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How Can the Trail Blazers Improve Defensively?

RealGM's Danny Leroux joins the weekend podcast to talk about why he graded the Blazers poorly for their offseason, how they can improve on defense, the Warriors' chances at an unprecedented playoff run, Terry Stotts' national reputation, corollaries between Golden State and Portland and much more!

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Sporting News NBA salary cap expert Danny Leroux joins the Blazer’s Edge Weekend Podcast to discuss, among many topics:

  • Why he graded the Blazers poorly this offseason
  • How Portland can make tangible improvements on defense
  • Terry Stotts’ national reputation as a tactician
  • Golden State’s opportunity to make playoff history
  • Parallels between the Warriors and the Trail Blazers
  • His favorite team in NBA JAM

Danny can be found on Twitter @DannyLeroux. You can hear him on the Locked on Warriors Podcast, The Dunc’d On Podcast w/ Nate Duncan and RealGM Radio, and find his work at The Athletic and the Sporting News.

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Local Portland-area beatmaker and producer Odar provided the intro and outro music for this weekend's edition of the Blazer's Edge Podcast. See more of his work at soundcloud.com/odarbeats. Hip-hop fans can find Odar’s latest beatmaking on tracks 4 and 6 on Landon Wordswell’s latest album, Prayer and Whiskey (some lyrics NSFW).

The direct .mp3 link of the podcast is here.

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-- Chris Lucia | blazersedgepodcast@gmail.com | @ChrisLuciaPDX