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Do the Blazers Have to Win a Series to Call This Season a Success?

The Blazer’s Edge Podcast opens up this can of worms, and it’s big.

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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang review the past week’s games for the Portland Trail Blazers, explore conspiracy theories surrounding Maurice Harkless’ injured knee, discuss whether or not the Blazers need to win a playoff series to call this season a success, and debate who slots in best for Ed Davis while he’s out. We also go over Jusuf Nukic’s unseen contributions, the Blazer’s 3-point woes and more!


  • Intro
  • Kevin Durant hates blog boys
  • Clinching the playoffs
  • Memphis Grizzlies rematch
  • Meyers Leonard flex
  • New Orleans Pelicans review
  • Do you want to see Anthony Davis in a 7 game series
  • Damian Lillard and Baby Dame
  • Maurice Harkless knee surgery
  • Conspiracy theories and secret MRIs
  • CJ McCollum coming up short at the free throw line
  • Does that bother you at all
  • There isn’t a good time for injuries
  • Missing Ed Davis and Maurice Harkless
  • Previewing some playoff match ups
  • If Harkless is out what could that mean for the playoffs
  • Harkless playing his best basketball as a Blazer
  • Filling in the hole alongside Zach Collins
  • Who fits best
  • Meyers Leonard stepping up
  • Caleb Swanigan makes an appearance
  • Swanigan’s passing prowess
  • The Blazers side pick and roll with Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic
  • Collins and the dunk party for the LA Clippers
  • Simplifying things for Collins and letting him succeed
  • Portland is missing Davis’ offensive rebounds
  • An opportunity for Collins to expand his game
  • How players being out forces the “next man up” responsibility
  • Don’t throw passes to 7 footers below their waist
  • Blazers three point shooting falling off a cliff
  • Shabazz Napier, Pat Connaughton, Evan Turner and Collins can’t buy a three
  • When taking the right shot is no longer the right shot
  • Scouting the Blazers what do you take away
  • Houston’s defensive game plan
  • Nurkic and screen assists
  • The Blazers and moving screens- who’s the worst (best)
  • Taking a look at the final 5 games
  • Will the Blazers reach 50 wins
  • If the Blazers don’t win a series is that a disappointment
  • Closing comments
  • Outro