In the NO Podcast Episode 91: Western Conference Contenders

Published: October 29, 2012

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. How do we see it shaking out?

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  1. StefanC

    October 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Is this considered the second podcast of the Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday trio or the first?

    • Jason Calmes

      October 29, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      90, 91, 92. That’s the trio.

  2. Michael McNamara

    October 29, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    2nd. One more coming on late Tues/early Wed with Spurs writer to preview Wednesday nights opener

    Side note: My voice is gone. Gotta get in podcast shape if I am going to do these twice a week

  3. Tony Charles

    October 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I don’t agree at all with trading Gordon for anybody. Hes untouchable in my view.

  4. Mike P

    October 30, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I think part of the reason the simple ratings on Griffin/Paul are so good is that their bench was so horrendous last year. That said, they are incredible players. Just wanted to note that.

    Ty Lawson for Gordon would be a dream. Wouldn’t do it if Gordon was healthy though

    On another note, I think Enes Kanter is going to be an absolute stud. Now that we have some flexibility, I am just waiting for Dell to swoop in and steal a productive player.

  5. Ron

    October 30, 2012 at 2:18 am

    A bunch of comments (some minor):

    The phrase is “organic growth”, not “internal growth”.

    To all the tank conspirators: if the Bees’ front office was “hinting” that EG sit so as to tank, then why did he sit out all preseason?

    Mark Cuban, thy name is Hubris.

    Is the Chris Paul “aura” actually the problem (either management fear of him or his posse’s influence on him)?

    CP3’s return is unrealistic because “you can’t — don’t — go home again”.

    Trade for an immature head case like Dwight Howard?? No matter how good he is, not a fscking chance!!!

  6. Cmac

    October 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I have been saying it all along. The absolute best trade I believe that they could have made would have been Trading Westbrook to Boston for Rondo. This team doesn’t need westbrook’s scoring if you have a better facilitator and I think thats a trade that Boston might have bit on with the right cap fillers coming back to OKC. But to speak to the present, OKC made out like fat rats still!!!! Has anyone seen Perry Jones III play??????? He may be a star in the making and was picked in the 20’s…..The rich just got richer people…you’ll see tonight.

  7. StefanC

    October 30, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    If Ryan had a Twitter, #PooPooPlatter would be a hashtag all over his page.

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