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Is Terry Stotts Really Coach of the Year?

The Blazer’s Edge podcast tackles Stotts as COTY, the Blazers win streak, great defenders, the resurrection of Moe Harkless, and more.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara and Danny take a look back at the week that was for the Portland Trail Blazers, who added 4 more wins to their now 13-game winning streak. The hosts take some listener questions, discuss the re-emergence of Maurice Harkless, imagine Jusuf Nurkic’s life flashing before his eyes when LeBron James dunked on him, debate the merits of Al-Farouq Aminu and Jusuf Nurkic on the All Defensive Team, speculate whether Coach Terry Stotts has a real shot at NBA Coach of the Year, and more!


  • Intro
  • Revisiting preseason picks
  • Winning the games that Portland should
  • Reviewing the past 4 wins
  • LeBron James dunking on Jusuf Nurkic
  • Zach Collins’ growth over the last few weeks
  • Blazers role players showing up
  • The middle of the floor opening up
  • Maurice Harkless makes an appearance
  • The Blazers offense is running on all cylinders
  • Blazers pick and roll is setting up everyone else
  • Jusuf Nurkic at the beginning of the season vs now
  • Listener question!
  • What moves would Portland have to make if they want to contend in the near future? I really feel that the door is closing for our chance. The time is now, but at the same time, that’s probably not realistic. What are your thoughts?
  • What are Portland’s options for growth
  • Evaluating where Portland sits in the pecking order
  • Damian Lillard has another gear
  • Twitter Questions
  • What’s the over/under for wins on the season
  • Next 4 games- Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, OKC Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans
  • Is this level of play sustainable
  • Perspective on what 50 wins means for the franchise
  • Ed Davis gets a night off
  • Terry Stotts, take a bow
  • Is Terry Stotts a COY candidate
  • Where has Shabazz Napier gone to
  • Blazers creating fast break opportunities
  • Al-Farouq Aminu and the All-Defense Team
  • Is Nurkic a viable All Defense Team candidate
  • Nurkic’s defensive impact in 2018
  • What’s different this time around without Nurkic Fever
  • Closing Comments