With guard CJ McCollum and center Jusuf Nurkic expected to be out for at least the next month, the Portland Trail Blazers need their bench players to step up and fill the significant voids. Over the past two games, backup point guard Anfernee Simons cast off a slow start to the season with two standout games. Over the past two games, Simons has averaged 21 points per game while making 61% of his shots, including connecting on 62% of his 3-point attempts. Simons' play was the biggest topic of conversation on this week’s 3-on-3 Blazers podcast. The weekly podcast is hosted by KGW sports anchor Orlando Sanchez, alongside KGW's Jared Cowley, Nate Hanson and Max Barr.