David West's injury may be less an issue than it would seem. He's never been a leaper or particularly mobile. He sets up, shoots from midrange, and boards on occasion. Those contributions are less likely to suffer from the type of injury he got. However, his game depends on the constant feeds in the Hornet's slow half court offense. And he is accustomed to getting lots of touches (to the detriment of the team's flow and attack). If the Hornets go away from that routine, West won't be happy. Interesting discussion overall. Concerning Marco: He is a creative player who has been limited by his role on this team. He's not a rebounder, true, but that's partly due to the fact that he's asked to get back on defense, and he does. He's a very clever passer, but on this team, the offense is initiated solely by Chris Paul. Everyone MUST defer to Chris Paul on every possession. That really slows the game down and limits Marco's offensive effectiveness as more than a scorer. And, as Monty Williams, new Warriors' coach Mark Jackson, and others have noted: Marco is a much better defender than given credit for. And let's not forget he's got a positive approach to the team, the city, and the fans. A great disappointment last year was Monty's rigid plan to pull Marco out no matter how well he was playing six or seven minutes into the first quarter. He's far more effective when given extended playing time at the beginning of the game. Rocky!
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In the NO Podcast Episode 40: Competing General Managers
Jason Calmes hosts as Ryan and Michael compete at being the World’s Greatest 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?
Also on slate this week for our the NBA is back Podcasting Extravaganza:
Mon– Discuss new CBA
Wed– A look at the Hornets free agents
Thurs– The entire free agent market and possible trades
Friday– Non-stop CP3 talk
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Ryan ( I think anyway ) totally undervaluing Willie Green , you think we can't replace a guy like Marco but Greens not worth his punitive contract . Gotta bring Willie back every good basketball team on every level has Willie Green's .
Guys the audio was way rougher today than it was in the past two days. Still love the information. Great work.
I would rebrand the franchise chage the team name and colors,Call this team the New Orleans Surge team colors Black,Saints Gold and Dark Blue.Have pre-game shows and halftime shows thats not corny.