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The Difference Between Trust and Talent

In the latest edition of the Blazer’s Edge Podcast, Tara and Danny dig into Neil Olshey’s in depth interview.

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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang take a look back at the week that was; NBA Africa with Al-Farouq Aminu and the basketball savant Joel Embiid, Neil Olshey’s “State of the Blazers Union” address with specific highlights such as; TPE value discussion, conspiracy theories, the real reason the Blazers let Ed Davis go, Olshey doing his best Jeff Goldblum impersonation, how Portland changed their offseason plan quite drastically Las Vegas Over/Under and more!


  • Intro
  • Opening comments
  • NBA AfricaJoel Embiid, basketball savant
  • Al-Farouq Aminu did something
  • Offseason workouts and developing skills
  • The work players put in to develop their game
  • Neil Olshey interview
  • Understanding what Olshey was talking about with the TPE value and admitting they got it wrong
  • Conspiracy Theories!
  • The real reasons the Blazers let Ed Davis go
  • Impact on the big man rotation
  • The difference between trust and talent
  • Neil Olshey goes Jeff Goldblum and finds a way
  • Looking back at getting CJ into the lineup early in his career
  • Admitting mistakes that don’t matter
  • Olshey states that Portland had 5 wings in mind- who could they have been?
  • Overall reaction to the Olshey State of the Union
  • Favorite Blazers offseason memories of all time
  • Blazers over/under announced at 41.5 wins
  • Closing comments
  • Outro