On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang have an off day pod to take a look at the night that was for Jusuf Nurkic, Damian Lillard’s All-Star odds, the Blazers going back in time, resorting the Blazers offense, where does CJ McCollum fit in now, storylines to be left in 2018 and more!
2:00 Lillard All-Star odds
4:00 The schedule gets “less bleak” after a brutal December
5:20 “I don’t understand how the Blazers are playing every other night”
6:20 You can run the offense through Jusuf Nurkic
8:00 Takeaways from the Nurkic 5x5 performance
9:10 How would Nurkic react without having the ball?
11:00 Nurkic picking and choosing his moments better this year
12:30 Harkless has the ability to be THAT guy nightly, that’s what’s frustrating
16:20 “Moe is filling that 3rd option.”
17:30 “I love it when he (Aminu) brings the chaos.”
20:30 “Right now I think it’s best that Dame is the 1st option and then Nurkic (with the ball) as the 2nd option.”
23:00 “I love the bounce pass...but please throw one over the top.”
24:40 Have the Blazers found something to counter what teams will throw at Dame?
29:00 Thoughts on Seth (Curry) and the 2nd unit’s performance lately
34:35 I worry that the matchups have favored Nurkic recently, how will he do
35:00 Nurkic has spent the last few years figuring out his skills and what it all means within the context of the team
38:00 CJ McCollum and his evolution within this new offense
42:00 What are the storylines you want to see left behind in 2018?
43:00 Zach Collins should start
46:00 Feeling sorry for the Warriors
47:10 Saying Meyers Leonard isn’t good
50:10 It’s not how much the Blazers pass, it’s where they pass to