Hornets247 Podcast: Episode 5
Jarrett Jack is ready to listen.Â Just look at him sitting there with his popcorn.Â Are you ready?Â You should be.Â The runtime ofÂ episode is about 20 minutes as Ryan Schwan and Michael McNamara talk about the big trade, reminisce a little about Peja, and talk about what they saw over the past week of Hornets basketball.
Tell us what we got wrong and got right!
what number is jack gonna rock? he was 3 at georgia tech and has been 1 so far in the nba and obviously neither of those numbers work
And am I the only one who accidentally refers to him as Jack Jarrett more often than the other way around?
Jarrett Jack was brought to Toronto because he was "best friends" with Chris Bosh. The idea was that Bosh would stick around with Jack on the team. Worked out really well. Jack has skills and to the casual fan he can look good. But what's winning for the Hornets is blend, chemistry, complementary talents. Jack will look to drive and finish more than kick out. He's a much better finisher than Bayless, but the tendency are remarkably similar. That's why Toronto fans say they think they got equal value in Bayless. They are wrong, but I see why they say that. Andris Biedrins gets mentioned by you guys as a possible pickup for the Hornets. As a season ticket holder at GS, I've watched Andris from the time he came into the league at age 17. He is a very nice complementary player, a tremendous rebounder, and a terrific teammate. He was really good friends with Marco Belinelli when they both played at GS. If the Hornets pryed him away from GS that would be a good move, but he's not going to give NO much more than Okafur. He's certainly not the "banger" you guys want...somebody like Gortat. As for Rony Turiaf, who was also at GS of course, he'd do some of what you say (except rebound). But the problem is his knee. Rony has a chronic knee problem. He was out many games at GS and has already missed games in NY. In theory he'd be great, but the physical reality is very problematic. Enjoyed the podcast.
Also, please, be honest: how long did it take you to find that picture for the podcast? Or is your regular desktop picture? It's fantastic.
Good one. Until proven otherwise, my feeling is that we are fine at the 1 and 2 for now and would be willing to improve the bench from 3 to 5 (a complement is needed to Smith, not a replacement for him), and that maybe we'd take an upgrade at the 3 and 5. Maybe our new Australian will be a part of that, maybe not, but that's where I'm looking. Also, I have a more general question: Why is the Hornets community largely happy with Jack coming here in itself, whether they like the means to get him here or not, when he was not mentioned at all as a target? Are we that poorly calibrated? This isn't a surprise move where Smith is better than believed by us or whatnot; people agree he's a solid backup 2 (07-08-Pargo?). So why did we miss?
I love the suggestion in the podcast -- Ronny Turiaf (whom I've been following in my fantasy league). He had a small injury that kept him day-to-day earlier in the season, but boy is he a bruiser. He's averaging a few blocks a game and some good boards -- he's also got a decent number of assists. He'd be great with Smith, and he'd also be a good compliment to Anderson if he's as soft as "Fairy Floss" as everyone seems to say.
As a Raps fan, I won't miss Jack too much. He has been a career backup and he was never that spectacular. I will miss David Anderson, though. He showed that he can really play. Jarryd Bayless will be an Allstar--I guarantee u. As for Peja, I know just as well as anyone else that he is at TO for his expiring contract. i hope he does not take too many minutes from Linus kleiza or Sonny Weems.
Would any Australians be able to help me out in finding free radio streams of Hornets games on the internet because we are lucky to have one hornets game every few months months aired over here on television and I am getting bored of following the games by play-by-play and boxscores
There's a New Orleans radio station that broadcasts the Hornets' games. What's on the air streams live on it's website for free -- www.oldschool1067.com. There's a big "listen live" button. They also carry 30-45 minutes of post-game analysis...my favorite part of which is the post-game interview with Coach.
atdhe.net is a great website but was giving me problems last night so if it's not working for you at anytime, http://www.firstrow.net/sports/basketball.html is a great second option.
You can usually see a stream via http://atdhe.net/index.html. Don't know about radio. I did listern to one on radio but can'r remember where this was
It will be interesting to see how Andersen works with Smith. I think that what you have is another version of Smith with Andersen with probably a better range of shot but without the hussle and hunger that Smith obviously has currently. I still think that you need more of a spark off the bench in terms of rebounding, blocking and transition (though Hornets are not playing this type of game currently). Pops can produce this, he hasn't so far, but I think that once he has paid the price for the Jersey pull he deserves to get minutes. You all saw what he could do with minutes in pre season. 2 here and 2 there are no good for Hornets or Pops.
I hope jack will not take many marco minutes, he needs confidence to play at his potential, and starting again playing 20 minutes a game will kill his confidence.
"Except for Jason Kidd, because who would want him to stay at their house." LMAO Peja, You'll be missed. Another good podcast, who did you say sings this music? Im really starting to like it. An interesting note: in Australia we call cotton candy, fairy floss. Although it doesn't really mean anything its just something I picked up when you said others describe David Anderson as being as soft as cotton candy.
I read Toronto's blog to see what they had to say about the trade and they seem to buy into this idea that Bayless is destined to be a prolific scorer in the league. Bayless is talented, but entirely too sporadic. Yeah he can get into the paint, but he seems to rarely finish. I watched him play a couple times for Portland and was really excited when we picked him up after witnessing his quickness and seemingly fearless ability to take it to the rack. But after watching him play with the Hornets this season, I think he would have fit last years Hornets team without Chris Paul, where maybe he would have been able to shine given solid minutes and the ball in his hands. Much like my man, and please God, I know sometimes he struggles on D, but oh baby what a sweet shot, Marcus "Straight Buckets" Thorton. With that being said I hope for all Hornets fans to join me in a much deserved toast dignifying Monty Williams' coaching and Dell Demps' ability to literally steal players from other teams. AND...I thought I'd never say this...but salud to the Raptors' organization for allowing, OUR team, the New Orleans Hornets, to be a much more efficient, focused, no-nonsense unit with the addition of Marco Bellinelli, so far, and Jarret Jack to come. He just fits. Bulldog defense, good attitude, ready to work, perfect compliment to Paul. Hornets fans, we're in for an exciting season.