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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  

The Buzz Beat crew recap the wins over the Nuggets and Pacers as the Hornets have won back-to-back games in what seems like forever. Spencer and Richie focus on the highlights of this win streak and spend too much time discussing our 10-day contracts of O'Bryant and Weber. They also touch upon Batum, Marvin, and Lamb's recent uptick and what it means going forward. Can the Hornets make the playoffs? Listen to the Buzz Beat Podcast on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes

With this being the 15th episode, it only makes sense we name it after our #15, Kemba. After three weeks, Spencer and Richie reunite after recording two solo podcasts of their own. They bring on guest and producer of "The Mac Attack," Travis Hancock, otherwise known as T-Bone. The trio discuss the highlights and lowlights of their most recent west coast trip, Kemba returning to All-Star form, and Kamisky's improved play since Zeller's injury. They also debate if the Hornets should "pull the plug" on the season. The episode wraps up discussing Charlotte's approach to the draft and which prospect the Hornets should key in on. Listen to the Buzz Beat Podcast on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes

Spencer, one half of Buzz Beat, discusses the current state of the Hornets with close friend John Michael Griffith. On this episode, the conversation leans heavily on the draft prospects that could help out the Hornets. With a variety of directions that the Hornets can go in this year's draft, many names were thrown out for debate. The episode ends with several rapid fire questions concerning the future of some key Hornets. Listen to the Buzz Beat Podcast on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes

Richie, one half of Buzz Beat, discusses why the Hornets rode out this Trade Deadline. The Hornets were in a predicament facing Thursday's deadline and could have approached it in a variety of ways. There were incentives in becoming sellers and buyers but, ultimately, Charlotte sat this one out. Buzz Beat recaps the demoralizing, yet predictable, loss in Detroit in the most positive fashion. The episode wraps up with a quick preview of the new-look Kings and Richie makes a prediction for tonight's game. Listen to the Buzz Beat Podcast on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes

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. Listen to the Buzz Beat Podcast on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes

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. Listen to the Buzz Beat Podcast on iTunes Listen to The Truth Podcast on iTunes Listen to Dig In Nuggets Podcast on iTunes Listen to the DG Courtroom Podcast on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes

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. Listen to the Buzz Beat Podcast on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes

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. Listen to the Buzz Beat Podcast on iTunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes Or listen to shows on the Almighty Baller Podcast network on AlmightyBaller.com