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Danny and Tara break it all down on the latest edition of the Blazer’s Edge Podcast.

Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

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!

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Intro

Opening Comments

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

Outro