In the NO Podcast Episode 117: Anthony Davis and a Vintage Hornets Draft

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Published: February 4, 2013
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Michael and I were so disgusted by the last two games we only spend a brief amount of time talking about them before playing a Vintage Hornets Draft game, where we each select a team of classic Hornets and let them go head to head for your votes. Then, we do a whole bit evaluating Anthony Davis so far, take a couple calls about Nerlens Noel, Jerome Dyson/Brian Roberts and then, for the umpteenth millionth time, mock Phoenix – a team with a better record than ours.

The teams we selected, as well as a poll, can be seen below

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Team Michael Year PPG RPG APG
Chris Paul 2008-09

22.8

5.5

11

Kendall Gill 91-92

20.5

5.1

4.2

Jamal Mashburn 2002-2003

21.6

6.1

5.6

Ryan Anderson 2012-2013

16.9

6.5

1.2

Alonzo Mourning 93-94

21.5

10.2

1.4

Bench
Anthony Mason 1996-97

16.2

11.4

5.7

Dell Curry 93-94

16.3

3.2

2.7

Peja Stojakovic 2007-2008

16.4

4.3

1.2

Baron Davis 2001-2002

18.1

4.3

8.5

Elden Campbell 2001-2002

13.9

6.9

1.3

 

Team Ryan Year PPG RPG APG
Muggsy Bogues 94-95

11.1

3.3

8.7

Eddie Jones 1999-2000

20.1

4.8

4.2

Glen Rice 96-97

26.8

4

2

Larry Johnson 95-96

20.5

8.4

4.4

T. Chandler 2007-2008

11.8

11.7

1

Bench
David West 2007-2008

20.6

8.9

2.3

Hersey Hawkins 94-95

14.3

3.8

3.2

PJ Brown 2002-2003

10.7

9

1.9

David Wesley 2000-2001

17.2

2.7

4.4

Marcus Thornton 2009-10

14.5

2.9

1.6

11 comments
NOH Domination
NOH Domination

Larry Johnson and David West would absolutely abuse Anderson and Mason, but I have to pick the team with Peja and Curry

NOH Domination
NOH Domination

Although Glen Rice was my favorite Hornet growing up...

biasvasospasm
biasvasospasm

All of the point forwards? All of the point forwards. I like Michael's team, but I don't know he much of this is because the distance between 1 and 2 in Hornets vintages is enormous. OT, but Michael--what do you think of Victor Oladipo? He's an athletic freak posting an unbelievable statistical season and playing unbelievable defense. He was the best player on the court in that UM Indiana game. Do you think he starts getting 1st half of lottery discussion, and do you think he can guard the 3?

Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

I know Oladipo's stock is soaring right now, but I expect it to come back down to Earth and him to go between 12 and 20. Ironically, we are talking about old Hornets in this podcast and the player he reminds me of most is the late, great Bobby Phills. I think he can be a fantastic defensive prospect but he won't ever become a big-time scorer in the NBA. Will max out at 12-15 ppg range. Fringe starter/fantastic backup type of player. Sure he can guard some SF's in this league, but in a conference where you are going to have to go through Durant, I dont see him as a legit option there, though he could possibly shut down Westbrook. Unfortunately he has no chance of playing the point. Basically, unless the Hornets trade Gordon or move down significantly in the draft, I can't see him as part of our future. Still, he is a really fun guy to watch

biasvasospasm
biasvasospasm

Thanks. I've only watched a few Indiana games this year, but I believe his defensive potential is crazy. If you strongly believed you're getting a more offensively efficient Tony Allen, and obviously no rookie will do that immediately, where do you draft that guy? If Avery Bradley was drafted with what we know now, where does he go? Guard defense is classically undervalued, but I think he could be a good investment if we end up later in the lottery, because our perimeter defense has been a major weakness.

JayDogon
JayDogon

Ok, I'll draft my starting 5 now based off of what you guys have left me. 1)PG Dan "DA MAN" Dickau '04-'05 PPG: 13.2 APG: 5.2 with ONLY 2.1 Turnovers per game.... It's so sad that we replaced this guy with that CP3 guy smh 2)SG Xavier "Please Pronounce My Name Right" Henry '12-'13 PPG: 3.9 while shooting 44% from the field and 50% from 3 so "TAKE THAT, TAKE THAT!" *P.Diddy voice* 3) This is a tough one because we have such a RICH history of turrible Small Forwards with the likes of James "Missing Piece" Posey and JUJU himself! But I have to go with none other than.... SF Lee "Nailed On" Nailon from the same '04-'05 season as Dan DA MAN Dickau (We had not 1 but 2 All Stars that year!) PPG: 14.2 RPG: 4.4 and an outstanding 1.6 APG which are cancelled by his equal 1.6 Turnovers per game. PERFECT! 4)PF Ryan "The ORIGINAL White Mamba" Bowen '08-'09 PPG: 2.2 RPG: 1.1 I know he's more of a SF but I see SO much potential in that 1.1 RPG and he'll be the best stretch 4 named Ryan in Hornets history EASILY! 5) This was also a tough choice between Robert "Tractor" Traylor, Jamaal "Wait, I was an All Star? ..You sure???" Magloire, and the immortal Aaron "Gray Matters" Gray... C Jerome "MOSQUITO" Moiso '02-'03 PPG: 4.0 RPG: 3.5 BPG: 0.9 At the end of the day this guys athletic potential plus the fact that he was French (of course that's perfect for our city) and he was from UCLA so he had that connection with B.Diddy! So that's my starting 5 and I have to say I'm kinda disappointed that Micheal and Ryan even left me with such great options. You guys need to buff up on your Hornets history.

Hank
Hank

Big Sexy Sean Marks would have looked good on that team

Snow
Snow

I think JayDogon should be in the voting

juff
juff

really enjoyed this edition!!! finally Muggsy and bunch gettin some respect! i wonder who would win Charlotte Hornets Allstars against New Orleans Hornets Allstars.

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