On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang take a look at the upcoming trade deadline and explore what Portland is possibly doing in the lead up to the midseason break. Will they be looking to add to the roster? Will they opt to fall inside the luxury tax and make moves on the periphery? Why would Jeremy Lin’s name pop up out of nowhere? Beyond that, they take a look at the past week of very business-like basketball where Portland went 4-1 on a 5 game home-stand, Nurkic v Jokic, what we know now about this team that we didn’t to start the season and more!
2:00 Taking care of business
5:00 Tara doesn’t like to call teams good or bad
6:30 Reviewing the Blazers-Nuggets game
7:45 Jusuf Nurkic v Nikola Jokic
9:00 Why you don’t double-team Jokic
10:30 Thoughts after Denver game
12:00 Tara doesn’t like Jokic because there’s no flash... is she wrong?
15:00 What do we know now about this team that we didn’t know to start the season?
19:00 They ran a post up for Jake Layman
20:30 Breaking down shot opportunity
23:30 Auditioning Collins for a starting role?
26:30 Will this Blazers roster look the same after the all-star break?
30:20 Every team is making and taking calls to find where other teams sit
33:00 Teams know what other teams are looking for
35:00 Reading the tea leaves around Jeremy Lin and Atlanta... Taurean Prince
39:00 Buyout candidates and the Blazers - a rabbit hole
47:00 Upcoming schedule - padding some wins before the break
51:00 Jusuf Nurkic and the Blazer’s new style- how will it do vs AD and the Pelicans
56:00 Closing Comments