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Post#41 » by BobsBuddy » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:43 am

Nick will be rebounding Russells shots along with other centers we drafted... bye bye Lamelo/Nic/ Cody and fillers :D :lol: :wink:
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Post#42 » by Snidely FC » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:05 pm

I think what I like about adding Richards after the Carey pick is it looks like Richards' strengths are Carey's weaknesses
Richards good hedging/drop/switches, pnr defense, mobile out to the perimeter, 7'5 wingspan rim protection
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Post#43 » by BigSlam » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:49 pm

Looks like Nick will be wearing #14.
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Post#44 » by UNCNYC » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:56 am

I like this addition more than the Carey pick.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: Nick Richards 

Post#45 » by karkinos » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:15 pm

i watch a lot of kentucky basketball. i think hornets fans will be happy with richards. i think having PJ also helps his transition too.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: Nick Richards 

Post#46 » by JDR720 » Tue Dec 1, 2020 2:39 am

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Welcome to Charlotte: Nick Richards 

Post#47 » by BigSlam » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:22 pm

Nicky Dicky back in the G and had himself a game today Vs Ignite.

26 points
10 rebounds
4 blocks

Going 9/10 from the field (including 2/3 from three).
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Post#48 » by CuseMayne » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:51 pm

BigSlam wrote:Nicky Dicky back in the G and had himself a game today Vs Ignite.

26 points
10 rebounds
4 blocks

Going 9/10 from the field (including 2/3 from three).


Sheeeeeesh.

And looking at the box score, in only 25min off the bench?? I've gotta find the condensed game somewhere. Hopefully him and big Vern learn as much as they can in the bubble. One of them has to be some sort of upgrade from Biz...I actually think Nick's skillset would be very helpful.
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Post#49 » by euphorbus » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:08 am

CuseMayne wrote:I actually think Nick's skillset would be very helpful.


I've been saying that for weeks. We have a typically stubborn NBA coach who only changes when forced to.

Impressive numbers.
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Post#50 » by SpearNMgicHelmt » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:24 am

There was one game where we stuck one of the Martin twins on the other team's center, and I was like, put Richards in!
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: Nick Richards 

Post#51 » by DY_nasty » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:01 am

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Post#52 » by yosemiteben » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:50 am

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Post#53 » by Snidely FC » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:46 am

Richards one of the players featured in ESPN best assigned nba players in G League
Nick Richards, 7-0, Center, Kentucky (Greensboro Swarm), 23.2 years old, No. 42 pick in 2020 NBA draft

Richards had a productive 8-game stint in Orlando, demonstrating an expanded offensive arsenal from what we had seen at Kentucky, to go along with the same terrific rim-protection that helped him get selected in last year's draft Having never taken a 3-pointer in three seasons at Kentucky, it was somewhat surprising to see Richards spotting up along the perimeter and spacing Greensboro's offense. He knocked down 7 of his 14 attempts, showing excellent shooting mechanics and no hesitation when left open, a promising development in line with the improvement he's shown as a free throw shooter, where he hit 80% of his attempts.

Richards ranked as one of the best rebounders in the G League as well, and while he's a fairly limited offensive player overall, his energy combined with the defensive versatility he shows on both the perimeter and interior, gives him a solid role to grow into on the Hornets long-term. He has a better chance to become a role player at this stage than fellow center Vernon Carey, who was drafted eight spots higher than Richards in November but whose porous defense in the G League bubble looks to be a major hindrance to carving out playing time in the NBA.


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Post#54 » by BobsBuddy » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:27 pm

:banghead: :noway: :crazy: JB....I think you are a great coach, but are smokin too much weed if you don't work this guy into the big rotation now. Start Zellar and bring Richards in for 20 minutes as backup... Sit Biz for a game watch what Nick produces.
I got even $$$$ he gives the team 4-6 points and 8-10 boards in 20 minutes. Compare that to Biz the next game and then compare it to Zellar...Before long Nick will be giving you 12 points and 14 boards and 2 blocks in 32 minutes a night. :) :lol:
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Post#55 » by euphorbus » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:35 pm

Brooklyn would be a perfect time to try him out, since no one expects the Hornets to win. But Coach Borrego is stubborn and if you are not a lottery pick, traditional thinking is you have to sit glued to the bench a year. Ridiculous.
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Post#56 » by Bassman » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:54 pm

euphorbus wrote:Coach Borrego is stubborn and if you are not a lottery pick, traditional thinking is you have to sit glued to the bench a year. Ridiculous.


Thought we had gotten rid of some of that thinking from the previous regime. Oh well...
I continue to wait...and hope...for the return to Hornet's glory.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: Nick Richards 

Post#57 » by SWedd523 » Thu Apr 1, 2021 12:25 am

BobsBuddy wrote::banghead: :noway: :crazy: JB....I think you are a great coach, but are smokin too much weed if you don't work this guy into the big rotation now. Start Zellar and bring Richards in for 20 minutes as backup... Sit Biz for a game watch what Nick produces.
I got even $$$$ he gives the team 4-6 points and 8-10 boards in 20 minutes. Compare that to Biz the next game and then compare it to Zellar...Before long Nick will be giving you 12 points and 14 boards and 2 blocks in 32 minutes a night. :) :lol:

bruh 8-10 boards in 20 minutes?

That would make him a top 3 rebounder in the entire league adjusting for efficiency.
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