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In the NO Podcast Episode 141: Pelicans trade for Jrue Holiday during NBA Draft

2013-06-27
Length: 1s

Michael and I get together to talk the aftermath of a crazy NBA draft.  We talk Nerlens Noel, the value of that 2014 draft pick, Jrue Holiday and Pierre Jackson.  Then we consider the salary cap implications, what the trade means for Vasquez, what Demps is signalling to all of us about his plans for this team, and whether Gordon and Vasquez can get along.

Crazy night!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 140, Part 2: Amin Elhassan on NBA Draft and Pelicans

2013-06-23
Length: 56s

Amin Elhassan, former Assistant director of Basketball Operations for the Suns and current ESPN writer joins us to talk about the Draft, some of the players we hate and love, general drafting philosophies and what advanced analytics really means for the NBA.

Take a listen, he had me questioning my analysis.  Ah, ignorance, why must you desert me now.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 140, Part 1: NBA Draft Big Boards for the Pelicans

2013-06-23
Length: 1s

Michael and I debate our top ten guys - and unsurprisingly, have some pretty big differences.  Particularly, my board is right, and his isn't.  We also talk rumors about McLemore and/or Oladipo falling, Chad Ford not putting anyone into Tier's 1 and 2 in this draft, and generally what we think most of the rumors are that are out there - smoke or fire.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 139: Gerry V, the NBA Finals, and Pelicans Draft Workouts

2013-06-19
Length: 1s

Gerry V joins Ryan and Michael to talk about the Finals, what the team can take away from these games, and what they need to be looking for this off-season.  Then Ryan and Michael talk about the workouts that have happened so far, the strange lack of Eric Gordon's name in the team's draft press release, and who we think is on Dell Demp's draft board.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 138: Otto Porter as a Pelican, the NBA Draft, and Trading the 2014 Pick

2013-06-03
Length: 1s

Andrew Geiger of CasualHoya.com joins us to talk about Otto Porter and the New Orleans Pelicans.  Then we start talking the draft prospects of the 6th pick tournament, talk CP3's displeasure with the Clippers, and think about trades with Houston to "help" them land Dwight Howard.  Then we move on to trading the Pelicans' 2014 pick, big men dominating the NBA, and Dell Demps in Europe to see Dario Saric.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 137: Pelicans' 6th Pick and the 2013 NBA Draft Combine

2013-05-21
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk the sixth pick of the NBA Draft after I moan and whine about it to start the show.  Then we talk players that could be available for the New Orleans Pelicans, players that could fall, players that could rise, and lastly, who would each of us take at that spot if we were Dell Demps and had no trade offers on the table.

And yes, somehow I manage to mention Rudy Gay.  And donkey balls.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 136: ClipperBlog, Bucksketball, and Point Guards of the Future

2013-05-12
Length: 51s

Michael and I are joined by Jeremy Schmidt of 4Bucksketball4 to talk Point Guards! We grill him on Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, and Michael can't help but talk about how he always wanted Larry Sanders.  For years.   We get it, Michael.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 135: ESPN TrueHoop's Henry Abbott on Lillard v Davis and CP3 a Pelican?

2013-05-05
Length: 1s

This may be my favorite podcast I've ever recorded.  Michael and I talk CP3 - Michael makes his case for him returning to New Orleans - and where else he could do.  We talk all kinds of prospects, and then we bring on TrueHoop.com Maestro and Portland Trailblazer Fan to talk Lilliard winning the ROY over Davis, before moving on to talk Hoop Idea, Hack Tactics, the team to fear in the West, and somehow we end up on Rudy Gay.

Seriously - if you will only ever listen to In the NO once, listen to this one.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 134: Gerry V on Scouting, Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers and Collins

2013-04-29
Length: 44s

Michael and I are joined by Gerry V to get an insiders glimpse into what the scouting process will be for the Pelicans.  We talk about how to look at prospects, which is harder to coach - offense or defense - and what Davis and Rivers should each be doing this summer to get better.  Stay in New Orleans or seek out high level games?  And last, we touch on Jason Collins announcement.

Enjoy!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 133: The Most Important Offseason in the World

2013-04-21
Length: 1s

Michael and I get together to set the table for an absolutely vital off-season for the New Orleans Pelicans.  We talk cap space, player contracts, what types of players they can go after, what their lottery odds are and most likely results.  Then we talk about Gordon and Rivers and Davis and how each of them could improve for next year.

It's time for the team to keep moving forward, and not just with a new name!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 132: Pelicans Post-Mortum 3 with Mason Ginsberg and Jason Calmes

2013-04-18
Length: 49s

Michael and I are joined in our 3rd and final Post-Mortum podcast, first by Mason Ginsberg - whom I challenge on his number one player in his Player Rankings, and then Jason Calmes comes on to talk about the health of the Hornets as a business and what they are doing in the off-season to improve your experience at the games!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 131: Pelicans Post-Mortum Part 2, with Jake Madison and Andrew Smith

2013-04-16
Length: 39s

We continue to wrap up our season coverage, talking with Jake Madison about playbook changes that have occurred over the season and bringing on Andrew Smith to talk about the guys in the locker room.  Who is the best to hang out with, best in the locker room?  What do the Hornets need to get to help their existing playbook?  Answers within!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 130: Pelicans Post-Mortum 1 with James Grayson and Chris Trew

2013-04-14
Length: 1s

In this, the first of a three part season Moratorium, Ryan and Michael wrap up the last week of games, talk CP3 and Anthony Davis's sprained MCL, take calls about AD playing center and Eric Gordon taking more jumpshots, and then bring on Hornets247 writers James Grayson and Chris Trew to talk trade values and the Rebrand.

Part two rolls out Tuesday, but today's podcast is special.  Because it's yours.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 129: Eric Gordon sets Monty off

2013-04-08
Length: 1s

Michael and I recap the Jazz and Phoenix games, including getting Michael's eyewitness account of the shouting match between Monty Williams and Eric Gordon on the sidelines in Utah.  Ugly.  Then we talk about the myriad of point guard options that may be available this summer, including Jennings, Marcus Smart, Bledsoe, Rajon Rondo, Trey Burke, etc.

Then we preview the upcoming Lakers game and the Hornets Pooperbowl against Sacramento.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 128: Eric Gordon's production and Rooting for Losses

2013-04-04
Length: 1s

Michael and I are joined by Michael Pelissier to talk about Eric Gordon, his production this season, and what the team needs to put around him.  Then we recap the loss against Golden State, secretly one of our favorite non-Pelican teams, and I curse at Jarrett Jack.  We then talk Lottery placement, teams we need to worry about, and which teams we should all root for across the association to increase our odds in the lottery before moving on to the games against the fighting for their life Utah Jazz and double-tanking Phoenix Suns.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 127: Gerry V, the tournament and turning over the Roster

2013-03-31
Length: 1s

Gerry V joins Michael and I to talk about the team's play over this last homestand, whether there will be more than just three or four hold-overs still on the roster next year, and if he'd prefer to get a lottery pick or a veteran.  Then we talk about CP3 eviscerating Vasquez, Davis getting the better of Griffin, and drool over a Nugget wing or two.

Then, Michael talks about the players that changed his opinion of them over the NCAA tournament.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 126: Winning Basketball for New Orleans?

2013-03-24
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk about a winning week of basketball!  And somehow, Michael manages not to drown in his own tears.  Then, we talk the upcoming games, somehow talk about obscure euro's who are out of the league, wonder at Demps ability to pull in usuable big men, and preview Nuggets and Clippers.

Oh, and we talk Oladipo!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 125: Draft Prospects, Tiers, and Anthony Davis

2013-03-17
Length: 1s

Michael and I recap the three losses this week, focusing, as usual, on Davis, Gordon, Vasquez, and Ryan Anderson's virus-caused yack.  Okay, not that last part.

Then, we take a great listener question and start talking the Draft!  McLemore, Smart, Porter, Noel - and boy does Michael say something silly about Noel.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 124: Anthony Davis already best player on the court?

2013-03-11
Length: 1s

As Anthony Davis continues to get long minutes, Ryan and Michael area already starting to debate wether Skynet is the best player on the floor in each game.  We also talk about Darius Miller's big minutes, Lance Thomas' possible roll as an Rocket Propelled Grenade, whether Eric Gordon and Aminu have checked out - and if Brian Roberts is the new point guard of the future. Cuz you know he is.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 123: The Collapse, Monty, and The Worst Defensive Play Ever

2013-03-07
Length: 1s

Michael and I rant about the Lakers game.  And the Orlando Game.  And we present the Worst Defensive Play ever award, after beng given not one, not two, but THREE distinctly awful plays to choose from in that Lakers game.  Then we answer a listener's question about rebuilding models and what path we'd like to see the Hornets take.

Last, we talk Memphis and Portland and I get to sneer at Rudy Gay again.  That always makes my day.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 122: Has the Tank Arrived in New Orleans?

2013-03-03
Length: 1s

Michael and I recap the week, talking about a close loss to Brooklyn, a tight win over Detroit, and a cringeworthy (or poetry-worthy) game against OKC.  Since these games result in more injuries to the team this week - we start speculating on whether the tank has arrived or not.  Then, we play the game Buy, Sell, or Meh, and then preview the Lakers and Magic game.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 121: AD Progression

2013-02-24
Length: 2s

Michael and I discuss the lousy trades that occurred at the deadline, and then spend more time on what those trades mean.  Players staying put probably means they are more likely to hit free agency.  Bingo!  We spend some time rewviewing Anthony Davis and several strong games of his, and then talkk about the 1-3 week and preview the upcoming back to back versus the gently repulsive Brooklyn Nets and Thunder.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 120: Obi-Wan Lopez and Trade Deadline Extravaganza!

2013-02-17
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk about the two previous games, preview the upcoming pair to start this week, address Anthony Davis getting boo'ed in the Rising Stars challenge and Ryan Anderson missing out on the final shootout.  Oh, and in between we talk the looming trade deadline, and posit trades involving Gordon, Vasquez, Aminu, Anderson, and Robin "Must Die" Lopez.

It'll make sense when you listen.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 119: Seeking Redemption

2013-02-10
Length: 2s

Ryan and Michael worry about Anthony Davis's production and the fact he's been the fourth best big man on this team for a few games now.  They also talk Hawks and Raptors, covering some trade targets from the former team and talking trash about Rudy Gay on the second.  Okay, I'm doing that.  Then Ryan tries for some redemption in the All-Star Pick-em Draft after getting absolutely crushed in the Classic Hornets team Draft.  We talk Rondo, Westbrook, Michael is forced to build the most hated team ever, and finally we get to the Detroit and Portland games.  Michael again targets various players for trade/free agency.  Good stuff as always!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 118: Ryan wants to be Devastated

2013-02-07
Length: 1s

A win!?  We were so excited we got Gerry V to join us to talk Anthony Davis' dwindling minutes, Eric Gordon's dwindling shot numbers, whether the frontcourt needs an upgrade or not, and why Austin Rivers is getting long minutes.  Then we talk the Phoenix game, talk about how badly I was thrashed in the voting for Classic Hornets team, and Michael tells about his crushing encounter with Alonzo Mourning.  Oh, and we preview Atlanta and Toronto, where the team again faces my bête noire, Rudy Gay.

Oh, and Community, Star Wars and Game of Thrones.  I must have been feeling my oats mentioning all those things in one podcast.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 117: Anthony Davis and a Vintage Hornets Draft

2013-02-03
Length: 1s

Michael and I were so disgusted by the last two games we only spend a brief amount of time talking about them before playing a Vintage Hornets Draft game, where we each select a team of classic Hornets and let them go head to head for your votes.  Then, we do a whole bit evaluating Anthony Davis so far, take a couple calls about Nerlens Noel, Jerome Dyson/Brian Roberts and then, for the umpteenth millionth time, mock Phoenix - a team with a better record than ours.

Bleh.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 116: Low Minutes and Ranking Vasquez

2013-02-01
Length: 1s

In this show Michael and I spend long minutes dwelling on the short minutes a lot of the best Hornets players have been getting recently.  Is winning a priority for this team?  Then we take some listener's calls and end up talking a lot of Vasquez, including going through the list of Point Guards in this league and listing all the point guards we would take over Vasquez.

Then we talk Nuggets and Wolves.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 115: That's right, a Pelican!

2013-01-26
Length: 2s

Michael and I talk about the last three games, I rant about the "Prevent Offense". we answer a question about goals for this team going forward, and then talk about the upcoming games.  We touch on signing Dwight Howard or Paul Millsap, some more line-up information, and, of course, we talk Pelicans.  Ca-caw?

What noise does a Pelican make?

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In the NO Podcast Episode 114: Lux Tax and Stepping on their Throat

2013-01-20
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk about the Golden State game and his desire to see the Hornets step on the throat of their enemies, grind them into the dust, and revel in the resulting tears and agony.  Then we talk about Davis's big game, the improving Aminu, and shockingly get to talk about Rivers using adjectives other than terrible, awful, and revolting.  Then we answer a listener's question about the Luxury Tax and this teams flexibility, which inevitably leads to trade talk that involves Josh Smith, Ersan Ilyasova, Wilson Chandler and Rudy.  Of course.

We wrap up by previewing Sacramento's unbalanced roster and the <em>exciting</em> (damnit!) San Antonio Spurs.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 113: Playoffs? Is it so Crazy?

2013-01-17
Length: 2s

Michael and I talk about the recent winning, talk about whether the Playoffs are even a remote possibility, Address Anthony Davis' short playing time, recap the wins in Philly and Boston, address the real non-Gordony reason for the winning, and play which PG do you want: Jrue Holiday or Rajon Rondo.  Then we take some of the messages you've left for us about whether the Hornets should hire an offensive Guru, what they could offer for Kyle Lowry, and last, we answer two questions about the Draft, Draft, Draft!  Oh, I love the draft.   In particular we do our favorite college players, talk about best fits, and mention players you should look for.

Oh, and then we preview the Warriors.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 112: The Streak Ends

2013-01-13
Length: 1s

Ryan and Michael tackle the streak, Austin Rivers extremely limited playing time, Debate Carmelo Anthony's impact on the game, Anthony Davis's energy levels, Vasquez and Gordon (as usual), preview the upcoming Philly and Boston games, and then play would you-wouldn't you on some trade ideas.  Of course one of the trades has Rudy Gay in it, and Michael can burn in hell.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 111: Is the Win Streak sustainable?

2013-01-10
Length: 1s

The Hornets have a three game winning streak, and Ryan and Michael talk about whether it is entirely Eric Gordon that is spurring this run.  Then we talk advanced stats, having Lopez and Vasquez around the carry the scoring load, marvel at Aminu's good and bad qualities, talk most successful Hornets lineups, recap Spurs-Houston, and then preview Wolves-Knicks.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 110: Look Gerry V, a Win!

2013-01-06
Length: 1s

Gerry V joins us to talk about the Hornets with Eric Gordon.  We get his thoughts on Aminu playing again, what Gordon being around means for Vasquez, Anthony Davis' struggles, and what to watch for in the upcoming weeks.  Then Michael and I talk the Dallas game, Michael has a new theory on Vasquez, proposes a trade that includes Ryan Anderson, gets yelled at about Rudy Gay, and then we preview the Spurs and Rockets games.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 109: Austin Rivers!

2013-01-03
Length: 1s

Kevin Pelton of the Basketball Prospectus and ESPN.com joins us to talk about Austin Rivers and whether he's having the worst season of all time.  Then we bombard him with other questions, hoping he'll tell us it ain't so.  Afterwards, we talk more Austin Rivers, the two Hornets losses this week, the upcoming Dallas Game, Anthony Davis, and discuss whether this team is soft.

Do you think the team is soft?

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In the NO Podcast Episode 108: Eric Gordon!

2012-12-30
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk about Grievis Vasquez, Austin Rivers, the Weather, Dungeons and Dragons . . . aw, who am I kidding?  We talk Eric Gordon!  And recap the other games and preview the next two.

Eric Gordon!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 107: A Gordon for Christmas

2012-12-23
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk the last two games, including that horrible Pacers collapse, we address whether we feel Anthony Davis is a top 50 player today, address a few of Michael's Trade ideas, talk Demarcus Cousins, Eric Gordon and the dreaded Microfracture Surgery rumors, and then preview the upcoming week's games.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 106: Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon

2012-12-21
Length: 1s

Michael and I recap the last two games, and now that Anthony Davis is playing, we get to start talking about Anthony Davis and what he's doing right and wrong on the court.  Yay!  Then we address the trademarked alter-Pelican names, Eric Gordon, whether this team will be any good when Gordon starts playing, and then Preview Spurs-Pacers this weekend.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 105: Is Vasquez Selfish?

2012-12-16
Length: 1s

Michael and I spend a lot of time talking about Vasquez, his game, his numbers, and his possible impact on Austin Rivers development going forward.  Then Michael calls out Anthony Davis, we take turns calling out every player on this team that spends time at small forward, trash the team's defense, and stare dreamily at Ryan Anderson.

I'm growing a beard to be just like him.  Except fat.  And not 6'9".  Or able to shoot.  Or rich.  But other than that, exactly like him.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 104: Trade Extravaganza!

2012-12-12
Length: 2s

Michael and I recap the last two games and then get right to your calls about trades!  December 15th is the day many players will become trade eligible, and we look at various offers and proposals, make our own, and generally talk about what sort of teams the Hornets should be targeting to make trades.  Gordon, Aminu, Vasquez, Lopez - they are all on the table.

Oh, and I apologize to Brian Roberts.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 103: Austin Rivers and Taking your Calls

2012-12-09
Length: 1s

Michael and I review the last two games, answer some of your questions sent in on our new hotline, and then preview the Wizards and Thunder. (again)  Oh, and Anthony Davis is coming back this week!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 102: Pelicans will eat your ducklings

2012-12-06
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk about the Pelicans, Austin Rivers, drool over Brandon Jennings, review the Bucks and Lakers games and preview the Grizzlies and Heat.

If you want to sound off, give us a call!  We may use it in our next podcast!  504-322-3333.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 101: Gerry V and a Stats Ambush

2012-12-02
Length: 1s

Gerry V joins Michael and I to give incisive analysis on this team.  He touches on Amin, Lopez, Vasquez, Rivers, Roberts and Anderson, as well as addressesing the team weaknesses, why the Hornets struggle to rebound the ball, and gives advice as to what to watch for as this team tries to learn and grow.

Then, Michael and I talk the Jazz and Thunder games, preview the Bucks and Lakers, and I Stats Ambush Michael with a set of advanced stats - who is the the least impactful player this season?  Most impactful?  Who impacts the Hornets shooting the most?  The answers will surprise you.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 100: Jason Smith and beating the Clips

2012-11-27
Length: 1s

Jason Smith joins us for the 100th In the NO Podcast to talk about how he developed his game, his relationship with the coaches. a solution to him getting smacked in the face all the time, and I try twice to get him to toss Monty Williams under the bus.

Then we talk beating the Clippers.

Thank all of you for all your support.  100 episodes.  Who would have thought?

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In the NO Podcast Episode 99: Talking Thunder Rebuild with The Daily Thunder

2012-11-25
Length: 2s

Royce Young of the DailyThunder ESPN Truehoop blog joins us to talk about how the Thunder built themselves a contender on the back of draft picks and young players.  Then the guys talk about what they've seen over the last four games, worry about Anthony Davis - and then preview the Clippers and Jazz.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 98: Talking Eric Gordon and the Suns with Valley of the Suns

2012-11-21
Length: 29s

Michael Schwartz of the Valley of the Suns blog and DraftExpress.com joins us to talk about Eric Gordon and his team going into the game between Phoenix and New Orleans on Friday.  His offer for Gordon was really good.  If we could actually trade him to them.

Sigh.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 97: Red Hot Shooting

2012-11-18
Length: 1s

Michael and I break down the OKC and Milwaukee games, lament the horrible turnover and perimeter shooting issues, address the rage directed at Austin Rivers, and then preview the games against New York and the Indiana Pacers.  That's a pair of teams that look very different this year.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 96: Bucksketball and Brandon Jennings?

2012-11-15
Length: 2s

Michael and I are joined by Jeremy Schmidt of Bucksketball to talk about the 5-2 Milwaukee squad the Hornets play against Saturday which also has a pair of guards Hornets fans may be eyeballing for their own squad.  Then we break down the Houston Game, Michael tries to call me out, We actually somehow get into an argument about the importance of that inane Matt Carroll - Hakim Warrick Trade, and then we preview the Thunder.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 95: CBA guru Larry Coon on Aminu, Gordon and Smith

2012-11-11
Length: 1s

Michael and I are joined for the first part of the podcast by Larry Coon, CBA Master and writer for ESPN.com.  He talks about what options the Hornets have for retaining Al-Farouq Aminu, whether the Hornets can Nick Collision-ise Jason Smith, and weighs in on Eric Gordon's situation.

Then the two of us tackle what we saw in the Charlotte game, talk Davis, Anderson and Brian Roberts, and preview the upcoming battle in Houston. 

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In the NO Podcast Episode 94: Gordon goes to LA, leaves no guards behind?

2012-11-07
Length: 59s

Michael and I come at you from the closing minutes of the Philly game.   We talk about what we saw in that game, talk about the news that Eric Gordon is going to LA to ahem . . . rehab, and then preview the Charlote Game.  We even begin speculating on what Eric Gordon is worth on the trade market!  Trade talk!  Yay?

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In the NO Podcast Episode 93: Gerry V and Michael will not Apologize

2012-11-04
Length: 2s

Michael and I are joined for the first part of the podcast by the excellent Gerry V, who breaks down what he saw from Vasquez, Rivers, Davis, Smith, Lopez and Aminu for us.  Michael and I then continue to review the week, talk all about Eric Gordon, and then preview the upcoming game.

It's been a great first week.  Re-live it!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 92: Talking Spurs with Graydon Gordian

2012-10-30
Length: 44s

Michael and I are joined by Graydon Gordian of 48 minutes of Hell to talk about the Season Opener and what to expect from the Spurs in the future and for this game.  Great way to start the day - preparing for tonight!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 91: Western Conference Contenders

2012-10-29
Length: 1s

Michael and I continue our journey through the Western Conference in an effort to place the Hornets appropriately amongst their peers.  We do Utah, Dallas, Denver, Memphis, LA Clippers, LA Lakers, and the Thunder.   One of the teams we expect to bottom out this year.  Two of them seem slated to fight to join San Antonio, OKC and the Lakers at the top.  Which one is it?

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In the NO Podcast Episode 90: Broken Guards, Great Bigs

2012-10-28
Length: 1s

After a week in DisneyWorld, I join Michael to cover the last couple games of the pre-season, and then tackle a huge slate of items:  Poor guard play, Picking up options on Xavier Henry and Aminu,  Loving Ryan Anderson, arguing about whether Aminu is an NBA player in three years, Loving Ryan Anderson.  We talk about Gordon and Rivers doing full-contact practice drills, then we Love Ryan Anderson, and then preview the games coming up this week.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 89: Preseason Observations and Vasquez starting?

2012-10-14
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk about this weeks three games, whether Vasquez is at risk to lose his starting gig, and pretty much come up with the list of players who have probably already played themselves out of the rotation.

We then preview the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns for you and last, engage in some future speculation about players the Hornets may want to pursue.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 88: Observations, Ayon and Gordon's Knee

2012-10-07
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk about what we saw in the Hornets first pre-season game - what mattered, what didn't, and was that a hook shot from Robin Lopez or a MLB pitch at the rim?  Then we chat about Ayon and the guy who didn't play a minute for the Hornets.  No, not Hakim Warrick!  Eric Gordon.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 87: Special Guest David Wesley

2012-10-04
Length: 41s

Michael and I are joined by former Hornet and current member of the Hornets Broadcast booth David Wesley!  We get to talk to him about adapting to the broadcasting booth, whether veteran mentors are really veteran mentors, what should Austin Rivers be doing to transition to point guard like Wesley did, push him into trying to pick a starting five today, and generally have a great conversation.  Don't miss this one!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 86: Training Camps Open

2012-09-30
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk about what each of us feel is the biggest question we want to see answered this upcoming season.  Then, we continue our march through the Western Conference, evaluating the Portland Trailblazers and Minnesota Timberwolves in the upcoming playoff chase.

We close with news around the NBA.  It's good to have basketball back!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 85: NBA Rank, Warriors, and Kings

2012-09-23
Length: 1s

With less than two weeks until training camp, Michael and I return to talk NBA Rank at ESPN.com and the stark drop off between the Hornets Top Trio and the rest of the guys - as well as talk about whether we think the guys were judged fairly or unfairly.

Welcome back to In the NO!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 84: Projecting the Hornets with the Basketball Prospectus

2012-08-26
Length: 31s

Michael and I are joined by Bradford Doolittle of the Basketball Prospectus and ESPN.com. Over the past month, Brad has written several articles (like this one) analyzing the Hornets, and we thought he'd be a great guest to talk about projections for the future.

Oh, and his system is down on Austin Rivers.  So Michael and I can glare and grizzle over that a bit more. Good times!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 83: Henry Abbott, HoopIdea, and Monty Williams Extension

2012-08-19
Length: 1s

Michael and I are joined by none other than Henry Abbott of Truehoop to talk about HoopIdea,  Flopping and CP3, Boring Free Throws, Competitive balance, big Markets, Small Markets, and Markets that go "Wee Wee Wee" all the way home.

Oh, then we talk the Monty Extension, the Demps extension(?) and Brian Roberts. 

Please visit our sponsor, audible at www.audiblepodcast.com/hornets247 and download your free audiobook today!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 82: Gerry V talks Hornets

2012-08-12
Length: 1s

Special Guest Gerry V swings by to talk Hornets with Michael and I.  We address the point guard position - what is a point guard - what position Anthony Davis plays, expectations and timelines for the team, and Gerry talks coaching philosphies.

It's a good one folks, have a listen!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 81: Do you trust in Demps?

2012-08-05
Length: 1s

In this episode Michael and I welcome Roger Mason to the team, talk about what we expect from him, and how worried we are about the Hornets wing players.  Oh, and then we talk Dell Demps and Monty Williams.  Should the Hornets extend them, and at what price?

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In the NO Podcast Episode 80: Robin Lopez and Ryan Anderson

2012-07-29
Length: 1s

In this episode, we talk about the Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick acquisition, what that means for starting line-ups and Anthony Davis.  Oh, and I was poetic about the beauty that is Ryan Anderson.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 79: Hindsight Rules

2012-07-26
Length: 23s

Sorry the podcast was late!  I would blame Star Wars: The Old Republic, but that would be lame of me.

Hope you enjoy the podcast!  We recorded it Sunday night, so no discussion of the off-on Lopez trade.  That will come this Sunday.  Instead, we talk about the moves Demps did, and wonder if we could have improved on them.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 78: Free Agency Wrap-up

2012-07-22
Length: 1s

Not a lot of basketball being played by Hornets players right now, but Michael and I spend the podcast pouring over the western conference in the wake of a busy Free Agency and answering two questions:

Are they better than the Hornets now? Are they someone to worry about in three years?

Tune in, then rank the teams yourself!

Oh, and this week is a two parter!  Come back Thursday morning for more Hornets coverage!

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In the NO Podcasst Episode 77: Young Bucks in Action

2012-07-16
Length: 1s

Davis takes the court for Team USA, Gordon comes back for the Max, and Austin Rivers tries his hand as a point guard for the first time.  Lots to talk about.

HOWEVER!  If you like this podcast, please, please go to this link and do Hornets247.com a favor.  Fill out the survey so we can get ourselves a podcast sponsor and bring even more of the coverage you all enjoy.

So, Go!  http://www.wizzard.tv/survey/hornets247

Thanks.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 76: Anderson and Gordon

2012-07-08
Length: 1s

Some momentous events this week as Al-Farouq Aminu led Nigeria to the Olympics!  Oh, and the Hornets sign and traded for some quasi-all-star Ryan Anderson.  And Eric Gordon said things that made people mad.

Really mad.

We talk about it all!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 75: Free Agent Extravaganza!

2012-07-01
Length: 1s

Free Agency started today and Michael and I talk Eric Gordon, the trade rumors around him, and then address all the other potential free agents that are floating out around there.  Plus . . . Batum?!?  For that much?  Really?

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In the NO Podcast Episode 74: D-day Wrap-up

2012-06-28
Length: 58s

D(avis) Day is here!  Michael and I recap the draft, argue about Austin Rivers for entirely too much time, talk about Darius Miller, and then try to figure out what this draft means for players like Belinelli, Aminu and Henry, and debate the potency of the Hornets backcourt.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 73: The Big Day Approaches

2012-06-24
Length: 1s

Michael and I present to you our Big Boards - the prospects as we see them - and fully expect mountains of vitriol to be heaped upon us.  You hear us Lillardians?  We are not afraid of you!!!

We close with a few potential trades that seem to be out there (Deng or Noah or Houston's picks) and give some thoughts on the the type of free agents we'd like to see brought in based on players taken in the draft at 10.

3 more days!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 72: Farewell to OkAriza

2012-06-20
Length: 39s

Michael and I talk about the big trade that sent Okafor and Ariza to the Wizards and what it means for the Hornets, short and long term, and if it impacts their draft at all.

Exciting times in the NO.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 71: What do you want for 10?

2012-06-19
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk about trades involving the tenth pick.   What we want in return for it, what picks we could get for players like J-Smitty and Ayon, and what sort of players will be available later in the first round.  

8 Days until the draft!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 70: The 10th Pick Tourney Continues

2012-06-10
Length: 1s

Michael and I are joined by Mike Schmitz of DratExpress.com and ESPN Truehoop's Valley of the Suns to talk about the prospects the Hornets could be picking at number 10.  if you haven't seen his work - go check it out.

Then, afterwards, we discuss Michael's suggestion of CP3 returning - who to try and cherry pick from the Thunder, and then Michael starts a new game, "What scares you most!?"  It may be as lame as you think it is.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 69, Dude: A cagey front office

2012-06-04
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk about how the front office won't say they are taking Anthony Davis - and then we talk about all the people they could possibly take at 10.  Michael gets heated about Kendall Marshall and Austin Rivers, and I still have a man-crush on Sullinger but have a a few other guys I wouldn't mind seeing in creole blue.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 68: A winner is us

2012-05-30
Length: 1s

Michael and I react giddily to the news the Hornets won the first pick of the NBA Draft and the rights to draft Anthony Davis out of Kentucky.  He's a Gamechanger, folks.  We talk all kinds of impacts.

New Owners, New Star, possible new Name.  Pack the hive and show the rest of the NBA how its done.  525-hoop.  I'm betting those season tickets are going fast.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 67: All Eric Gordon

2012-05-20
Length: 1s

Ryan and Michael talk Eric Gordon.  Lots of Eric Gordon.  They talk his trade value, his injury history and what it might mean, they trade him, they don't trade him, he signs for millions or just the qualifying offer.  They try to predict where he'll be next year.  If Eric Gordon is on your mind, this is the place to be.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 66: Special Guest David Thorpe weighing the young guys

2012-05-12
Length: 55s

Special Guest David Thorpe - NBA trainer, coach, and writer from ESPN.com - joins Michael and I to talk the young players on this team - what they need to do to grow, what they should and can focus on, and talks other young guys in the draft.  He also seems to proscribe a trip to France to lose weight and weighs in on Eric Gordon.

This one is a good one guys.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 65: Kentucky or UNC?

2012-05-06
Length: 1s

With a good eight members of the fourteen lottery slots in this comnig draft likely to be filled by players from Kentucky and UNC, Michael arranged for bloggers covering those teams to come on and walk us through each of those potential lottery picks and their strengths and weaknesses.

Our first guest is Glenn Logan of www.aseaofblue.com, who adresses all our questions about the unibrow, Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrance Jones and Marquis Teague

Our second guest is Brian Barbour of www.tarheelblog.com, who answers questions about Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, John Henson and Kendall Marshall.

It's a monster blog.  Hope you enjoy it!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 64: Part 2

2012-04-29
Length: 46s

Michael and I record a two-part podcast for your listening pleasure.

In part 2, we roleplay.  Michael is Dell Demps, I am Monty Williams.  We decide which players should go and which should stay after talking about each of the players in depth.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 64: Part 1

2012-04-29
Length: 42s

Michael and I record a two-part podcast for your listening pleasure.

In part 1, we talk the end of the season, lottery odds, Point-Counterpoint about Eric Gordon playing in the Olympics, and because we can't stop ourselves, a little about the players in the draft.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 63: Charlotte, AFA and drafting a keeper

2012-04-22
Length: 48s

Michael and I talk about the week that was, reminisce about one of the worst basketball games they've ever seen, and then Michael brings up just how often players drafted by their own team get a second contract from that team.  The answer will surprise you.  I know I was.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 62: What's with all the Winning?

2012-04-15
Length: 1s

After taking a week off for Easter, Michael and I have the bizarre experience of reviewing a record of 5-2 for the team?  Freakish - and alarming!  We also talk Aminu's improvement, Ayon's regression, Gordon's contract, Ariza's benching, and Monty Williams calling Marco a Beast and "Everything he wants this team to be."  Wow.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 61: The Unibrow Show

2012-04-01
Length: 1s

Okay, Michael and I don't actually spend the entire show talking about Anthony Davis and his mystical unibrow, but we do have a really hard time not bringing him up as we talk about the current cieling for the Hornets roster, me getting lambasted for the Giving everything and losing article, Eric Gordon, the Golden State Win, being Dell Demps, etc, etc.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 60: Get Tossed like Smith

2012-03-25
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk Jason Smith and his suspension, CP3's homecoming, point out just how bad the starting line-up the Hornets trotted out against San Antonio, play a little game of "Who will be on the roster on opening night 2013", and THEN talk about the draft as the March Madness tournament resolves itself and Michael lets you in on a rumor he's heard about why Jared Sullinger's stock may be falling.  I listen in disbelief.  

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In the NO Podcast Episode 59: Leases and No trades

2012-03-18
Length: 1s

Ryan and Michael talk about the disappointments and impact to the league by the trade deadline, Jason Calmes joins the guys to talk about the new Lease proposal working it's way through the legislature, and Michael McNamara just can't abide winning.  Stupid New Jersey Nets and Deron Williams.  Will sourpuss Deron ever stop being a thorn in our side?

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In the NO Podcast Episode 58: Minnesota's Pick

2012-03-11
Length: 1s

Ryan and Michael spend a good bit of time talking about Rubio's injury and what impact it may have on the league standings the Hornets' second first-rounder.  Then, they talk Kaman's value to the team, predict which games may be wins during this week's slate of games against patsies, and make a prediction for results of the trade deadline.

Oh, and as for the picture - sometimes my inspiration fails me.  So this time, I turned to cute wolf puppies.  Aren't they soooo cute?

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In the NO Podcast Episode 57: Trade Extravaganza Part II

2012-03-04
Length: 1s

Part II of the trade extravaganza.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 56: Trade Extravaganza Part 1!

2012-03-04
Length: 1s

Michael and I are joined by James Grayson to talk about Trades!  We take your trades, our trades, and the national media's trades and talk them up.  In this first part of the Trade Extravanganza, we address a silly trade or two, talk about some of the trades put forth by the national media, and then move on to trades proposed by you or us.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 55: The Value of a Bench Player

2012-02-26
Length: 50s

Michael and I talk about the strong showing by this team, talk about ownership and the announcement made by David Stern this weekend, and talk about how they really feel about finding 'the point guard of the future.'

Last, we ask you for your trade ideas for the next week podcasts.  It'll be a Trade Extravaganza!  Mail them to ryan@hornets247.com (or ryanschwan@gmail.com) 

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In the NO Podcast Episode 54: Don't watch the Draft Lottery

2012-02-19
Length: 1s

We invite NBC Sports ProBasketballTalk writer and CavsTheBlog founder John Krolik on to talk about the Cavs and what they went through last year and what he did to help the Cavs win the lottery.

Then, Michael and I play "Starter Quality or Not" with Gustavo Ayon, Vasquez, Aminu, and Xavier Henry and then talk about trading Draft Picks we haven't even been assigned yet.  Speculation rules.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 53: Hornets' President Hugh Weber Interview

2012-02-13
Length: 44s

Hornets' President Hugh Weber joins Ryan Schwan and Jason Calmes on the In the NO Podcast, addressing topics in the following order:

Attendance and the I'm In campaign Timetable for Ownership and a new Lease Agreement (The want ownership and Gordon back for renewal drive) Primary Hornets' considerations for the new TV Deal Engaging Local Businesses and the difference between our business owners and other cities. The mass House Cleaning two summers ago - what was the impetus? Difference between having the NBA as an owner and having a traditional owner. What happened with that Lakers trade? New Media, twitter, Brad Pitt as GM, Moneyball and trading for Dwight Howard.

I want to thank Hugh for his time, and you should take the time to listen.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 52: Flying Basketball Players and other Inanities

2012-02-12
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk about the Hornets and their losing ways, Gustavo Ayon, Ariza playing too damn much, and then are joined by Jason Calmes as Michael rants about life, liberty, and the pursuit of flying basketball players.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 51: Any Regrets?

2012-02-05
Length: 43s

Michael and I talk about Kaman returning to the team, (NOOOOO!!) How many of our starters would make  good eighth, seventh, or even sixth men on a decent squad, and then review Dealer Dell's trades (Bayless, Thornton, Aminu, Collison) and see if there are any lingering regrets.

Then, in the biggest shocker of the month, Michael predicts a win for the Hornets.  Crazy cat.

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In the NO Episode 50: Gordon, Kaman and Bold Predictions

2012-01-29
Length: 1s

Michael and I share a precious moment anniversary as we work through our fiftieth podcast about the Hornets.  We talk about the Gordon extension that wasn't, the Kaman trade that is to be, and each make 3 bold, bold, BOLD predictions about this team involving Aminu, Ariza, Anthony Davis, and the Tumblewolves.

Oh, and Gustavo Ayon rocks.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 49: Rotations

2012-01-22
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk rotations, I get foul-mouthed about Jack, though probably not in the way you are expecting, we make a wager, and Michael shills for a sponsor in the most pathetic way possible.

I am much to dignified to do something like that.  Now, excuse me while I eat some Tostitos corn chips.  They are soooo yummy.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 48: Looking for a Favorite Player

2012-01-15
Length: 1s

Michael and I talk about the week of games, the week to come, more draft, and more thinking towards the future.  Oh, and I fail to ambush Michael not once, as "Mikestrodamus" proves unflappable.  Whatever.

Next time I'll ask him about Star Trek.  Dude probably doesn't know the difference between a Betazoid and a Bajoran.  Loser.

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In the NO Episode 47: Into the Garbage Chute

2012-01-08
Length: 51s

Ryan and Michael discuss the first two weeks of the season, what we like, what we don't like.  Inevitably, talk turns to the future, a little about the draft, and where they think the Timberwolves will finish the season.  Playoffs or not?  Listen, and give us your thoughts!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 46: Season Preview

2011-12-24
Length: 37s

Ryan and Michael elaborate on their season previews.  You'll probably hate my pessimism.  Michael tries to set me straight though.

Fools.  i cannot be swayed!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 45: Assets!

2011-12-23
Length: 37s

Ryan and Michael bring on Breene Murphy of the ClipperBlog and Zach Harper of ESPN's Daily Dime Live and AWolfAmongWolves.net to talk about the assets the Hornets got in the Chris Paul Trade.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 44: It's the End of the World as we know it . . .

2011-12-14
Length: 1s

And I feel fine. So does Michael.  Do you?  Ryan and Michael talk the trade that wasn't, the trade that was, the moves that could be, and the future chance at greatness for the team.  They also talk about David West leaving, and some of the more inflammatory comments he made once he arrived in Indiana.  Michael Cries.  Or does he?  You should listen to find out.

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In the NO Podcast: Trading Paul for a Christmas Present

2011-12-07
Length: 34s

Yeah.  Michael tries to talk about boring crap like TJ Ford and Chuck Hayes, but I put his nose to the grindstone and get talking about when the Hornets trade Chris Paul and what sort of surprise package we can expect for him.  I'm hoping for a Lego Castle set.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 42: Chris Paul, Chris Paul, Chris Paul

2011-12-01
Length: 1s

The guys talk about Chris Paul, whether he'll stay or go - and what to try to get for him if he goes.  Oh, and we try to apportion blame for the fact the Hornets have had a megastar for 7 years, and have generally failed to contend.

I blame McNamara.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 41: Free Agents!

2011-11-30
Length: 55s

After having dismissed half the Hornets Free Agents back to the obscurity of the open market, Ryan and Michael McNamara express their hopes for free agency.  Or distaste.  En route, they give you what they'd like to see on the team if Paul is around - and what they'd like to see if Paul walks out that door.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 40: Competing General Managers

2011-11-29
Length: 52s

Jason Calmes hosts as Ryan and Michael play competing Hornets GMs, deciding which of the Hornets own free agents they would extend an offer to and which they would send packing.  Will either of them give David West some love?

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In the NO Podcast Episode 39: Ownership, Tickets, and Staying Put

2011-11-28
Length: 31s

Ryan, Jason and Michael talk about ownership issues, profitability, and other issues that impact the Hornets staying in New Orleans.  It's odd how good the Hornets seem to look despite all their "issues".

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In the NO Podcast Episode 38: Loving the CBA in all the wrong places

2011-11-27
Length: 38s

The guys return for the 2011-2012 season as the CBA is tentatively agreed on.  Ryan, Michael and special guest Jason Calmes sink their teeth into the CBA, talk about how it impacts the boys in Creole Blue and the rest of the league.  Also, prepare to be disgusted by Michael.  Like usual.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 37: Building a New Hornets Team

2011-07-09
Length: 58s

Ryan and Michael put together the off-seasons that each want to see from the Hornets, trading, signing, and each attempting to improve the team.  Bask in their mad GM skills - - or mock them.  Either works for us.

Enjoy!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 36: The Other Guy

2011-06-30
Length: 29s

In a few weeks - or possibly a year if the CBA negotiations suck as hard as we expect it too, there will be teams offering David West the sun, the moon, the stars, and to be his baby momma if he so desires.  Tonight, we talk with Jared Wade of the Truehoop Network's Pacers Blog 8 points, 9 seconds, as the Pacers are one of a small set of teams that aren't likely to be terrible next year, need a power forward, and have money to throw at Fluffy.

We'll also catch up about James Posey and some cat named Collison.

Enjoy!

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In the No Podcast Episode 35, Part 3: I love feeling the Draft

2011-06-21
Length: 36s

In the third and final part of the Podcast recorded on the 20th, Michael and Ryan talk draft, draft, draft.  Oh, and trades.  And some draft.  And some draft-related trades.  And some trade-related drafting.

I love the draft.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 35: Part 2

2011-06-20
Length: 32s

Ryan and Michael talk about the CBA, which players are most likely to go, which will stay, and spend a bunch of time on David West and his ability to opt out.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 35: Daddy Issues and the League

2011-06-20
Length: 27s

In part 1 of the June 20th Podcast, Michael McNamara espouses a pet theory, the guys talk about LeBron and the playoffs, and discuss in general what might actually be Parity in the NBA.  For those who spend a lot of money.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 34: Looking Forward

2011-05-05
Length: 1s

Ryan and Michael talk about the roster, what players should or shouldn't stick around, how to handle West and Landry, express their hopes for the team, and Ryan goes all downer and almost makes Michael want to cry.

Really.

Enjoy!

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In the NO Episode 33: Breaking out the Red Ink

2011-05-03
Length: 1s

In part 1 of their Season Review Podcast, Michael and Ryan talk the last two games of the series and then review the players play over the course of the season, discuss their futures with the team, and break out the red ink to give grades to each of them.

You will enjoy this episode, or we'll give you an "F".

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In the NO Podcast Episode 32: Wonky!

2011-04-25
Length: 50s

Michael and Ryan talk about how wonky this first round matchup has been.  Freakishly, Awesomely Wonky.  We also play "Exposed, Acceptable."

Enjoy the Podcast, hopefully as much as you enjoyed game 4.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 31: Interview with the Land O Lakers

2011-04-18
Length: 44s

In a special edition of the In the NO Podcast, Ryan and Michael are joined by Andy Kamenetsky of the Land O Lakers blog at ESPNLA.  Andy answers questions about Gasol, the Lakers bench, Trevor Ariza, and how confident the Lakers fans are that they will still win this series.  Good times.

Enjoy!

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In the NO Episode 30: Chris Paul will eat your Soul

2011-04-17
Length: 59s

Michael and Ryan dissect the Hornets win over the Lakers in Los Angeles.  They are probably smug, insufferable, and you really want to listen and feel good about your team.

Woooooo!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 29: It takes Collusion

2011-04-10
Length: 58s

In a special In the NO podcast, the guys are joined by special guest Scott Carter-Eldred, the Grand Prize winner from the Hornets247 Donation's Drive.  He proves to be fun, exciting, and completely and totally wrong about one thing, but it brings down a champ!  Collusion!

As usual, we talk about the week that was, the week that is coming, the playoff seeding, Quincy Pondexter, the David West contract situation, and who the Hornets should target this off-season.

Lots of good stuff.  Enjoy!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 28: The missing Lollipops and Rainbows

2011-04-04
Length: 40s

In today's Podcast, Michael and Ryan talk about last week, the upcoming week, Ryan throws out some fancy advanced stats, and Michel wishes he was as cool as Ryan and also armed with advanced stats.


Really.  That's exactly how it went down.  Listen if you don't believe me.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 27: Ain't no Power moving Forward

2011-03-28
Length: 49s

Michael and Ryan talk about the wild last week, they myriad of impacts caused by David West's injury, take questions via twitter, and then preview the week ahead.

 

Enjoy!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 26: Dallas is our Density

2011-03-20
Length: 43s

I mean . . . our Destiny . . .

Ryan and Michael talk about the games we saw, predict the games we'll see, talk prizes from the Donation Drive, and answer a reader's question sent to us via Twitter.  Go Tweeps, send us more!

Enjoy!

 

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In the NO Podcast Episode 25: Thanks

2011-03-15
Length: 50s

In the Silver Anniversary Episode of "In the NO" Ryan and Michael talk about a pretty exciting week of Hornets basketball, take some questions via Twitter about the Hornets, thank  those of you who have donated, (Thanks!) and then talk about the week ahead while speculating on Playoff seeding.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 24: Chatting with an Abbott

2011-03-10
Length: 1s

On today's super-special Podcast episode, we bring on ESPN Truehoop Founder Henry Abbott to talk about all kinds of things.  In fact, the podcast goes on for an hour and a half, but it's pretty fantastic.

Anyways, we talk about Contraction threats and if they have teeth, commiserate with Henry about Brandon Roy and see if there's anything to learn there when it comes to extending Paul.  We then move on to talk about "love of the game", the Sloan Conference, McNamara loses again when he tries to refute stats and rely on the Eye test, and lastly, we talk about how the Western Conference will shake out and which teams are dangerous.  McNamara is wrong there too.  It's a fun an intelligent conversation, mostly because there's much less of me.

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In the NO Podcst Episdoe 23: Neckbraces are never fun

2011-03-06
Length: 41s

Ryan and Michael break down the 2-2 mini-rollercoaster week, talk about Paul's injury against Cleveland, and then look ahead to the three games coming up.  Enjoy!

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In the NO Podcast Episode 22: Bar Vultures

2011-02-28
Length: 33s

In part two of the Podcast recorded Sunday Night, we talk about the three games from last week, the four upcoming games this week, and talk about the New York, New Jersey, Denver threesome and the bar vulture that is Utah.

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In the NO Podcas Episode 21: Trade Fallout

2011-02-27
Length: 33s

In Part 1 of the Podcast, Michael and Ryan talk about the Thornton-Landry trade and then break down all the other trades that hit the Western Conference and what they mean for the Hornets.  Enjoy!

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In the NO Episode 20: Fat Lawyers and Bubblewrap

2011-02-22
Length: 25s

You'll have to listen to the podcast to get the title reference.  We talk about the games leading up to the All-Star Break, the All-Star weekend itself, the Jack DUI, Stern on the viability of New Orleans as a Market, and look forward to the games that are happening this week.

That's right, there are games happening, people!  Games!

 

Enjoy!

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In the NO Episode 19: Trade Deadline Chatter

2011-02-21
Length: 32s

In this clipping from the Podcast we recorded Monday night, we talk about trades!  Trade rumors, trade needs, etc.  If you don't like trades, you won't like this podcast.  Enjoy.

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In the NO Episode 18: All CP3 and the Knee

2011-02-14
Length: 37s

Okay, maybe it's not all CP3 and his bad knee, but it's a good portion of the podcast.  We also talk about the upcoming Portland game, Hack a Howard, and the All-Star game.  Sorry it's a day late!  Enjoy!

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In the NO Episode 17: 1-2 and Feeling Groovy

2011-02-06
Length: 46s

Sporting a brand new intro we hope you like, the Podcast returns and Michael talk about the past week and surprisingly feel pretty good about it.  Then they talk about the upcoming games, and surprisingly feel pretty good about that too.  So we hope you're feeling pretty good as well.

Let us know what you think about the Intro!  Sorry about the picture.  Sometimes the muse fails and Star Wars must take it's place.

 

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In the NO Episode 16: Oh Boy

2011-01-31
Length: 25s

Michael and Ryan talk about the past week, Thornton (as usual), worry about the second run turning into a second slide, and look ahead to a couple tough games up ahead.  Runtime is about 25 minutes.

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In the NO Episode 15: Referees, You can't Live with Em

2011-01-30
Length: 37s

Michael and Ryan record this podcast while watching the Hornets-Sun 4th quarter live.  Load up your DVR and watch along.  Or, if you don't have it on tape, feel free to skip to the next episode, which will be like our usual ones.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 14: Fear the Ostrich

2011-01-23
Length: 41s

Ryan and Michael talk about the 8-0 streak, Emeka Okafor and whether he's worthy of an All-Star nod, what weaknesses we do still see for this team, plus Ryan talks about D&amp;D and find out that Michael would rather fight a Grizzly Bear than an Ostrich. Yes, Michael may be an idiot.

 

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In the NO Podcast Episode 13: Mid-Season Review

2011-01-19
Length: 33s

Ryan and Michael revisit their pre-season predictions and make new ones.  They also look over the Western Conference and talk about playoff matchups.

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In the NO Podcast Episode 12: Let's get Physical

2011-01-16
Length: 1s

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In the NO Podcast Episode 11: Team Crazy

2011-01-13
Length: 30s

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In the NO Podcast Episode 10: Not Trying

2011-01-11
Length: 23s

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In the NO Podcast, Episode 9: Broken Wing

2011-01-06
Length: 46s

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In the NO: The Return of the King and the Debut of the Queen

2010-12-19
Length: 28s

Michael McNamara and Sarah Lorwa take a look at the Hornets up and dow week, reader questions, and grown men wearing jerseys.

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In the NO Podcast: Episode 8

2010-12-12
Length: 49s

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In the NO: Episode 7

2010-12-06
Length: 34s

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Hornets247 Podcast: Episode 6 - In the NO?

2010-11-29
Length: 35s

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Hornets247.com Podcast: Episode 5

2010-11-21
Length: 21s

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Hornets247 Podcast: Episode 4

2010-11-15
Length: 22s

The Hornets just keep winning.

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Hornets247 Podcast: Episode 3

2010-11-08
Length: 26s

In this episode Ryan Schwan and Michael McNamara unveil the Numbers game, talk the guard rotation, speculate on a Peja/Thornton trade, and weigh in on whether they think the Hornets are of championship quality right now.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roullez!

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Hornets247.com Podcast: Episode 2

2010-11-01
Length: 23s

The second installment of the Hornets247 podcast.  Ryan Schwan and Michael McNamara talk about the Hornets 3-0 start, things that concern them, the Jarryd Bayless trade, and Marcus Thornton.

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Hornets247.com Podcast: Episode 1

2010-10-24
Length: 33s

The First Episode of the Hornest247.com new Podcast series.

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In the NO covers the New Orleans Pelicans and NBA Basketball in general, including news, analysis, and rumors on and off the court. Hosts Ryan Schwan and Michael McNamara represent ESPN Truehoop Blog Bourbon Street Shots.

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