09 Apr Buzz Beat Ep. 20: Hornets’ Playoff Hopes Dashed
The Hornets are officially out of the playoffs with their loss to the Boston Celtics. Richie and Spencer breakdown the past three losses to the Wizards, Heat, and Celtics. They discuss the highlights of those games but focus mainly on what’s been causing Charlotte issues — defending the three-point line. They question Clifford’s inability or unwillingness to adjust on the fly. The crew also discuss some “On/Off Court” stats in reference to Batum, Kaminsky, Kemba, and Zeller. The combo of Batum and Kaminsky has turned out to be disappointing while the Kemba, Zeller combo has been great. The team’s offense runs much smoother with those two on the court and they work the pick and roll game to near-perfection. Spencer throws out a name, one that could seem controversial, that he thinks should be in trade talks this offseason. The Buzz Beat co-hosts look to offseason and where their priorities should lie — the draft, free agency, or the trade market.