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Author archive for Richie Randall

  • Rockets Deflate the Hornets With Barrage of 3s

    By Richie Randall on October 27, 2017
    Charlotte lost their first home game of the season, 109-93, to James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Even without Chris Paul, Houston’s firepower was too much for the shorthanded Hornets.   To begin the game, Dwight Howard came out with tons of energy in front of the Spectrum Center crowd. He kept the fans in it with offensive rebounds, blocks, […]
  • Week 1 Preview: Starting The Season Off Right

    By Richie Randall on October 18, 2017
    The rejuvenated 2017-18 Hornets look to open the first week of real basketball off right. After missing out on the playoffs in the 2016-17 campaign, the Hornets re-tooled this offseason in hopes of bringing post-season basketball to Charlotte.   Rich Cho made decisions this offseason to help correct the downfalls that plagued this team. Late-game execution, lack of shooting, and […]
  • ’17-’18 Player Forecast: Kemba Walker

    By Richie Randall on September 25, 2017
    Position: Point Guard   Height: 6’1’’   Weight: 184 pounds Kemba Walker, who’s under contract for the next two seasons at $12 million a year, is Charlotte’s most valuable player. You could even make the argument that he’s the best contract in all the NBA — Walker is the 104th highest-paid player. The 27-year old is coming off a career-year […]
  • Buzz Beat Ep. 36: Unlocking a New Dimension with MKG and DH12

    By Richie Randall on September 18, 2017
    In Episode 36 of Buzz Beat, Spencer, Richie and Brian discuss the injury to MCW and how that will affect the rotational minutes. With Monk’s status for the beginning of the season also in question, this conversation needed to be had. The three also discuss Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and what he can offer this year with Dwight Howard. Could we see […]
  • ’17-’18 Player Forecast: Marvin Williams

    By Richie Randall on August 28, 2017
    Player Forecast on Marvin Williams Position: Power Forward   Height: 6′ 9″   Weight: 237 pounds   Reasons for Optimism:   Despite not converting on as many threes as he’d have liked, Marvin Williams found ways to make his mark on the ’16-’17 Hornets. He grabbed a career high in rebounds, continued his solid defensive play, and discovered new ways […]
  • Don’t Forget About Monk

    By Richie Randall on August 8, 2017
    “With the 8th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, the New York Knicks select Frank Ntilikina from Strasbourg, France.” It was at this moment, on June 22, that the thought of Malik Monk falling to Charlotte at the 11th spot got more real. There was supposed interested from the Knicks in Monk and when they passed on the Kentucky freshman, […]
  • Buzz Beat Radio — Ep. 33: New Season, “New” Unis

    By Richie Randall on August 4, 2017
    In the 33rd episode, Spencer, Richie, and Brian breakdown several Hornets-realted topics in the dead of the NBA offseason. The crew looks at some of the recent transactions — waiving of Briante Weber, signing of Marcus Paige, and keeping O’Bryant on the roster for the upcoming season. With the third point guard spot still up in the air, the trio […]
  • Summer League Report Card

    By Richie Randall on July 3, 2017
    How much stock can one put in NBA Summer League? Many would argue not a ton. I tend to agree with that sentiment but for some players it’s a chance to prove to their organizations what value they can bring in game-like situations. For a good chunk of these players, they haven’t stepped foot on the court for a regular […]
  • Buzz Beat’s 2017 NBA Draft Profile Companion

    By Richie Randall on June 21, 2017
    The 2017 NBA Draft is tomorrow at 7 pm. We are providing a 20 page PDF file of some of the upcoming prospects in this year’s draft. HERE: PDF DOWNLOAD Included:  Bulleted-List of Strengths and Weaknesses: Jarrett Allen OG Anunoby Lonzo Ball Zach Collins De’Aaron Fox Markelle Fultz Jonathan Isaac Josh Jackson Luke Kennard Lauri Markkanen Donovan Mitchell Malik Monk […]
  • Buzz Beat Radio — Ep. 29: Final Draft Thoughts with Brian Geisinger

    By Richie Randall on June 19, 2017
    Spencer and Richie are joined by recurring guest and stat-guru, Brian Geisinger of ACCSports and Sports Channel 8. This is the final pre-draft episode where we give our thoughts on what direction the Hornets will take come Thursday. We discuss the possibility of trading up vs. trading back vs. staying put. We also tier the prospects in the lottery and debate […]