Buzz Beat Ep. 12: What Direction are the Charlotte Hornets Taking?

On Episode 12 of Buzz Beat, we discuss the continued struggles for the Hornets as they lose yet another game, this time at the hands of James Harden and the Rockets. We recap that game in which we saw success in the first half followed by a turnover-ridden third quarter. The co-hosts discuss where Rich Cho’s head is at as the trade deadline approaches. Will we be buyers and attempt to make the playoffs or sit this one out? Spencer and Richie also disagree on where Frank Kaminsky is best suited to play on the court. The podcast wraps up on a higher note as the Hornets look to grab their next two games at home in the Spectrum Center.

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Around the NBA Feb. 4th: Trade Talk

In the first ABPN round table discussion, Buzz Beat brings on James Holas from The Truth, Derek Perez from Dig In Nuggets, and Daniel Green of DG Courtroom.

The discussion begins with the Hornets trade for Miles Plumlee. Spencer and Richie give their views and how this affects Charlotte’s plans moving forward while the others weigh in on its relevance. The conversation shifts to Derek as the rumors around Denver are swirling — will Barton or Nurkic leave and does Wilson Chandler want out? The podcast wraps up with discussion on which teams will be buyers, sellers, or stand pat.

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Buzz Beat Ep. 11: Hornets Therapy Session with Brian Geisinger

Buzz Beat brings on their first official guest, Brian Geisinger (ACC Sports, Sports Channel 8), to discuss Kemba’s All-Star selection, Charlotte’s last two losses against the Warriors and Knicks, and the bench struggles. They also break down Batum’s turnovers, shooting struggles, and waning confidence. They all agree that this bench lacks offense and wouldn’t be surprised if the Hornets are looking for a playmaker before the trade deadline. Richie takes a backseat as the conversation shifts to college basketball and potential targets in the upcoming draft — never too early right? Spencer and Brian present their favorite ACC draft prospects and if any could fall to Charlotte.

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Buzz Beat Ep. 10: Whoopty Doo! Defensive Turnaround for the Hornets?

The Hornets are coming off two impressive and much-needed victories over Portland and Toronto. Spencer and Richie discuss the defense and how it has rebounded in the past several games. The Buzz Beat tandem also appreciate Kemba’s amazing performance Frriday night in the Spectrum Center and agree that he thoroughly outplayed Lowry. In both games, Charlotte’s defense has stepped up and propelled them to back to back wins. This was no more evident in MKG’s performance on mid-range master, DeRozan. They also acknowledge Marvin’s recent improvement and his presence as a defensive anchor. Lastly, they discuss the most “tradeable” player on the team and Richie shares his hate for the trade machine.

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Buzz Beat Ep. 9: Stumbling into the Mid-Season Report Card

It’s about midway through the season and Spencer and Richie discuss many of the issues facing the Hornets. The Buzz Beat crew look at the Hornets’ slow starts, debate the backup center position between Hawes and Hibbert, acknowledge the fact that Kemba won’t be making the All-Star Game, and hand out mid-season awards — Spencer and Richie disagree on two. To wrap up Episode 9 of Buzz Beat, we discuss the panic meter if the Hornets lose to the 76ers (we lost and we’re panicking).

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Buzz Beat Ep. 8: Almighty Buzzin on the Hornets

Chris Axmann of The Almighty Ballin NBA Show and the Buzz Beat crew join together for a crossover discussion of the Charlotte Hornets that you do not want to miss: from Frank the Tank to Kemba Walker, what’s the buzz around the Charlotte Hornets organization?

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Buzz Beat Ep. 7: Hornets’ Standing in the East

In this New Year’s edition of the Buzz Beat Podcast, Spencer and Richie rehash the embarrassing loss to Brooklyn, the blowout win over Orlando, and the grind-it-out victory against the Heat. The duo also spent time focusing on Batum’s improved play and importance to the team. Spencer and Richie also decide where the Hornets fall in the bigger picture of the Eastern Conference and if it’s feasible for Hornets to finish 3rd. They end with their New Year’s resolutions for this Charlotte team.

Buzz Beat Ep. 6: Trade Chatter & New CBA

Spencer and Richie, in this Christmas’ edition of the QCH Podcast, discuss a variety of topics including the Chicago Bulls’ recap, possible trade targets, and the new CBA.

The details of the Nic Batum figurine giveaway are included in this episode.

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Recorded: 12/24/16

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Buzz Beat Ep. 5: A Little Praise & A Lot of Criticism

Spencer and Richie, in this fifth episode of the QCH Podcast, discuss the 0-2 start to the road trip with losses to Cleveland and Indiana. The co-hosts also look into how the Hornets need more offense from players outside of Kemba Walker. The solution isn’t that simple. Spencer and Richie also highlight Kaminsky, Belinelli, and Kidd-Gilchrist for different reasons and what role they are playing with the Hornets this season.

Recorded: 12/13/16

Blog: http://queencityhoops.com/blog/

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Buzz Beat Ep. 4: December 5th Weekly Preview

In this special edition of the QCH Podcast, Richie previews the upcoming week of December 5th. The Hornets will play in four games, three against teams the Hornets have already faced. Richie discusses strengths and weaknesses of each team and what to expect out of each game.

Recorded: 12/4/16

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