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No Contract is Unmovable

On the latest episode of the Blazer's Edge Podcast, Danny and Tara break down the recent moves in the Western Conference.

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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang take a look at the moves made this week by the Los Angeles Lakers (buying out Luol Deng), the Phoenix Suns (sending out Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss) and the Houston Rockets (moving Ryan Anderson and De’Anthony Melton) - and how that could impact the Western Conference and what it could potentially mean for the Trail Blazers. Beyond that, the Suns apparently picked up the phone to call and ask about Damian Lillard...without including Devin Booker or DeAndre Ayton.

Danny and Tara discuss how that phone call probably went and then dive down the rabbit hole of a deal that maybe could work. From there it’s the rise of Donovan Mitchell’s profile nationally and how that could impact Damian Lillard in the coming years. That and more on this week’s episode!


  • Intro
  • Opening Comments
  • Luol Deng bought out by Lakers
  • Lakers punting on the season
  • LA’s ability to be the next superteam
  • Phoenix-Houston trade
  • First of all... what the?!
  • Is Houston a good place for developing players
  • What exactly is Houston doing?
  • Have the Rockets gotten better this summer?
  • Contracts of 2016, who’s left standing?
  • The Suns called about Damian Lillard
  • How did this phone call go?
  • Is there a deal that could be made between Portland and Phoenix?
  • What if the Suns called about CJ McCollum- is there a deal there?
  • Damian Lillard and Khalil Mack...a rant.
  • Donovan Mitchell over Damian Lillard as a All-Star next year, buying it?
  • How is Lillard looked at nationally vs Mitchell?
  • Closing Comments
  • Outro