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Veteran NBA reporter Sean Highkin covers the Portland Trail Blazers and the league on the Rose Garden Report. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sean-highkin/support

The Rose Garden Report: A Portland Trail Blazers and NBA Podcast Sean Highkin

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Veteran NBA reporter Sean Highkin covers the Portland Trail Blazers and the league on the Rose Garden Report. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sean-highkin/support

    Robert Sarver Fallout, WNBA to Portland? (with Mike Vorkunov)

    Robert Sarver Fallout, WNBA to Portland? (with Mike Vorkunov)

    Sean Highkin (@highkin) is joined by Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov), who covers the business of basketball for The Athletic. They discuss the fallout from the NBA's investigation into Suns owner Robert Sarver and how it compares to the league's response to the Donald Sterling scandal (5:00), what might happen next in the Blazers ownership saga (22:45), the NBA's timeline for expansion (28:15), the likelihood of Portland getting a WNBA franchise (32:25), the Blazers' lack of a G League team (43:45), how the proposed in-season tournament might factor into the NBA's next media rights deal (46:30), and what to expect from Shaedon Sharpe in his rookie season (50:50).

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    • 57 min
    National Team Nurk (with Erik Garcia Gundersen)

    National Team Nurk (with Erik Garcia Gundersen)

    Sean Highkin (@highkin) welcomes Erik García Gundersen (@blazerbanter) back to the show. They discuss Jusuf Nurkic's play in EuroBasket (3:30), the Blazers parting ways with assistant coach Edniesha Curry (14:35), waiving Didi Louzada and whether the Blazers will be willing to go into the luxury tax (25:15), the Donovan Mitchell trade (34:15) and whether there's a point of diminishing returns with the Jazz-Thunder approach to rebuilding that some fans want the Blazers to take (42:25).

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    • 54 min
    Broadcast-Gate and Other Blazers Business (with Danny Marang)

    Broadcast-Gate and Other Blazers Business (with Danny Marang)

    Sean Highkin (@highkin) welcomes Danny Marang (@DannyMarang) of the Jacked Ramsays podcast and 1080 The Fan's Danny & Dusty back to the podcast. They discuss Danny's new radio gig (2:00), the fallout from last week's controversy with the Blazers' broadcast travel plans (10:25), the lack of ROOT Sports streaming options (21:15), the chances of Portland getting the NBA All-Star Game (27:55), when the Blazers will get a G League team (35:15), Danny's recent interview with Anfernee Simons and his expectations for the season (41:30), how much you can expect from Damian Lillard on the defensive end (46:45) and their projections for where the Blazers stack up in the Western Conference (51:45).



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    The Blazers Have a Schedule! (with Erik García Gundersen)

    The Blazers Have a Schedule! (with Erik García Gundersen)

    Sean Highkin (@highkin) welcomes Erik García Gundersen (@blazerbanter) back to the podcast. They discuss the Schedule Leak Industrial Complex (1:45), the Blazers' lack of national TV games (7:15), how the team's schedule looks (11:00), the Blazers' relative lack of drama compared to other teams (23:15), rumors of Bronny James committing to Oregon (30:00) and the recent reports that the Blazers will not be sending their broadcast crews on the road (40:15).

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    • 57 min
    Dame's Camp, Kevin Durant Drama and Chet Holmgren (with Brenna Greene)

    Dame's Camp, Kevin Durant Drama and Chet Holmgren (with Brenna Greene)

    Sean Highkin (@highkin) is joined by new KOIN 6 sports anchor and reporter Brenna Greene (@brennagreene_). They discuss Damian Lillard's recent camps (3:30), Lillard's leadership style (11:45), the latest Kevin Durant drama (18:00), differences between college basketball fandom and NBA fandom (27:00), Chet Holmgren (37:20), Brenna's thoughts on the Blazers' offseason (43:30), and her Portland roots and decision to move back from Spokane (48:15).

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    • 1 hr
    Joe Cronin Addresses the State of the Blazers (with Brandon Sprague)

    Joe Cronin Addresses the State of the Blazers (with Brandon Sprague)

    Sean Highkin (@highkin) is joined by Brandon Sprague (@BrandonSprague) of the Jacked Ramsays podcast and 1080 The Fan's Dirt & Sprague. They get into Brandon's radio interview with Joe Cronin and the importance of media transparency (2:00), the Blazers' hire of Mike Schmitz and the organization's new focus on international scouting (14:30), Cronin's hints about the roles Shaedon Sharpe and Jabari Walker could have in their rookie seasons (25:20), the Blazers' size issues (33:15), Nassir Little's role (41:45), and the possibility of the Blazers getting a G League team (46:15).

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    • 58 min

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