Sean Deveney on Primetime

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Tuesday, February 13th

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We 26 games to go on eleven of those are on the road those numbers don't sound good is welcoming John to have any from the sporting news' Sean are you doing man. I don't want you I'm not good at math the math sounds bad on that right that's not good manager of the hornets right now. Now well admitted that at the map is fine you're you're correct but but yet doesn't look good in terms of what the outlook is that really think that. The road trip that they went on. That they just got back from. Before playing trot go on Sunday at that that was sort of the key moment for them that. You know if they were going to have a chance that this sort of rescued at sea that was going to have to be then. That ruptured did not go well it you know now that's four straight losses Charlotte and I think he can cut. Pretty much even though we haven't eaten at the all star game yet. And you pretty much say that's probably would have to put that play out. All right so Soledad and easily as cover CMBS for the sporting news he's on Twitter at Sean Devin he's with the some attack become dislodged if if if I told you Sean I don't know even go all the way back to. Milledge July early August or get started you really are ready for the season to ramp up and after summer league and all that stuff. That the hornets would be ten games under five under with this week in that at this point of the season going into the all star break Dwight was in New York near all star. Campbell would be an all star even if as early on alternative still is an all star nonetheless for the second straight year Jeremy lamb would be leading the Eastern Conference in bench scoring. In points per game. I if I told you all that stuff the hornets starting five actually is a point differential plus 58 is crazy is that sounds neat but two missed twelve games. What would you think that would you believe that their record is 2333. Were Joseph thought no this might be a kind of a fun little team making a playoff run here. Yeah I don't think that they be at least around about hundred Idearc dot deployed our command of the C that was going to beat. The determining factor of big get something out of them. Demanded that he might push them. Back over the yet to be you know that 4546. Were nineteen. That they were a couple years ago. But you know DT he performed well. It is just everybody else you know it is it's. It's one of those tricky thing where you give about a bunch of big contracts because you're kind of not a good season. And then everybody who gets the bad contracts seems to. Teams. Seem to slip away a little bit. Happened a lot and not invariably get all sports really but they yadda. That that seems to be what has happened here that does like that to Marvin Williams. Just a bit but without the view that they would didn't. After the order at that night he's in a couple years. What do you think that the are homeowners need to do to turn a corner to become a better or playing organization. You know I I I think they're going to revisit the kemba you know I don't think that they really wanna trade him obviously but that they can accomplish. Three things. By trading him but I think that it's not that they've got to look into in terms of trying to rebuild the franchise the three things are you've got to get back young player. You've got to get packed. A drastic. And you've got to be able to package him with you know within that the two more or old one of the bad contract that the way that he's got to the crop result we've opened peaking and that I think that you really do consider trading him. If he can't then. They did that then you've got to by the way to get out of the cap situation that your hand. And and that's not going to be easy to do you've got a trap that I've been there let's let's look at. You do what it because they've got and a lot of their wounds have been self inflicted and in terms of what they've done in the dress. Sean Denny's of this from the sporting news he's talked in some NBA talk and some hornet's whether or so on that note rich Joey Juneau had his contract the following year of his contract the option ticked up. What do what do you what do you think the likelihood is that the ease the one called the shots again when the draft rolls around this summer. They unite they could be a mistake I you know I think that they've certainly given them plenty of time. And and they'd given him the resources it's not like date they can go out paid players is now like it'd go out and do the things. That that that he would bet in them to do so. Yeah I think that that that that's probably going to be where you start in terms of changes as it is rich Cho. You know there's a lot of good young ejected is out there that. That the that the that the probably. Deserve a shot and I be surprised if Pete is Pete backed out. Or even if he's still around. On draft it. Chris Manning said at the kind of lobbed this out there it is a blur back in Yahoo! a few days ago saying that. He searing it's a change order be made Mitch Kupchak for obvious reasons Carolina guy. Guided he's probably still feeling like I wanna do one more thing to kind of our resurrect my career after how the lakers thing ended in the Kobe contract and all that stuff that it did daddy is it says something with some real merit to achieve. Have you heard general what do you think about the idea some little uncomfortable with the idea Mitch Kupchak seems like not fit for much smaller market like this. But what what do you make of that of that notion that Mitch Kupchak could be a guy who came to that. And yeah I mean certainly I. I think that it is Mitch work to come it would sort of be an end in sort of a bigger role. You know maybe maybe not being the guy doing the do in the not simple so I think that there would be a GM who's actually doing more the running of the team in which might each you know sort of books. Who more of a consultant you know that sort of role sort of team. Team president gore probably won a state where and then you'd have somebody below me who's doing much of the work I think that that. Would be the likely scenario. You know I think that that that Mitch would like to get back into the game to the question of do you think that they need somebody that's. You know younger will dynamic and and as you know bitch is. To have of the old school so I I think I can see him going back but. But not as really the guy. Who do than not that well. So we're talking a shot Danny from the sporting news he's on Twitter at Sean Devin he's with this right now. On the technique come get slide so it's interesting Sean I know you've talked about this over the last few years but you know I go back as recently as a year ago a year and a half ago Steve Clifford. Widely thought to be one of the most underrated coaches in the NBA league circles and were really around your start to love the idea that. You know guys like you and mandates and whoa draw say man you guys got a diamond in the rough and cliff as a head coach appreciate that and now the winning hasn't come recently. And the general tenor of the fan mesa seemed to turn to. Fire Clifford or if he gets fired idle mind but I ask you what is the reputation of cliff around the NBA and how much plain to see take for the season. I'm sure nobody accepts some of the blame but you know again I think that a lot of this person now and I know a lot of that is is is adapting that that you know there's been. It just just so little rock the world where you whether you wanna call luckily what college carefully political insights. 88 bit that they haven't done well the draft and edit you don't have. Those players especially if you're Charlotte in the and then you're having trouble. You know attracting freeagent. Is it it if you don't have those players that you bring in. Aren't cheap contract you get a forty years gone on on that rookie field deal if you don't have that. It is it's really tough to win and age really tough to look. To ditch effort for any coach to be able to look. To build up and so you know I think what we saw a couple of years ago and they won the sport to gain then and and were in the playoff. I think that's indicative of what Clifford can't do what he has the right the right talent but. But right now obviously. That that they're just black it. We were talking about this a moment ago Sean and I think it's probably more from pipe dream than anything else but if you're if you're hanging on any sort of hope of a playoff Ronnie gets hot after the break. Backup point guard and MS and Michael court Williams has been a good very good defensive player but obvious is offensive game he's he's physically broken I'd say it's amazing from what he's fallen too from his rookie year. Rookie deer season a few years ago. Is worst your gross going is I mean is that even though a lifeline possibility for the hornets were sea lanes in this by Al market. So yeah I mean now eighteen he's probably looking. What more winning situations but juries there's they when you look at acting that I have a chance to win. And I bridges and bring in their road. Don't yet you know I am. It could wind up being that that that Charlotte is the best available spot form they'll be other suitors you know you might see Milwaukee and so working like that. Jumpin. But by guys I think in terms of I'm Derrick Rose I think I wanna win first. Well the wanna look at playing time you know I've I've got to rebuild my my reputation a little bit here and and an he'll play. In Charlotte and and you know he can play. Alongside kemba as well so yeah you know I think that would be certainly in it just think that accused it it it's it's good that matter to him. Oh what no matter their candidate is in its web he cares more about you know try to make the playoffs and it ain't going that route. What is being a guy who cannot. Who can get that you know that that that those twenty minutes a night to try to we build that belly. Do you think outside of Milwaukee did arches are really help their forma means especially given this past history. Now right and then now and that's exactly right now I you know I think. The fact that Cleveland was so eager to let him go is. Is indicative of where he is right now. So yeah you know I think Milwaukee would who would probably each. In terms of the playoff keen to probably be the most likely. He suitor. But after that it be if you look around for pretended I don't think there's going to be a lot of teams. Who are willing to take on the risk that. That comes with their mostly probably going to have. I came just outside of the playoffs that that looking to make that push like the order. Would would be a more like landing spot for. Our Sean Debbie real ongoing moments sporting news IE I leave you with this design must. I know a mom and a minority on this but I. I do think things are gonna be different this time around with the raptors come playoff time their top five in offense and defense or the warriors join a minute mark and those of the march of championship caliber teams in nine or you don't bet against LeBron and that's all well and good I probably would not here. But if this were a year if I tell you warriors in raptors and an NBA finals which are surprised level on that on a scale one potential and I. A guy aggregate Spezza watched number over the last month. Because the big that they did coming into the year they changed their up and they made themselves. More football cheering off and let them do but pick and roll with flowery let's pick and roll with DeMar DeRozan. They don't do that quite as much and what they did they have much more emotion often Welch or not but that is much more likely to lead to accept the playoffs it's one reason why they were so easy to beat in the playoff. Because if you could take out one of their star players they didn't have a whole lot out but it the other thing that's that's really come on a lot more commitment. This is why might Mike true what would change on them is their bench that they that at the end as and they can really come in. And an eight and changed the game so their starters of course a very very good but when they go to that bench Beckett and a big advantage. They have a lot of depth I think that that that in right now from Boston at Cleveland you know like I. I would not consider myself the David I think the rappers are the favorites and he strip. It was wild to a saw a stat the other day at the raptors who have won now while what five in a row. But for four straight wins now by at least double digits are by fifteen pointed and their starters have never logged more than thirty minutes in any of those games then I mean that is Lyle so there beat the crap out of teams and get some rest while they do it that's how you're good basketball team right there Shawn dead any. From the sporting news he's on Twitter I'd shown to have any shot it's great to.