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Trail Blazers Training Camp Week 1 Highlights

The Fanalyst Edition of the Blazer’s Edge Podcast airs this weekend, as Tara and Jo talk training camp in Portland, NBA uniform sponsors, effective screen-setting & more!

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Jo and Tara catch up on highlights from Media Day and the first week of training camp. What did Damian Lillard say that caught our attention? What will “back-up point guard” look like as played by Evan Turner? And who are some possible candidates for the first-ever sponsor patches coming to NBA uniforms in 2017-18? Join us for all this and a closer look at what makes a well-set screen?

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Highlights

2:00 In defense of Media Day

4:15 Shout out to David MacKay for his awesome coverage of Media Day and Training Camp!

5:20 Damian Lillard: ready to “put in plays and manipulate coverage” and why we are so excited about that.

10:45 Ed Davis: puttin’ on pounds. Does anyone else think Damian is looking a little more muscular in the shoulders?

13:00 Moe Harkless is looking at the rim instead of the ball when he shoots. What does the rest of the NBA do?

16:00 Mason Plumlee: mid-range jump shot and rookie extension

18:00 What is Festus Ezeli’s role on this team?

20:00 Evan Turner playing point guard

23:10 Our best guesses for the starting lineup on opening night of the regular season

28:00 The NBA is introducing sponsorship patches on the uniforms in 2017-18. What companies might be good candidates for the Trail Blazer’s uniforms?

33:20 Basketball, tech companies, and the NBA Hackathon

38:30 Screen talk. What does a good screen look like?

References

Watching the Rim or the Ball: Where do you look when the ball leaves your hands?

NBA Player’s Association Tech Summit (Video)

NBA Player’s Association Career Crossover Day

Sponsor patches on jerseys

NBA Hackathon