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The official home for audio programming from Blazer's Edge, SB Nation's community for fans of the Portland Trail Blazers.

    Nurkic, the Trail Blazers and Unfinished Business

    Nurkic, the Trail Blazers and Unfinished Business

    After a brief break, the Blazer's Edge podcast with Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang is back!

    Intro
    Opening comments
    Staying safe and sane during social isolation 2:00
    Immediate reaction to the shut down of the season 4:00
    Players coming together to help 8:00
    NBA players not being able to play ball - what are they doing now? 10:00
    What will happen if the season resumes? 12:00
    Quick detour to talk about the uniqueness of Duncan Robinson 14:00
    The delayed return of Jusuf Nurkic 18:00
    The "what if" of the season resuming and the improved health of the Blazers 22:00
    Missing out on how Nurkic-Hassan Whiteside would work together...or not. 25:00
    Portland dealt a bad hand, could it end up okay that it was THIS season? 30:00
    Looking to the 2020 NBA season and what the financial impact could be on the Trail Blazers 34:00
    How to plan for team building with so many uncertainties 40:00
    Things we missed out on- Who was better, the Lakers or the Clippers? 45:00
    Doing things outside of basketball, Patty Mills and Jamal Murray 48:00
    The reminder, do not Google "Fournier" 49:00
    How are you passing the time now? 50:00
    Streaming on Twitch with Anfernee Simons 52:00
    Dealing and coping with everything that's going on 55:00
    If you need help, don't be afraid to ask for help! 57:00
    Closing comments
    Outro
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Hoops and Talks with Jamie Hudson, NBC Sports Northwest

    Hoops and Talks with Jamie Hudson, NBC Sports Northwest

    Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest joined us to talk about what she will remember about the season (so far), what she misses about basketball, how reporting on the NBA has changed since the suspension of the league and how she is spending her time at home. It was so great to talk to her and hear her cheerful voice. 
    Basketball marathons, games to re-watch, Gary Trent Jr coming into his own, Instagram baby dance parties, covering Carmelo Anthony, finding her voice as a reporter, Below Deck vs 90 Day fiance, we’ve got a smorgasbord of topics for anyone hungry for basketball (and basketball adjacent) talk. 
    1:00 Icebreaker: What makes the perfect basketball game marathon?
    6:00 What stood out about the Trail Blazers’ season so far?
    9:30 What is it about basketball that you miss the most right now?
    13:15 What were some of the highlights for Jamie as a reporter this season?
    18:00 What is Jamie doing with the league suspended?
    21:30 Making a pitch for shows to binge: 90 Day Fiance vs Below Deck.
    26:30 In what ways has Jamie’s job changed since the league was suspended and everyone is staying home?
    28:00 Listener questions from @roselharding What’s Jamie’s picks for most re-watchable Blazers games this season? I have them all on DVR and I def need to start re-watching them soon... for sanity.
    31:00 Reflections on being in LA for the Laker game after Kobe died. It was incredible how such a big crowd was also so silent. 
    35:30 From listener Rachael: I'd love to know how she has made the space for herself to develop as a reporter where she is, especially with really big personalities like Dwight Jaynes dominating the same space.
    39:00 @Burlacious_M What is likely the most interesting Blazer subplot to cover for this coming off-season?
    41:00 What will the basketball be like after the players have not been allowed to play in groups?
    44:00 How are teams keeping up with each other and staying connected?
    45:00 We hope Jusuf Nuckic heard us chanting his name at 12:30 on March 15 which would have been his return. 
    Get social
    Follow Blazer’s Edge on Twitter @blazersedge, WHAT Pod @HoopsAndTalks, Tara @tcbbiggs, and Cassidy @CassidyGemmet. This week’s guest: @JamieHudsonNBCS 
    Join the Women’s Hoops And Talks Facebook group to talk about Trail Blazers with others who identify as women who love basketball.
    Music used in the episode: “Happy Alley” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
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    • 50 min
    WHAT now?

    WHAT now?

    What started like a routine podcast--talking about how the Trail Blazers look from an outside perspective, what they might learn from this season, which young players are looking great--was interrupted by the strangest news anyone had heard in a very long time. The NBA is suspending the season. Join us on the wild ride where we talk to Jannelle Moore about the future of the Trail Blazers and what books we are planning to read while we wait for the league to start back up again. Stay safe everyone!
    Highlights
    1:00 Icebreaker: Who is your favorite NBA player on Social Media?
    4:15 What is working for the Blazers and the younger players on the team? It will be good in the long run. Gary Trent Jr looks especially good. Nassir is king of the big-time hustle play.
    8:00 Portland could use more facilitators. Should the Blazers have done more to keep Seth Curry? 
    10:45 What would help Anfernee Simons’ develop the ability to facilitate?
    11:45 Who is in a better position for the future, the Golden State Warriors or the Trail Blazers?
    15:00 The Blazers should try a different look and have CJ McCollum be more of the main facilitator. 
    21:45 We don’t even really know what real defense is anymore. The rules have changed so much to favor the offense that defenders can’t defend. 
    24:00 Thoughts on Carmelo Anthony and Trevor Ariza. “You all wanted Carmelo Anthony, you got Carmelo Anthony.” 
    27:45 News breaks that the NBA Season is suspended. 
    31:20 Worrying about the arena employees. 
    37:30 LeBron vs Giannis MVP race.
    39:30 Book recommendations while the season is suspended. The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith, The Sixth Manby Andre Iguodala and Carvell Wallace, The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty by Ethan Sherwood Strauss, Five-Point Play: The Story of Duke's Amazing 2000-2001 Championship Season by Mike Krzyzewski and Donald T. Phillips. Also, Women of Troy Documentary on HBO.

    Follow Blazer’s Edge on Twitter @blazersedge, WHAT Pod @HoopsAndTalks, Tara @tcbbiggs, and Cassidy @CassidyGemmet. This week’s guest: @Jannelle12
    Join the Women’s Hoops And Talks Facebook group to talk about Trail Blazers with others who identify as women who love basketball.
    Music used in the episode: “Happy Alley” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
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    • 54 min
    What to Expect When Jusuf Nurkic Returns?

    What to Expect When Jusuf Nurkic Returns?

    On this week's episode of the Blazer's Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang look back at the past week with horrible losses to the Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings, the upcoming return of Jusuf Nurkic and all the listener questions we can handle!

    Intro
    Opening comments
    What team were we watching? 2:00
    Aron Baynes and the 3-point murder bus 4:00
    Back and forth with Trevor Ariza and Hassan Whiteside 7:00
    Why do this losses feel so bad? 10:00
    Alex Len v CJ McCollum and the Tale of the Tape 12:00
    LISTENER QUESTIONS
    Who has replaced Skal on Team Mom's photo? 14:00
    Are the Blazers going into load management for the vets AKA selectively tank? 16:00
    Do Moses or Jaylen. have a chance to make the roster next year? Wenyen? 19:00
    The return of Jusuf Nurkic 22:00
    Do you think POR targets a big move (sign & trade) or moving CJ, Simons or Collins this summer? 25:00
    MORE NURKIC! 28:00
    The Blazer's defensive issues aren't easily solvable 30:00
    How will the season be effected if crowds aren't allowed in arenas? 37:00
    What are the most important things we've learned this season? 39:00
    Top 3 candidates for a MLE signing that could contribute right away 44:00
    Have you seen Paddington and Paddington 2 - if not why do you hate joy? 46:00
    MARIO! 48:00
    If Blazers land a top 3 pick who should they take? 50:00
    Could the Blazers make a run at Karl Anthony Towns? 53:00
    If you had to choose one, Simons or Trent Jr who do you take? 57:00
    Looking forward to the next 2 games, Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets 1:00:00
    More NURKIC! 1:03:00
    Closing comments
    Outro

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    WHAT Did We Learn While Lillard Was Out?

    WHAT Did We Learn While Lillard Was Out?

    On this week’s Hoops and Talks podcast, Cassidy and Tara choose celebrity ambassadors, discuss the playoff race, comment on the outstanding play of CJ McCollum and Gary Trent Jr, and give Mario Hezonja some love for taking one for the team.  
    Then it is time to choose our players for the 2010s All Decade team. Listen in and tell us which team would win!
    Highlights
    1:00 Who would be your choice for celebrity ambassador for the Trail Blazers? 
    5:30 Blazers are not that far out of the playoff race. 
    6:30 How much does it matter if the Blazers make the playoff? 
    8:30 What is the value of Playoff experience?
    10:05 Mario Hezonja is having an impact, getting fined. 
    13:30 Despite the mounting losses, the games are still pretty fun to watch. 
    14:30 What have we learned about the team while Lillard was out?
    18:00 Gary Trent Jr has been playing like a seasoned vet but he needs a nickname. 
    19:00 Listener mail asks us, what about moving CJ to the bench? 
    23:30 All 2010s decade draft. Cassidy’s team: Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, Marcus Camby, Jusuf Nurkic, Evan Turner. Tara’s team: Brandon Roy, CJ McCollum, Maurice Harkless, LaMarcus Aldridge, Ed Davis, Al-Farouq Aminu. Which team wins? 
    34:00 Knicks just cannot seem to Do the Right Thing 
    35:00 CARIS. COLEMAN. LEVERT.
    37:00 Stephan Curry returns from the G-league
    39:00 Outro

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    • 42 min
    Is Terry Stotts Untouchable?

    Is Terry Stotts Untouchable?

    On this week's episode of the Blazer's Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang take a look at where the Blazers are and how to rationalize the season, the unwritten rules of basketball, the growth of the deep bench, early looks at draft prospects, how safe is Coach Stotts, the return of Jusuf Nurkic and more!

    Intro
    Opening comments
    Trae Young, Trevor Ariza & the unwritten rules 3:00
    How has Ariza looked in a Portland uniform? 8:00
    Competence is not a bad word! 10:00
    Taking a look at the young guys and their defensive issues/growth 13:00
    Nassir Little and Wenyen Gabriel and what could they turn into? 18:00
    Listener questions! 21:00
    Who are some players the Blazers could look at between 9-12 in the Draft? Obi Toppin, Onyeka Okungwu, Deni Avdija 22:00
    Why a pick matters more than just drafting a young player 23:40
    Looking ahead to Zach Collins and his return- are we maybe building up too many expectations? 32:00
    Deciding between Gabriel and Swanigan for a deep roster spot next year 36:00
    Load management is happening whether we want it to or not. 39:00
    Is Terry Stotts untouchable? 41:00
    Do you think that the way the Blazers have handled the timeline for Nurkic’s return has anything to do with being aware of how things went with Kawhi and the Spurs? 44:30
    Looking at the possible returns of Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza and Hassan Whiteside 49:00
    Closing Comments 52:00
    Outro
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    • 57 min

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