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

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On this week’s Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang are joined by Steve Dewald to take a look back over the last week and discuss: Carmelo Anthony signing, the ups and downs of momentum, what will the rotations look like, trends in wins and losses, the bright spot that is Nassir Little, how bad are things really, and much more!

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Intro

Opening comments

Steve Dewald - first reactions to Carmelo Anthony signing

Melo and “ring rust” 3:00

Could/Should Melo start? 7:00

How will Nassir Little’s role/rotation shift? 10:00

Can the Blazers take advantage of Melo’s knowledge? 13:00

Why does Melo deserve anything? 17:00

The difference between between chaos and dysfunction 22:00

The Pau Gasol question 26:00

What is the best case scenario for Little right now? 28:30

Nassir Little reminiscent of Gerald Wallace 31:30

What is Little’s ceiling by the end of the year? 33:00

Could we see more lineups with Kent Bazemore and Nassir Little? 35:00

Where is CJ McCollum at right now? 38:30

Was CJ hindered by the points of emphasis fouls? 41:30

What have we seen in Blazers wins and losses? 43:00

Blazers have not been able to control momentum at all this season 47:00

Maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem? 52:00

Were you surprised that Damian Lillard took the 3 for 60? 56:00

Closing comments

Outro