Blazersland Editor Chris Craig and "Bones" actor Eric Millegan discuss all things basketball.
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Season 5, Episode 4
Toy stores and birthdays and a winning Blazers team make Episode 4 go-round. The guys talk about the Kyrie Irving saga, the Nets coaching moves, Nikola Vucevic flipping off the refs, Spencer Dinwiddie not wanting to be called a "bad you know what", and that's just the tip of the Iceberg. Ex-NBA player Ben Gordon is in legal trouble. Dwight Howard moves to Taiwan. The Heat need a new arena name. LaMelo Ball returns. The new PDX city edition Blazers jersey. It’s all here. Plus a Jim Jackson edition of 'who did he play for,' a very Green head-to-head, and a high stakes streak finder, not to mention your questions and comments!
The First Week - Go Blazers!
The Blazers are 3-0! They just beat the Lakers. All is right with the world. Oh right, and Santa. Yes, the Jolly fat guy has made it into a very fun and celebrative season 5 episode 3! Join the guys as they wax poetic about one of the best starts by the Blazers in over a decade, a crazy upside down standings with predictive bad teams like the Hornets, Wizards, and Jazz winning. We say hearfelt goodbyes to NBA ref Tony Brown. Cross our fingers for a quick recovery of Olivier Sarr. Wonder if the Pelicans can stay healthy after injuries to two of their best three players. Adam Silver tries to stop teams from tanking for Victor Wembanyama. Ice Cube thinks the NBA is trying to do his Big3 league dirty. Poole and Draymond move on. A rumble in Miami between rookie Christian Koloko and Caleb Martin. All that, a Head to Head with former and current Blazers in mind. Who did he play for with Garrett Temple being this weeks player. A very Westbrook streak finder, of course your questions and comments and more! Tune in!
What Teams Did He Play For? Head to Head! Streak Finder is Back!
The regular season is upon us and season 5 of Around the NBA with Chris and Eric continues with a jam-packed episode 2. The Blazers waived some players. Zion is already injured again. NBA players down with anime? Dikembe Mutumbo and Nate Robinson are battling health scares. Several former Blazers fell short of making rosters, but one did and his name is Noah. Chris and Eric talk about the Blazers' preseason, the reasons for a poor showing, and how they may look different heading into the regular season. How much emphasis should be put on the first 10 games? How will Gary Payton II being out to start the season affect things? Plus two new segments, Head to Head, What Teams Did He Play For, along with Streak Finder, and of course your questions and comments. Don't miss it!
2022-23 NBA Season Preview
Chris and Eric return for Season 5! It's Episode 1 and it's full of news and predictions for the 2022-23 NBA season. The guys talk about the possible in-season tournament the NBA is planning for the near future. New teams in Seattle and Vegas? KAT hospitalized! Dame crafts a new jersey for the Blazers. What's with Draymond punching out his teammate? Will he be punished?
Chris gives his predictions for both the Western and Eastern conferences, #1-15 for each conference and the reasons why. Injuries, ball hogging, better or worse rosters, tougher competition. Where do the Blazers fall in it all? Tune in and find out!
NBA Draft, Free Agency
The draft was a fun one with Banchero going first to Orlando. The Blazers got a steal with Shaedon Sharpe at 7 and took a low risk, high reward player in Walker at #57. The guys go over the draft, the Jerami Grant trade, and how it all turned out for Portland, and what free agency will look like come the 30th. Beal, Irving among free agents opting in and staying put. Harden looks to be pressured into opting out. Tucker opts out in Miami. Durant to Portland? Murray to Atlanta? Hornets get a new coach, not offering Miles Bridges the max. Wall to the Clippers after buyout? LeBron's playing card sells for a fortune. Cleveland helping out employees after Roe V Wade was struck down. Rookie Ben Mathurin calls out LeBron! Shaq and Scotty Pippen's kids in the NBA. All this, Blazers free agency discussion, your questions and more!
A Champion Is Crowned
The Golden State Warriors (yawn) win yet another championship. The NBA draft and offseason can't get here fast enough. Join the guys in the last podcast of the 2022 postseason. They discuss game 6 and wrap it up. Also, some trades already agreed upon before the draft. Denver and OKC made a deal, as did Houston and Dallas. The Hornets have a new coach. Rasheed Wallace to coach for the Lakers? Snyder steps down. Jaxson Hayes sentenced and Montrezl Harrell in deep trouble with Mary Jane. Several players have undergone surgeries. A Klay Thompson Impersonator fooled fans and Warriors staff and is now banned for life. All this, streak finder, and your questions and comments. Don't mis it.
The Underdog Does It Again
Great new addition to the lineup, boys. I look forward to hearing more.