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What Effect Will the Butler Trade Have?

Tara and Danny break it all down on this week's edition of the Blazer's Edge Podcast.

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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang have on special guest Sean Highkin to talk about the now epic saga of Jimmy Butler, Karl Anthony-Towns, Coach Thibodeau, Sean’s wildest days covering the Chicago Bulls beat, whether or not Portland is really a player for Butler, should the Blazers include CJ McCollum in a deal, what this means for the Western Conference, expectations for the Blazers rotations, different defensive wrinkles, favorite media day quotes, what to look forward to in the preseason and more!


  • Intro
  • Opening comments
  • Sean Highkin everybody!
  • The Timberwolves and the apocalypse
  • How dirty has the whole situation become?
  • Breaking down the events of the past week
  • A bored Stephen Jackson is amazing
  • Realistic destinations for Butler
  • Most dysfunction team Sean’s seen/covered
  • Tara feels bad for Timberwolves fans, but loves the carnage
  • How much leverage do the Timberwolves have
  • Should Portland offer CJ in a deal?
  • The package that Portland should offer
  • The price of Butler, financially could get messy
  • Why you need to take the best offer
  • Butler is cut from a different cloth, would that work in Portland?
  • Coach Stotts and consistency
  • What are some of the keys to the Stotts system
  • Looking forward to the Blazers defense this year
  • How the Blazers could offer different looks between Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins
  • Could the Blazers switch on defense?
  • The Blazers in transition on offense...can it get better?
  • Is Seth Curry the answer for the 2nd unit and transition points?
  • Sean’s thoughts on Collins heading into the season
  • Blazers Media Day!
  • Best media day quotes
  • Giving coaches player personnel power is not a good idea
  • Closing comments
  • Outro