Arse is under the weather and the rest of the RR crew are off for holidays, so we turned to fellow True Hoop Network blog Hornets247 for a guest on this week’s edition. They were kind enough to lend us Jason Calmes, who joined me for a 20-minute discussion in advance of tonight’s Raptors/Hornets game.

*What’s the status of the Hornets? It sure sounds similar to the Raptors except for, you know, Anthony Davis.
*Is Davis the favorite for Rookie of the Year?
*Where did this Robin Lopez improvement come from?
*Is Austin Rivers the worst player of all time?
*Can Jose Calderon (and possibly Kyle Lowry) exploit Greivis Vasquez?
*Predictions for the game.

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  • voy

    thoughts:

    – i dont like austin rivers but isn’t it too early to entirely dismiss him?

    – thought it was odd how the guest essentially said he would take rivers over ross because the hornets needed help in their backcourt; sounded like the guest didn’t realize t.ross is also a backcourt player

    – interesting getting the other side’s perspective on their own team

  • pran

    *Is DAVIS the favorite for rookie of the year? ftfy.

  • Jamshid

    Is Lowry back today ?

  • Pension Plan Chairman

    Nice job as usual.  I really don’t think Austin Rivers has been as brutal as people say.  Being Doc Rivers’ son has a lot to do with the focus on him, otherwise he’d just be a regular rookie struggling against NBA opposition.  I know his WS/48 is brutal, but I think the sample size is too small to make statements like “worst player” or “worst rookie”.

    • CJT

      Seems more like worst rookie compared to expectations than actual performance.

  • Dagon

    Raptors by seven. Nice prediction. Wooooooooo