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In the NO Podcast Episode 114: Lux Tax and Stepping on their Throat

Published: January 20, 2013

Michael and I talk about the Golden State game and his desire to see the Hornets step on the throat of their enemies, grind them into the dust, and revel in the resulting tears and agony. Then we talk about Davis’s big game, the improving Aminu, and shockingly get to talk about Rivers using adjectives other than terrible, awful, and revolting. Then we answer a listener’s question about the Luxury Tax and this teams flexibility, which inevitably leads to trade talk that involves Josh Smith, Ersan Ilyasova, Wilson Chandler and Rudy. Of course.

We wrap up by previewing Sacramento’s unbalanced roster and the exciting (damnit!) San Antonio Spurs.

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  1. 504ever

    January 20, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Love the MVP and Most Improved Player(over 2011-12) questions. My votes? The Ez Bothers: MVP=Vasquez and MIP=Lopez!

  2. UptownFuz504

    January 21, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I love how McNamara praises Rivers’ mediocrity but poo-poos Aminu’s contribution. If you’re not Rivers, Anderson, or Smith, you get killed on this podcast.

    • Jason Calmes

      January 21, 2013 at 8:58 am

      Did you even listen?

      There is a ton of Aminu praise and some discussion of Smith’s poor game.

      • Michael McNamara

        January 21, 2013 at 9:15 am

        I have learned through 114 podcasts that people hear what they wanna hear. It’s okay.

        For the record, if reading is easier than listening:

        Love Aminu as of late, but he is a rebounder and defender. If you are expecting him to become an offensive threat, you are just setting yourself up for disappointment. Appreciate what he does well, because it is way more than we were getting from the SF position a month ago.

        Per Rivers- he has a long way to go, but I am happy Monty finally is giving him minutes where he belongs- at backup PG. He is not a SG at this point in his career and he was miscast next to Roberts.

  3. RonJohn

    January 22, 2013 at 8:21 am

  4. Nate

    January 22, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Crush your enemies. See them driven before you.

    • Ryan Schwan

      January 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      And hear the lamentations of their women? Quoting Conan or Temujin?

  5. Will

    January 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I agree with the statement that Monty gets conservative when we have the lead; it annoys me to see us fight for a small lead then milk clock with isolation calls. Inevitably, we don’t score and let the opponent get back into the game. I don’t understand why coaches stop doing what is working to try to waste time; the plays have obviously worked for most of the game, why deviate from them? Anyway, like his players, Monty is young and will improve but it’s frustrating now.

    • RonJohn

      January 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      (Coach) gets conservative when we have the lead

      Gee, where have Saints fans ever seen that before??? 🙁

  6. AD23forMVP

    January 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Ilyasova is mentioned in this podcast, thought it was interesting that over the past two games he has 49 points on 28 shots with 7:30 left in the fourth tonight.

    • Michael McNamara

      January 22, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      And that is the Schwan reverse jinx in full effect. Never fails

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