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In the NO Podcast Episode 26: Dallas is our Density . . .

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Published: March 20, 2011

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!

32 comments
champsworld504
champsworld504

carl landry is david west lite? david west is LAZY! When he's on the court our offense is like watching paint dry. landry makes thing happen, dives on the floor and hustles. west shoots jumpers....

coach44
coach44

Does anybody know about Landry's injury? Are they just going to stitch him back up and put him back out there? I think if it was up to him he would play while gushing blood. Maybe I'll see him tonight and I can ask him myself.

James Online
James Online

Glad to see Trevor Ariza is being properly interpreted. Just look at his year by year stats. This guy is worth how much? I know he's friends with CP3 (who isn't?), but Paul's constant feeding Trevor for the corner clankers is killing the Bees. Boston announcers kept saying, "don't guard Ariza, encourage him to shoot." Trevor's best contributions are the slashes across the lane and clever put backs. He's a sixth man in a starter's role. Guess Monty will suffer anything on the offensive end to get his defense. Is that trade-off really working? The Hornets really do play good defense overall, and the focus and committment are there. Watching Golden State and the Hornets' games as I do is an amazing study in contrasts. I give Monty credit for that, as you guys point out. Where the Bees have to improve is diversifying the offense and speeding it up. CP3, great as he is, is a fast-break killer if there ever was one. He ALWAYS slows things down, to a fault. Ariza and Marco both like to get out and run. Take advantage of that talent. Move the ball early!! Can't wait to get out there for Portland and Memphis.

paul
paul

I think, and you can correct me..but the great teams are slow offense teams. Sure, throughout the year, fast games get wins and highlights...but championships and teams with deep playoff wins are slow offensive run teams. Fast defense...slow offense.

paul
paul

see, then we must be talking about two different things. There's the fast break, then the fast offense. I thought fast offense was referred to above. I agree on the break out ability. But pretty sure the tea can do this, and has. Maybe it's just that they don't look to the break out run as often as they should. This comes from back court steals and odd rebounds, really.

James Online
James Online

Good defensive teams and teams that value every offensive possession do best, not just in the playoffs. But those teams get even better when they take advantage of obvious fast break opportunities, not as something they depend on routinely, but when approrpriate. The Hornets don't do that, and it costs them. Paul makes such a point (!) out of running the show, it can bog them down.

OnPointLikeCP3
OnPointLikeCP3

My computer isn't showing videos and I can't update the Flash Player. Since I can't watch the vids I'd like to know the winners of the contest. Thanks guys, and great work as always.

Okithor
Okithor

I have a garage full of Gortat memorabillia that will not move now. Thanks a lot McNamara!!!

JCS
JCS

Good job Mac Ryan. Keep those podcasts coming.

paul
paul

Get your anti-ref and anti NBA complaints ready. If Monty continues with his small ball mentality, it's all over. Tried to tell this for the whole year. IF Monty does NOT trust Gray with 10 minutes of ball, it done. I am glad Landry is fiding minutes because we are going to need every ounce of his inside strength. But it ain't enough. Okafor isn't enough. You think Boston was rough and fouling inside? Well, get ready cause it's big boy time in the playoffs. There are more fouls and tough plays allowed in the playoffs than ever alloed in season games. And IF Gray ain't ready and feeling trusted, start calling out the refs for poor calls. Totally confused! Gray had good games and then against the rough and tough inside game from Boston..he sits!????? Monty, you're killing me.

OnPointLikeCP3
OnPointLikeCP3

I have a feeling this is ppellico from At The Hive. Now you're starting in on H247? Lol.

paul
paul

when I first started replying here, I typed my name and email... Didn't understand it would be my handle. If you want, I will just start being ppellico. Or even PaulPellico. Doesn't matter to me. Rohan even replies back addressing me as Paul, so I thought it was clear.

paul
paul

Always have been here. If I was misleading on the name, very sorry. I never tried to be two different people. It's hard enough being one.... I just sort of thought everybody knew the two were the same. Who the hell else is so narrow-minded and short of thought?

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

Just finished the podcast at work only got like 30 mins of it last night but that ogre joke from schwanny brutal.....lol that was terrible i was cringing. i like the police from the 80's joke though finally understood why you had a picture of that goon sting. Well done, im 3-0 hornets beat suns, jazz and lakers mark my words.

42
42

Now look here: everyone knows I crack the worst jokes. I had quantum mechanics wisecracks and general relativity humor less than a month apart.

cro_CP3
cro_CP3

Really great read, IMO we go 2 and 1 this week...

cro_CP3
cro_CP3

I meant great podcast lol, sorry...

NolaHog
NolaHog

I was at the game so I didn't hear the "Mother's Day" comment about Delonte West. That's really funny. Almost as funny as the image of the kid who thinks Gortat is a basketball god.

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

LOL agreed. Gil is the man, my favorite sports announcer of all time. He says some classic stuff regularly

42
42

Gil is awesome.

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

Not sure y it stuck with me but one game bob was talking about how David West kept doing the same thing or was letting the other team know what he was gonna do and was succesful anyways. and Gil was like "david says I'm not gonna fool ya, im just gonna school ya" i say that a lot when i play ball (even though i school no one)

42
42

I had the same thought when Rondo went down. Things were going so well for us with Skid Mark running the show. I prefer to not have to deal wiyh Delonte West. I'm sure the feeling is mutual.

Gec
Gec

i hope we are going to end 8TH, so we don't get the lakers untill the WCF eventually.. I Agree with MMN abuot the lakers

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

id rather get the lakers before they reach playoff mode. We might be able to catch them early if we see them in the first round, lakers play twice as hard in the playoffs and i could see them underestimating us big time early on. We see them later down the road they are in their playoff groove playing hard bball and if we reach them they know we are ballin and wont take us lightly. Spurs are gonna be the same team if we see them today tmw or i in the wfc theres nothing you can do about that. I just dont want to play the thunder

42
42

Nice title. Does this make you Darth Vader from the planet Vulcan?

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

Now for the airing of grievances: i have a lot of problems with the stuff said on this podcast. But nah not really only complaint is you gonna call Landry diddles light no way man. I just dont see it. Btw thanks for the Diddles jersey woooooo!

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

just so yall know if you ever get your seat puked on call the hornets. I got floor seats to an upcoming game cuz some cat puked all over back of my seat at the kings game

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

Floor seats fell through cuz of the only date i was available. but i get to go to the warm up instead and got club seats as well. So equally bad ace

Stefan
Stefan

I know what you should do! Every game just have a friend puke on your seat and then you puke on theirs in return. This means floor seats for the BOTH of you! You can thank me later.

42
42

That is awesome. Overall. The puking bit, taken alone, is sub-awesome.

Stefan
Stefan

My (NBA) life would be so dull without this site. Great job once again.

Dontae
Dontae

I want the Spurs in the first round.