
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In the 74th episode, we overanalyze everything that happened in the first preseason game against the Celtics. We look into how different players will fit into Borrego's system. We ponder how Kidd-Gilchrist's role will change as he moves to the bench and plays more minutes at the 4, if Bacon has a future in the NBA, Kemba's adjustment to playing without the ball, and debate if Graham could overtake Parker's minutes.Intro/Outro Music: Mike StudSports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News...

Duration:01:07:37

73: Just Talking with Chris Kroeger

9/11/2018
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We bring on the new radio voice for the Charlotte Hornets, Chris Kroeger. We ask him about his broadcasting career and how he was able to land his new role within the Hornets' organization. We also discuss the offseason transactions, James Borrego and his relationship with players, and if we foresee any breakout players.Intro/Outro Music: Mike StudSports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News NetworkBuzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for your help to keep this podcast...

Duration:01:07:22

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 StudSports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News NetworkBuzz Beat Patreon : If you can afford to, we’re asking for...

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 StudSports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News NetworkBuzz 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 StudSports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1...

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 StudSports Channel 8:...

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 StudSports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News NetworkBuzz 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...

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 StudSports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News NetworkBuzz Beat...

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 at...

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 Hornets...

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-Alexander, and more!Intro/Outro Music: Mike StudSports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News NetworkBuzz Beat Patreon : If you can...

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 StudSports Channel 8: North Carolina’s #1 Sports News NetworkBuzz 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...

Duration:00:16:34

Buzz Beat Ep. 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 Stackhouse 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.

Duration:00:50:52