On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Kendyl Bennett and Isaiah De Los Santos of Blazer’s Edge bring in a new and fresh perspective with grizzled veterans Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang. On the slate this week: coaching carousels, biggest surprises and disappointments, making the right decisions in free agency, debate the finer points of Iso vs team basketball, styles of playmaking, making improvements in the offseason, who has the most to prove.
Kendyl Bennett and Isaiah De Los Santos
Coaching circles and vacancies
The coaches are coming, the coaches are coming
Is it good that the Portland assistants’ names are out there
Reading the tea leaves around Terry Stotts
If an assistant leaves is that a signal that Stotts is on his way out
Sweeping changes? What sweeping changes?
Biggest surprises and biggest disappointments this season
Maurice Harkless and CJ McCollum
Jusuf Nurkic and the ups and downs
Two years later, the Blazers still don’t know who the 3rd option is
Who has the most to prove next year and how do they do it?
Nurkic and making the right decisions
CJ McCollum, rounding out his game
Isolation scoring vs Team scoring
How do the Blazers evolve from one to the other
The differences in playmaking between Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum
If you’re the GM, what’s your first priority on Day 1 of free agency
The ghosts of 2016, will they haunt this free agency period
If you had to pick, would you rather be in Portland’s position or the OKC
With the Blazers season over, what or who are you watching in NBA now