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Is Portland’s coach at the center of the Trail Blazers’ struggles?

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On this week's episode of the Blazer's Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Dan Marang break down the Portland Trail Blazers’ miraculous comeback versus the Philadelphia 76ers and the absolute dumpster fire that was the match up with the league-worst Atlanta Hawks. What happened, what went right and/or wrong, what does it mean going forward? Plus breaking Jusuf Nurkic's nose before every game, the rise of Shabazz Napier and whether or not Coach Stotts is to blame for Portland’sthe up and down play.

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Intro

Damian Lillard taking every game off he needs to get healthy

Outlining the comeback vs the 76ers

Napier, Nurkic, McCollum and a free throw bonanza

Mad Nurkic vs Sad Nurkic

Dan's rant on officiating, what's wrong with it and how to fix it going forward

Blazers take another team lightly and pick up their worst loss of the year

Where does the blame fall? Coach, player(s), GM, ownership, etc

What has Coach Stotts done for this team, and how good is he as a coach

Getting the most out of players

Why the issues with the team don't fall at Stotts' feet

Why coaches don't play rookies leaguewide

Ed Davis continues to shine

Pairing Davis with Zach Collins on and off the floor

Where does Portland's bench rank in the league

Pat Connaughton and Shabazz Napier knowing their role and shining

Expectation vs reality

What do the Blazers do at the trade deadline

Breaking down the upcoming schedule

What happens to Portland between now and the trade deadline

New Years resolutions for Blazer players

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