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What Have We Learned Through 3 Preseason Games?

On this week’s edition of the Blazer’s Edge Podcast, Tara and Danny break down their first impressions of the Blazers in the preseason.

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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang take a look at the first 3 preseason games; who has stood out, who has lacked some polish, what are the big picture take aways, Jusuf Nurkic with the green light from 3, Nik Stauskas operating outside of expectations, Anfernee Simons continues to shine, Meyers Leonard delivering on offense, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum look ready to start the season, injury concerns for Moe Harkless and Evan Turner and more!


  • Intro
  • Opening comments
  • French tuck spotted!
  • What have we learned through 3 games of preseason basketball?
  • Nik Stauskas revival
  • What could this mean for the early season rotation?
  • Development curve for role players under Terry Stotts
  • Meyers Leonard delivering offensively so far
  • Dunks and 3’s oh my!
  • Tara calls Meyers a giant squid
  • Does Meyers look different?
  • Jusuf Nurkic 3’s are real!
  • Nurkic has found a great balance on both ends
  • Doubling down on Anfernee Simons
  • Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are in midseason form
  • Seth Curry and the 3-guard lineup
  • McCollum looking to facilitate
  • Zach Collins early impressions- a bit rough?
  • Don’t expect Collins to replace Ed Davis
  • Is Collins a slow starter?
  • Where will Wade Baldwin fit in this year?
  • Being on the floor for the halftime show
  • Maurice Harkless and Evan Turner both out- cause for concern?
  • Things you want to see over the last preseason games?
  • Meyers continuing to shoot well
  • Overall roster health
  • Seth Curry and Zach Collins have get right games before the season tips off
  • Closing comments
  • Outro