On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang try to make sense of the last few weeks, why the Blazers suddenly can’t defend the 3-point line, weird starts and bad endings to games, firing up the trade machine, the turn “against” CJ McCollum.
0:20 Why can’t the Blazers defend the 3-point shot?
4:00 What is Kyle Korver known for doing?
4:25 What should you never do on Kyle Korver?
5:25 Tara agrees that Danny is objective, kind of
6:15 The lack of effort makes me want to pull my hair out
7:00 Doncic had to redeem himself after Aminu dunked the life out of him
9:30 I want to come up with a reason, but there’s not a lot of stuff outside of effort & decision making
9:55 Who are we to know what is creating this perceived lack of effort?
12:50 Portland hasn’t won a game trailing heading into the 4th quarter this season
13:50 Damian Lillard scores a lot in the 2nd half but what’s going on in the 1st?
15:50 Starting the game through Harkless or Nurkic
17:40 and now.... Back to back with the Warriors
20:40 Asking around about trade value in Portland, it wasn’t pretty
21:40 I’ve never heard the cries for a trade, this loud
23:30 Twitter questions!
24:00 Fire up the Trade Machine!
25:50 The way people talk about trading McCollum now is different
28:40 What are the options for Jody Allen or a prospective owner going forward
29:20 Spotting the next up & coming player and making the move
30:40 The team that keeps popping up around the league as a landing spot for CJ, Dallas
31:00 Does Harrison Barnes move the needle for CJ?
34:10 The market is not aligned for Portland to capitalize right now
39:50 Article on Ed Davis and being shocked about Ed Davis being let go...
40:30 How letting Davis go gave more opportunity to Leonard and Collins
44:50 Getting wrapped up in the role players and not seeing the bigger picture
45:20 Maximizing Leonard and Turner by optimizing their skills
50:20 Tweet for the optimists... what are you excited about?
54:00 Demanding more from the organizations
56:20 Tired of the same hamster wheel... I want a new wheel.