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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks.com (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. 

Timestamps for the discussion on each team:

Part One

Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 

2:10

Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 

6:13

Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 

8:58

Charlotte Hornets (45.5 wins)- 

14:35

Chicago Bulls (55.5 wins)- 

16:58

Cleveland Cavaliers (58.5 wins)- 

25:23

Dallas Mavericks (49.5 wins)- 

33:15

Denver Nuggets (40.5 wins)- 

38:36

Detroit Pistons (36.5 wins)- 

43:05

Golden State Warriors (50.5 wins)- 

48:09

Houston Rockets (49.5 wins)- 

54:25

Indiana Pacers (32.5 wins)- 

1:00:46

Los Angeles Clippers (55.5 wins)- 

1:06:32

Los Angeles Lakers (31.5 wins)- 

1:12:07

Memphis Grizzlies (48.5 wins)- 

1:17:25

Miami Heat (43.5 wins)- 

1:21:13

Lightning Round

1:25:43

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Part Two

Milwaukee Bucks (24.5 wins)- 

1:20

Minnesota Timberwolves (25.5 wins)- 

4:30

New Orleans Pelicans (41.5 wins)- 

9:25

New York Knicks (40.5 wins)- 

14:15

Oklahoma City Thunder (57.5 wins)- 

22:12

Orlando Magic (28.5 wins)- 

28:50

Philadelphia 76ers (15.5 wins)- 

34:52

Phoenix Suns (42.5 wins)- 

40:11

Portland Trail Blazers (48.5 wins)- 

44:01

Sacramento Kings (30.5 wins)- 

46:46

San Antonio Spurs (56.5 wins)- 

49:31

Toronto Raptors (49.5 wins)- 

54:49

Utah Jazz (25.5 wins)- 

58:26

Washington Wizards (49.5 wins)- 

1:01:20

Other bets on the board-

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Via RealGM Staff Report

Michael Jordan Disagrees With Players' Preference For Shorter Regular Season

Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, was shocked and a bit bewildered to hear LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki suggest on Wednesday that they would like to see the NBA shorten its regular season from 82 games.

"I love both of those guys but as an owner who played the game, I loved playing,'' Jordan said. "If I wasn't playing 82 games, I still would've been playing somewhere else because that's the love for the game I had. As a player, I never thought 82 games was an issue.

"But if that's what they want to do, we as owners and players can evaluate it and talk about it. But we'd make less money as partners. Are they ready to give up money to play fewer games? That's the question because you can't make the same amount of money playing fewer games.''

James and Nowitzki both believed players would benefit from shorter seasons, while Nowitzki suggested a season in the mid-60s.

Jordan also disagreed with the experiment of shortening individual games by four minutes. The NBA presented the 44-minute game to the owners as an idea but not something that the league is seriously considering instituting.

"I would never shorten the game by four minutes,'' said Jordan, "unless guys were having physical issues.

"It's not like football. We don't really have to worry about concussions and some of the physical damage that football players deal with after they retire. I can understand football players wanting to play fewer games from a physical standpoint. But basketball's not the same. I'm not diminishing the fact that we go through a grueling season. But I wouldn't want to shorten the game or play 15-20 fewer games.''

Via Chris Broussard/ESPN

RealGM Radio: On The Southeast Division With Galletti, Minton

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) breaks down the Southeast Division with Arturo Galletti (@ArturoGalletti) and Patrick Minton (@nbageek) of BoxScoreGeeks.com. 

They talk in-depth about the major offseasons for the Heat and Hornets. as well as small but important summers for the Wizards, Hawks and Magic, talk about their favorite moves and preview the upcoming season.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

Marvin Williams Makes Peace With Shooting, Defending Role

Marvin Williams was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, but the forward has made peace with his stretch-four and defending role in the league.

“I’m not going to do anything I’m not comfortable doing or capable of doing,” Williams said.

“There comes a point when you have to accept who you are, not who you think you are. You don’t want to tell people what they can and cannot be, but at some point in your career you have to see who you really are.”

Williams made 84 three-pointers on 35.9 percent accuracy last season with the Utah Jazz.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Williams as a free agent due to his abilities on both ends of the floor.

“Marvin is a very good defender, both individual defense – pick-and-roll defense – and he’s got the reaction (time) to play good team defense,” Clifford said.

“He’s a smart player – when he’s open, he shoots; when he’s not, he passes.”

Via Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Hornets Remove Jeffery Taylor Indefinitely From Team Activities

Jeffery Taylor will not be participating in any team-related activities with the Charlotte Hornets while the NBA is investigating his conduct, effective immediately.

The Hornets released the following statement.

"As an organization, we understand and appreciate the seriousness of this matter, and will assist the NBA and law enforcement in any way we can until this comes to an acceptable resolution. We have spoken with Jeffery and his representatives and they fully understand our position."

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jason Maxiell To Sign Non-Guaranteed Deal With Hornets

Jason Maxiell will sign a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.

Maxiell played for the Orlando Magic last season after spending eight years with the Detroit Pistons.

Maxiell averaged 3.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 34 games last season.

Via Steve Reed/Associated Press

Hornets Start Extension Talks With Kemba Walker

The Charlotte Hornets have started discussions with Kemba Walker about a potential contract extension.

“We’ve had some initial talks," Rich Cho said. “I don’t want to get into the discussions because I don’t think that would be fair to Kemba or his agent. It’s just started.”

Walker will enter his fourth NBA season having averaged 17.7 points and 6.1 assists last season.

Via Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Jeffery Taylor Arrested On Domestic Assault Charge

Jeffery Taylor was arrested at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Taylor is currently a member of the Charlotte Hornets.

Taylor is charged with one count of domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property.

His bond was set at $5000.

Via WCNC

Hornets Sign Justin Cobbs, Dallas Lauderdale, Brian Qvale To Camp Deals

The Charlotte Hornets signed Justin Cobbs, Dallas Lauderdale and Brian Qvale to training camp deals on Monday.

The Hornets' training camp roster now stands at 17.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Noah Vonleh Sidelined 6-8 Weeks After Surgery To Repair Sports Hernia

Noah Vonleh underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a sports hernia suffered in a recent workout.

Vonleh is expected to miss approximately six to eight weeks.

The ninth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014 NBA Draft, Vonleh was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Third Team All-Big Ten in 2013-14 at Indiana University after averaging 11.3 points, a Big Ten-high 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Charlotte Hornets Archives

Stephen Curry Has Had Thoughts About Playing For Hometown Hornets

Stephen Curry is in the middle of a four-year contract with the Warriors.

Hornets Submit Bid To Host Either 2017 Or 2018 All-Star Game

Charlotte hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1991.

Bird: Pacers Did What We Could To Keep Stephenson

The Pacers' best offer for Lance Stephenson was reportedly $44 million over five years, but his camp was searching for a $55 million contract.

Jannero Pargo Re-Signs With Hornets On One-Year Deal

Jannero Pargo will re-sign with the Hornets on a fully guaranteed one-year, $1.5 million deal, a league source told RealGM.

Lance Stephenson Agrees To Three-Year, $27.5M Deal With Hornets

Lance Stephenson’s contract with the Hornets will have the annual salary structure of $9 million in Years 1 and 2 and $9.5 million in Year 3, a source said.

Hornets Explore Contract With Lance Stephenson

The Hornets are now exploring the possibility of signing Lance Stephenson.

Kirk Hinrich Agrees To Re-Sign With Bulls

Kirk Hinrich is expected to sign for more than the veteran's minimum, with the Bulls having the "room exception" of $2.7 million available.

Brian Roberts Agrees To Two-Year, $5.5M Deal With Hornets

Brian Roberts has agreed to sign with the Hornets on a two-year, $5.5 million deal.

Hornets To Pursue Lance Stephenson With Hayward's Contract Matched

The Pacers have a five-year, $44 million offer on the table to Lance Stephenson.

Jazz Match Gordon Hayward's Four-Year, $63M Max Offer Sheet With Hornets

Gordon Hayward's contract includes a player option for the fourth year and a 15 percent trade kicker.

Alonzo Gee Traded By Cavs To Pelicans

The Cavaliers previously had a trade agreed upon with the Bobcats involving Alonzo Gee.

Clippers, Cavaliers Among Teams Interested In Anthony Tolliver

Anthony Tolliver has also received interest from the Pistons, Wizards, Spurs and Hornets among other teams, sources said.

Gordon Hayward Agrees To Four-Year, $63M Max Offer Sheet With Hornets

Gordon Hayward has agreed to an offer sheet with the Hornets.

Josh McRoberts Verbally Commits To Four-Year, $23M Deal With Heat

Josh McRoberts could possibly be had at the mid-level exception.

Marvin Williams Receiving Interest From Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Others

Marvin Williams is solidly in line to reach a contract agreement after the top free agents sign.

Gordon Hayward To Visit Hornets, Could Be Recruited By Al Jefferson

Gordon Hayward is friends with Al Jefferson after their stint playing together.

Stephenson Reaches Impasse With Pacers After Five-Year, $44M Offer

The Bulls, Lakers and Hornets are believed to also be interested in Lance Stephenson.

Hornets Unload Haywood's Contract In Trading Powell To Cavs

The Hornets have traded the draft rights to Dwight Powell and Brendan Haywood to the Cavaliers.

Noah Vonleh Ready To Play In Pick-And-Roll With Walker

Noah Vonleh has been working on extending his range as an adjustment to the NBA and he believes he fits in very well with Charlotte’s current roster.

Hornets Offered Henderson, 24th Pick To Magic For Afflalo

The Hornets are firmly focused on acquiring shooters this offseason.
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