The Blazers Balcony with Casey Holdahl and Brooke Olzendam. All things Portland Trail Blazers and more.
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 56
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl recap Portland's Summer League Championship in Las Vegas, good vibes coming out of the desert at just the right time, begging for a Summer League Championship ring, the maturity of Trendon Watford, the revelatory play of Jabari Walker and how his performance at Summer League might transfer to the regular season and the departure of our friend and co-worker Amara Baptist. Other topics include Brooke chugging pickle juice, hair twirling and Walnut.
The Blazers Balcony, Episode 55
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl recap the trade for Jerami Grant, signing of Gary Payton II, re-signing Jusuf Nurkic, Anfernee Simons and Drew Eubanks, Damian Lillard's max extension and the injury to rookie Shaedon Sharpe.
The Blazers Balcony, Presented By SoleSavy, Episode 54
On this week's edition (parts of which were outdated by time it was posted due to breaking free agency news), Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the NBA moratorium, keeping quiet during free agency, the free agents on Portland's roster (at least at the time of recording), the tools the Blazers have with which to sign free agents, the press conference introducing Shaedon Sharpe and Jabari Walker and the recently released preseason schedule.
The Blazers Balcony, Presented By SoleSavy, Episode 53
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, presented by SoleSavy, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers drafting Shaedon Sharpe with the 7th overall pick and Jabari Walker with the 57th pick of the 2022 NBA Draft, how new additions to the front office helped the decision to draft Sharpe, the reported trade bringing Jerami Grant to Portland, some of the rumored trades that did not happen and whether those are still possible and what might be next in terms of improving the roster.
The Blazers Balcony, Presented By SoleSavy, Episode 52
On this edition of The Blazers Balcony, presented by SoleSavy, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss Portland's final pre-draft workouts of 2022, nearly a month worth of workouts at the practice facility in preparation for Thursday's draft, the players who worked out in Portland who are expected to be selected in the first round and their predictions on how the draft might shake out for the Trail Blazers.
The Blazers Balcony, Presented By SoleSavy, Episode 51
On this edition, Brooke Olzendam and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers hosting presumptive first-round picks Jalen Duren, Bennedict Mathurin and Dyson Daniels for pre-draft workouts, players returning for a pre-summer league mini camp at the practice facility, a fresh batch of trade rumors, Damian Lillard's popularity in Australia and keeping your cast dry at the lake.
Big fan! Please cut back on the warm up chatter!
Long time listener and I appreciate getting to know what you guys are like besides reporting on the blazers, but twenty mins? I almost switched to something else, and in general I'm not listening to every episode like I used to because it’s taking to long to reach the basketball talk. Seriously I think you guys are great otherwise!
Casey… slow down!!
Podcasters should understand that talking too fast is disrespectful and rude to an audience. I used to listen to all of these podcasts but it’s like listening to Alvin the chipmunk on steroids. Casey, before you put the headset on, take a chill pill!
Unfortunately, the content is really good and Brooke offers a lot of class. So it’s as hard to listen to the podcast as not!
Love it! But…
First off I love the podcast. Such a likable, energetic and well-informed pair. Both Brooke and Casey are so friendly and engaging that I listen to every episode. HOWEVER, Brooke needs to do some sound treatment in her room. The echo is distracting and sometimes it’s hard to understand what she’s saying. The echo is also fatiguing on the ears. A blanket against the wall would serve well. Otherwise I love you guys. 5 stars!