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Buzz Beat, presented by Queen City Hoops, discusses Hornets’ basketball in an in-depth format, covering X’s-and-O’s, coaching strategies, player & team trends, and aiding listeners to stay on track with the Charlotte Hornets on their quest to world dominance.

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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

Spencer and Richie are joined by recurring guest, Brian Geisinger of ACC Sports and Sports Channel 8. In this week's episode, the Buzz Beat crew give their stance on the NBA Combine and its importance. They also brainstorm what needs to be done to get the big names to participate. Spencer, Richie, and Brian each present an in-depth profile of two prospects heading into this year's draft. They shift their focus to the upcoming lottery and note any stories that people need to be watching for come ping-pong time. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Network on iTunes ACC Sports & Sports Channel 8

The Buzz Beat crew are joined by DIME Magazine contributor, Oliver Maroney, to examine two of his articles. The discussion begins with Oliver's "unofficial" guide to pickup basketball. The three consider which rules are the most important to uphold, which ones are unfamiliar, and if any rules can be added to the list. Oliver shares his thoughts on Briante Weber as he wrote a fascinating piece on Weber and his path to the NBA. The question of whether or not Briante has a future with the Hornets inevitably comes up.  The dialogue also touches upon the Hornets' 16-17 season and their prospects moving into the 17-18 season. The episode wraps up with Richie answering your Twitter questions. Listen to the Buzz Beat Radio on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes Maroney's Article: The Unofficial Rules of Pickup Basketball from NBA Insiders Maroney's Article: Briante Weber’s ‘New Beginning’ With The Warriors Is Making His NBA Dream Come True

With the recent news concerning the True Hoop Network, we thought it was appropriate to bring on founder of Queen City Hoops, the Charlotte Hornets True Hoop affiliate, Brett Hainline. He tells the story of how "QCH" came to be, how the site partnered with the True Hoop Network, and all the moves along the way. Richie and Spencer discuss the legacy of the True Hoop Network and then move onto free agency. The Buzz Beat crew has to dig deep as the Hornets really only have the MLE to work with. Names are passed around until both co-hosts settle on one player they feel is the best fit for that $8.4 million MLE. Listen to the Buzz Beat Radio on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes

The Buzz Beat crew brings on Brian Geisinger for the third time to discuss the upcoming offseason and NBA Draft. Spencer, Richie, and Brian put themselves in the shoes of Rich Cho and map out their plan of attack for the summer. The discussion moves to a presentation of 9 prospects in this year's upcoming draft. Their strengths, weaknesses, and fit with the Hornets are all mentioned. Listen to the Buzz Beat Radio on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes ACC Sports & Sports Channel 8

In the latest episode, Buzz Beat Radio brings on Frank Berndt (@MullensMafia) to reflect on the Hornets' season. The discussion begins with an evaluation of the young players, Treveon Graham and Christian Wood, and what future they have in Charlotte. As Rich Cho's option was picked up for the 2017 season, Spencer, Richie, and Frank give their takes on Cho's tenure with the Hornets. What does he need to do to keep his job for the 2018 season? Finally, the show wraps up with end-of-season awards. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Radio on iTunes Intro Music: DJ JØHNNY

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

The Charlotte Hornets beat the Thunder to bring their record to 36-41. Buzz Beat brings on Max Seng of Hoops Habit and 16 Wins A Ring to discuss the Hornets' playoff hopes as this season winds down. The crew discusses the most talked about player on the podcast, Frank Kaminsky. The conversation stems from Kaminsky's recent success and shifts to what we can expect from Frank moving forward. The question of what position he plays inevitably comes up. Richie, Spencer, and Max also discuss the potential matchup against the Celtics in the first round of playoffs and how Charlotte would fare. The episode wraps up with the Hornets' late game woes and what direction Rich Cho and company should go this offseason. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes Intro Music: DJ JØHNNY Max Seng of 16 Wins A Ring

On the latest episode of Buzz Beat, Spencer and Richie touch upon a variety of topics heading into the final weeks of the season. They recap the latest win over the Phoenix Suns in which all the starters made an impact on the game. This win pushes Charlotte to 33-40 as they head into what feels like a must-win game against the Bucks Tuesday. Richie breaks down the key stat in which Hornets fans must pay attention to as Charlotte face off against Milwaukee at the Spectrum Center. The other topics of discussions include Briante Weber, late game rotations, the predicted finish for the Hornets, and rank the trade values of seven Charlotte Hornets. Listen to the Buzz Beat on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes Intro Music: DJ JØHNNY

Spencer and Richie are joined by a former guest, Brian Geisinger of ACC Sports and Sports Channel 8. In this week's episode, the Buzz Beat crew break down the many prospects that will be on display in this year's NCAA tournament. The primary focus is on prospects that will fall to Charlotte, as the Hornets continue to drop in the Eastern Conference standings. This is a very insightful episode breaking down at least ten college players forecasted to go in the mid-late lottery in the upcoming draft. Listen to the Buzz Beat Podcast on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes ACC Sports & Sports Channel 8  

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