In the NO Podcast Episode 60: Get Tossed like Smith

Published: March 26, 2012

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.

Ladies, how you doin?

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  1. George

    March 26, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I have actually heard that lower back pain and problems have been linked to unequal leg lengths but they could also put a bit of rubber foam into the running shoe of Sullingers shorter leg to even it out. Also Hoopshype reported that the Hornets offered Ariza, Landry and Kaman to the Wizards for Lewis, McGee, and a future 2nd rounder and the deal almost went through but the Wizards liked Denvers offer better.

    • Jason Calmes

      March 26, 2012 at 7:41 am

      This is true about the link. A little accommodation as you suggest goes a long way. I’m not sure if an athlete requires better materials with better design to get better longevity and repeatability, or if a different accomodation is necessary.

    • Michael McNamara

      March 26, 2012 at 7:44 am

      You are right, in most cases, but what I was told is that the difference is so large in the case of Oden and Sullinger, that orthodics can not fix the problem.

      As for the trade offer, I tweeted all the way back in late January that the Hornets and Wizards were discussing Okafor and Kaman for Lewis and McGee. Wizards countered, Hornets recountered, etc. etc. and this is what both teams settled on, but then Denver came through with something Wiz liked better. So it goes.

  2. nolahog

    March 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

    That’s funny that you guys noticed Vasquez at the end of that Jason Smith collision. I think he was pointing in our direction to indicate that the ball simply went out of bounds (no foul) and the ball would go to us. Equally hysterical to your interpretation.

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