In the NO Podcast Episode 97: Red Hot Shooting
Michael and I break down the OKC and Milwaukee games, lament the horrible turnover and perimeter shooting issues, address the rage directed at Austin Rivers, and then preview the games against New York and the Indiana Pacers. That’s a pair of teams that look very different this year.
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Once Eric Gordon was going to have an extended stay on the sidelines or out of state rehab, I wasn't expecting the Hornets to win enough to kept them in the playoff hunt because we don't have a closer. There is no need to make changes at this stage as it is evident that by the time Gordon returns from injury we will likely be cemented the bottom 3 of the West conference. Austin Rivers needs time to grow and learn the game in the NBA, his work ethic will see him improve over this season but not drastically, lets remember his current role has been forced on him with Gordon's injury. He would have been playing a combo guard role off the bench otherwise which would have let him ease somewhat into his role on the team. On our Front court, i think its the best the Franchise has had in along time, certainly since the franchise moved to New Orleans. Love what Anthony Davis is doing, especially taking on leader role on offense down the stretch in the 2nd half of the Bobcats game and recently the bucks game.
Why do teams draft shrimpy teenagers in the first round? AR should have stayed in college (or gone to the D-League if he wanted to make money) for a couple of years.
While I agree that it's frustrating to see us not identifying shooters, I think the problem starts w/ our awful guard D. Yeah, I don't want our guys helping off of shooters, but do we have a choice?
like i always said....and i will say it again...i believe in austin rivers....the guy can ball....just watch out.....
Michael, you gotta stop being so negative and acting as though we have no shot at reaching the playoffs. While I agree with you and think people who are writing off Austin at this point are ignorant I still believe in Eric Gordon and the difference he would make if playing for this team. The fact that Eric Gordon fills so many weaknesses on this team is astounding. At the end of the day, Geaux Hornets and Pray for Eric Gordon's Knees, positive vibes! Great podcast as usual.
Hey, Ryan and I have the same most-hated NBA player! Westbrook's expressions/pouting/demeanor annoy me incredibly.