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In Episode 39 of Buzz Beat, Richie and Brian discuss a few topics heading into the 2017-18 season. The conversation starts with the performances of Charlotte's rookies, Monk and Bacon and then shifts to the pairing of Dwight and Cody. The duo debate the likelihood that pairing gets court-time and what advantages it can create. They also throw out intriguing end of game lineups. To end the episode, Buzz Beat brings on David Fernandez of Inside the Cylinder to discuss the Pistons and the opening night game. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678Sports 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!

In the 38th episode of Buzz Beat, Spencer, Richie and Brian talk about Nic Batum's injury to his UCL. They debate whether rehab or surgery is the correct route. How much will Batum be missed, how will this impact the starting lineup, and the bench rotation? Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes Promotional Intro Music: DK If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678 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!

In Episode 37 of Buzz Beat, Spencer, Richie and Brian focus on Kemba and Kaminsky's performances from last season. They debate whether Kemba can even sustain his 40% from deep and if Frank is worth the headache on the defensive end. The trio also discuss snippets from Training Camp and Media Day, in addition to answering your Twitter questions. Richie and Brian had the opportunity to throw a couple of questions Clifford's way during the Hornets Open Practice on Saturday, September 30. Tune-in for some exclusive soundbites. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678Sports 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!

In Episode 36 of Buzz Beat, Spencer, Richie and Brian discuss the injury to MCW and how that will affect the rotational minutes. With Monk's status for the beginning of the season also in question, this conversation needed to be had. The three also discuss Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and what he can offer this year with Dwight Howard. Could we see a change in philosophy from Coach Clifford? Also discussed in this installment is NBA Lottery reform and the reveal of the pinstripe uniforms. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678 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!

In Episode 35 of Buzz Beat, Spencer, Richie and Brian discuss both Marvin Williams and Jeremy Lamb and their prospects for the upcomng season. The conversation then shifts the the Over/Under win total from the Eastern Conference teams. To wrap it up, the crew take a quick look at NBA 2K's Charlotte All-Time Team. Were there any misses from 2K? Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678 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!

For the 34th installment of Buzz Beat, we bring you a two-part episode. In 'Part 1,' Brian, Richie, and Spencer discuss the signing of Julyan Stone as the third point guard, breakdown the schedule, and Clifford's thoughts on Monk and Howard. Listen for our thoughts on Stone's play style, what might happen to Dwight if the season goes awry, and if we're optimistic about Monk's role this season. In 'Part 2,' Spencer and good friend John Michael-Griffith, discuss rookie Malik Monk. JMG is a Kentucky die-hard fan and has tons of insight on Monk's game. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678 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!

In the 33rd episode, Spencer, Richie, and Brian breakdown several Hornets-realted topics in the dead of the NBA offseason. The crew looks at some of the recent transactions — waiving of Briante Weber, signing of Marcus Paige, and keeping O'Bryant on the roster for the upcoming season. With the third point guard spot still up in the air, the trio toss around a couple of names for Hornets fans to focus on. To wrap up the show, the discssion shifts to fake Kyrie-Kemba-trade talk. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678 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!

The trio share their thoughts on the most recent acquisition of Michael Carter-Williams as the Hornets' 2nd point guard. Spencer and Brian try to pump up the signing while Richie shares his skepticism. The crew also run down the top contributors — Graham, Bacon, Weber, O'Bryant — of the Orlando Summer League. The show wraps up on the news that MJ's former roommate, Buzz Peterson, has been promoted to assistant GM. Topic Overview: Michael Carter-Williams' impact Salary Outlook — 3rd PG and 6th Big Briante as our 3rd PG? Treveon's Summer League Play Bacon's Midrange Game Johnny O'Bryant is a keeper Buzz Peterson promoted to assistant GM Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes Intro/Outro Music: Mike Stud If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678 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

Spencer, Richie, and Brian are joined by WFNZ's Primetime host, Chris Kroeger. We recap the crazy week that included the trade for Dwight Howard and the draft where Charlotte landed Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon. We also prep for NBA's Free Agency period by tossing around possible free agents that are realistic options for the Hornets. Topic Overview: Dwight's Impact Dynamics with Dwight and Zeller Monk's 2nd Unit Role Bacon's Involvement in Charlotte's 17-18 Plans Hornets' Cap Situation FA Options Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes Intro/Outro Music: DJ JOHNNY If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678 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!

EMERGENCY POD: We discuss the Dwight Howard trade that just occurred — two days before the draft. Atlanta sends Dwight Howard, 31st Overall Charlotte sends Marco Belinelli, Miles Plumlee, and 41st Overall Be sure to check out our live draft show Thursday, June 22nd on Periscope. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes ACC Sports & Sports Channel 8 Intro/Outro Music: DJ JOHNNY If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678 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!

Spencer and Richie are joined by recurring guest and stat-guru, Brian Geisinger of ACCSports and Sports Channel 8. This is the final pre-draft episode where we give our thoughts on what direction the Hornets will take come Thursday. We discuss the possibility of trading up vs. trading back vs. staying put. We also tier the prospects in the lottery and debate whether anyone from the tier above the 11th spot could fall to Charlotte. The discussion takes a life of its own as we dig deeper on the likes of Markkanen, Monk, Kennard, and Mitchell. It wraps up with a brief discussion of players in the second round — normally a pick we trade away. Be sure to check out our live draft show Thursday, June 22nd on Periscope. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes ACC Sports & Sports Channel 8 Intro/Outro Music: DJ JOHNNY If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678 Buzz

Spencer and Richie are joined by another Almighty Baller member, Cole Zwicker. Cole hosts his own NBA Draft podcast on the network, What's On Draft?. We discuss three prospects that have been closely linked to the Charlotte Hornets in Luke Kennard, Zach Collins, and Donovan Mitchell. Cole tells us his preference for who the Hornets should select. We also debate the advantages in trading up vs. trading back in this year's draft. Lastly, we cover some possible sleepers in the 2nd Round. Very good insight and be sure to stay tuned for our Live Draft Show coming June 22nd! Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678

Spencer and Richie are joined by a fellow Almighty Baller-ite, Sean Derenthal. Sean hosts his own NBA Draft podcast on the network, Ode to Oden. We get a chance to pick his brain on several prospects in Charlotte's range but also some that may slip to us at 11. Sean feels there's a strong consensus this year among prospects and holding out hope for a player like Monk or Isaac might not be worth it — we discuss, nonetheless. Sean also give his take on four prospects that have been heavily rumored to Charlotte and their fit with the team. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678

You only get Richie, one half of the show, in this abbreviated episode of Buzz Beat. He shares his thoughts on Charlotte being awarded the 2019 All-Star Game, Kemba's third knee procedure, and MKG's new shooting coach. He also answers your Twitter questions and possibly gushes about Donovan Mitchell. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes If you want your voice to be heard on the show, call our voicemail: (980) 999-0678

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