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UVA Prospects with Caroline Darney

5/22/2019
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The Buzz Beat trio bring on Caroline Darney of SB Nation and pick her brain on Virginia basketball. She discusses De'Andre Hunter's rise, Virginia's ability to develop NBA-ready players, and Ty Jerome's overlooked play. Spencer and Brian wrap the episode debating if Kyle Guy will make the league, Jerome's floater game, and what team would be the best fit for Hunter.

Duration:00:44:58

Time Is a Flat Circle

5/16/2019
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The Buzz Beat crew react to the lottery results and break down the complicated situation that surrounds Kemba's free agency. Using Richie's piece on Forbes.com as a jumping-off point, the trio debate whether it's worth offering Kemba more money just to keep him in Charlotte. To wrap the episode, Spencer and Brian highlight Bol Bol and PJ Washington as potential draft prospects for the Hornets at pick number 12.

Duration:00:42:52

John Focke

5/8/2019
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Richie, Brian, and Spencer bring on the newly hired radio play-by-play guy for the Hornets, John Focke. Focke shares stories about his broadcasting experience, a private party with Prince, TV analyst Jim Peterson, and his thoughts on Charlotte's roster. The episode wraps with discussions on two prospects: Jaxson Hayes and Grant Williams.

Duration:00:35:07

Final Grades For The Hornets' Bigs

5/3/2019
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Richie, Spencer, and Brian hand out report card grades to the the centers and forwards of the 2018-19 Charlotte Hornets. Who impressed and who didn't?

Duration:00:35:41

Final Grades for the Hornets' Guards

5/1/2019
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Richie, Spencer, and Brian hand out report card grades to the the guards and wings of the 2018-19 Charlotte Hornets. Who impressed and who didn't?

Duration:00:39:15

Blue Wire Buckets: Episode 7 Selection

4/29/2019
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Richie is joined by Ben Dowsett of Sharp Notes & Justin Rowan of The Chase Down for another edition of Blue Wire Buckets. Here is a segment on the officiating in Warriors-Rockets from the most recent episode.

Duration:00:07:19

99: Hornets' Offseason Primer

4/17/2019
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Richie, Spencer, and Brian return to breakdown the options this offseason with free agents, non-guaranteed contracts, and player-options that are in play for some of the Hornets on the roster. The trio also answer your Twitter questions to wrap the episode.

Duration:00:46:08

98: Playoff Podcast?

4/8/2019
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Richie, Spencer, and Brian analyze the wins over the Raptors and Pistons as the Hornets keep their playoff hopes alive. The young players are playing a huge role and should see big minutes if the team makes the postseason.

Duration:00:51:04

97: Kemba Walking

4/2/2019
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Richie, Spencer, and Brian return to re-hash Kemba's chances of making the All-NBA team, the implications that has on his salary, if it makes sense for Charlotte to even offer the max, and wrap by profiling Rui Hachimura and De'Andre Hunter.

Duration:00:50:17

96: Kemba Talk with Kristian Winfield

3/27/2019
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Richie, Spencer, and Brian bring on NBA writer for SB Nation, Kristian Winfield, to talk Kemba Walker's gradual rise during his 8-year career. The crew also discuss if Kemba will stay with Charlotte or test the waters in free agency, debate whether or not Kemba makes the All-NBA team, and react to Charlotte's 4th straight win with the 125-116 victory over the Spurs.

Duration:00:46:09

95: Too Late To Tank

3/18/2019
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Richie, Spencer, and Brian discuss if James Borrego is a good coach, the disappointments of the season, and if it makes any sense to send Monk to Greensboro. The crew wrap the episode with breakdowns of four college prospects to watch during the tournament and if they have potential to land in Charlotte in the 2019 NBA Draft. bluewirepods.com

Duration:00:51:10

94: Playoff Preview?

3/11/2019
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Richie and Brian are back to discuss the Hornets loss to the Bucks, how Charlotte would fare against Milwaukee if they snuck into the playoffs, if Michael Jordan has too much say in decision making, and preview a couple of ACC prospects as the NCAA tournament is just around the corner.

Duration:00:45:10

93: Hornets Lack Identity

3/5/2019
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Richie, Spencer, and Brian chat about the Hornets 118-108 loss to the Blazers, question if head coach James Borrego has a plan, and debate if the Hornets would be better off missing the playoffs. bluewirepods.com

Duration:00:53:13

92: Was Kemba Fouled?

2/24/2019
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Richie, Spencer, and Brian return to breakdown the heartbreaking loss to the Nets and if Kemba was fouled in the final seconds. The co-hosts also discuss Miles Bridges' ceiling, how many games the Hornets will need to make the playoffs, and the weirdness of Kaminsky's buyout situation.

Duration:00:50:46

91: Post-Deadline Hornets

2/13/2019
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Richie, Spencer, and Brian breakdown the 99-90 loss to the Pacers and analyze the trades that didn't happen for the Hornets at the NBA Trade Deadline. The trio try to ease the angst among Hornets' fans as no help was provided to Kemba on February 7.

Duration:00:51:01

90: Hornets Trade Show

2/4/2019
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Richie, Spencer, and Brian are back to discuss the Hornets and how they will approach the NBA Trade Deadline on Thursday. The trio discuss what you can expect out of the Hornets' front office, what Charlotte should avoid when approaching trades, and toss around hypothetical trades that could work in Charlotte's favor. bluewirepods.com

Duration:00:44:52

89: Ex-Hornet Kenny Gattison

1/29/2019
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Spencer, Richie and Brian bring on Hornets' legend Kenny Gattison to chat all things NBA and the good old days in Wilmington, NC. Gattison reveals his greatest Charlotte Hornet, discusses his recruitment to Old Dominion, compares the NBA now to that of the 90s, and shares if he'd be able to play in today's era. bluewirepods.com

Duration:00:50:55

88: Hornets Split Back to Back

1/21/2019
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Richie and Brian breakdown the Hornets' back-to-back games against the Suns and Pacers. The duo spend time discussing Charlotte's transition offense, the evolution of Kidd-Gilchrist's game, the plan for Kaminsky, and hypothetically toss around ideal teams that could use Kemba's services.

Duration:00:46:18

87: Buyer's Territory

1/16/2019
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Richie, Spencer, and Brian breakdown the final two games of the Hornets' road trip. The trio discuss the highs and lows of the turnover-filled game in Sacramento and the surprising victory over the Spurs. They also explain why there's a 0% chance Kemba gets traded before the trade deadline. bluewirepods.com

Duration:00:52:34

86: Rod Boone of The Athletic

1/11/2019
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Richie, Brian, and Spencer bring on Rod Boone of The Athletic Carolina in the midst of the Charlotte Hornets' 6-game road trip. The crew weigh in on the Hornets positives, downfalls, whether they will be active during the trade deadline, and if it makes sense to bring Kemba Walker back next season. bluewirepods.com

Duration:00:44:18