Tara and Cassidy discuss the Portland Trail Blazers’ first four games — how much can we learn from this start? We discuss how high our expectations were going into the season and whether or not they have been met. Damian Lillard always meets our expectations, but who else has? Who are we still waiting on to shine?
Then we talk to Jannelle Moore from Golden State of Mind about the surprising start for the Golden State Warriors. Why does she think they are struggling? How much is the coach to blame? How will they look when the Trail Blazers play them in San Francisco next week?
1:00 Icebreaker courtesy of twitter friend @burlicious_M: what was your favorite Halloween costume?
6:00 Historical starts for the Blazers.
10:00 Did we have high expectations or low expectations and why?
14:00 Sometimes it is hard or weird to watch this team because we were so used to the last team.
15:15 Zach Collins’ injury, how did we react? What does it mean for the team?
19:00 Coaches challenges and last two minute reports: best things ever? Terrible ideas? Or somewhere in between?
27:00 Jannelle Moore, Golden State of Mind. What were her expectations for the Warriors going into the season and how have they been met (or not)?
29:15 Steve Kerr enjoyed the success of the last several years, now he’s going to have to deal with the pressure.
36:00 Draymond Green and Omari Spellman and The Warrior’s Way.
38:00 What is missing in the Warriors culture right now?
40:00 Warriors dynasty is not over. They were never a dynasty, they were just really good.
44:45 Is this the year of the Timberwolves?
45:30 Confidence in shooters is fun! Kent Bazemore plays with abandon and we love it.
47:15 Bench celebrations are going well, especially considering they are just getting used to each other.
49:00 Skal Labissiere looking good early.
51:00 When will Anthony Tolliver heat up from the three-point line?
54:00 First-to-50 update.
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Music used in the episode: “Happy Alley” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.