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In the 44th episode of Buzz Beat, we recap the week in which the Charlotte Hornets took on Cleveland, Chicago, and Los Angeles. In the two losses, there were some common themes. Between the lack of defense, the team having to adjust with Dwight Howard, and over-reliance on Kemba, it wasn't surprising that Charlotte blew late leads in games against Chicago and Cleveland. The Hornets picked up a much-needed win against the Clippers in a Clifford-esque game. Spencer, Richie, and Brian also spend some time talking about what Zeller and Carter-Williams bring to this team. It's fitting that, on the 44th episode, that a discussion about Frank Kaminsky ensues.

In the 43rd episode of Buzz Beat, we recap the losses to the T'Wolves, Knicks, and Celtics. In the two most recent games, the Hornets blew significant leads. Spencer, Richie, and Brian discuss what's causing these late-game troubles. While the majority of this episode deals with the negatives, the hosts try to highlight some high notes in the last 3 games.

The originals, Spencer and Richie, record the 42nd episode of Buzz Beat. They recap the wins over Memphis and Milwaukee and the deflating loss to San Antonio. The conversation focuses on the grind-it-out nature that was the game in Memphis. Trailing most of the game, and playing on a back-to-back, Charlotte was still able to show resiliency on their comeback win. Wednesday's win over the Bucks was very un-Clifford-like. The Hornets' defense was not up to par but rookie Monk lit it up in the final period. Unfortunately, the Hornets luck ran out Friday night in San Antonio as they couldn't take advantage of the Leonard-less Spurs. Spener and Richie discuss the hot and cold nature of the bench, Monk's play, Lamb's impressive start to the season, and Dwight Howard's presence.

Spencer returns for the 41st episode of Buzz Beat. The trio recaps the loss to the Bucks, blowout win over the Nuggets, and the deflating loss to the Rockets. The crew discuss Dwight’s role on this team and his post play. They also talk about how defending the pick-and-roll has changed without Cody. Be sure to tune into the live postgame #BuzzCast for Wednesday’s game against the Bucks.

In Episode 40 of Buzz Beat, Richie and Brian discuss a few topics after Charlotte's 1-1 start. The duo focus on the positives and the negatives from Charlotte's comeback win against the Hawks. They debate whether or not fans should be worried about Monk, Marvin, and the injuries that are piling up. They wrap up the show by evaluating Kaminsky's and Lamb's early season success and if it will translate throughout the course of the season.

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!

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