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What does Zach Collins' injury mean for the Trail Blazers? Find out with the Blazer'sEdge Podcast!

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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang take a look a the first 3 games of the Blazers season to find themes (both good and bad), points of emphasis, discuss the defensive woes from the 3-point line, how the new players are fitting in, Rodney Hood’s possible emergence as that oft-discussed “3rd option,” Zach Collins’ shoulder injury and what Coach Stotts may do with the lineups, the next 3 upcoming games and more!

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Intro

Opening Comments

Early trends 2:00

What’s happening on defense? 3:00

Small sample size theater! 5:00

There’s good news, promise! 8:20

Do the Blazers finally have someone to count on beyond Dame & CJ? 13:00

Early impressions of Hassan Whiteside 16:30

Whiteside needing to step out of the paint defensively 21:00

How has Collins looked…before the injury 22:00

How will Stotts deal with Collins’ injury 28:00

First thoughts on Hezonja? 31:00

Could Hezonja start in Collins’ place? 34:00

The Kenergizer Bunny makes his appearance 37:00

CJ McCollum finds his shot and his finishing boots 41:00

The highs and lows of Anfernee Simons through 3 games 44:40

Heavy minutes for McCollum and Lillard early on 49:00

Looking at the next 3 games 56:00

Spurs keep Spursing - LaMarcus Aldridge and Dejounte Murray

OKC and conquering Chris Paul 1:00:00

Danny tried to Mel Gibson his shoulder back in once upon a time 1:07:00

Closing Comments

Outro