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What are your expectations for the Blazers in the playoffs?

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

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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang are joined by the illustrious Steve Dewald (aka Dave Deckard in Training or DDIT) to take a look at the Blazer’s season, how it all feels now that it’s coming to a close, expectations and broken hearts, a look at the most likely playoff matchup with the Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles and the Utah Jazz, what is fair to expect of Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood, a look at the upcoming Nike Hoop Summit and more!


  • Intro
  • Opening Comments
  • 2:40 How does this season feel now?
  • 4:50 Were expectations met?
  • 7:00 Most likely scenario for the Blazers…the Jazz
  • 7:40 Damian Lillard wants to rest
  • 8:30 Anything to take away from Denver match ups?
  • 10:00 Matching up with the Utah Jazz
  • 10:40 “We have a Hulk”
  • 11:40 Redemption stories in the Jazz series; Rodney Hood & Enes Kanter
  • 15:20 When the playoffs start will we see the same things the Blazers have done all year?
  • 18:00 New series, same question - will the Blazers role players show up?
  • 22:20 What do you think Kanter’s assignment will be?
  • 26:40 How will Portland deal with the pick & roll?
  • 31:20 Trying to find the positive in the match up
  • 32:30 We’ve seen what playoff defenses can do to Lillard
  • 36:00 What would you consider success for the team at this point?
  • 40:00 Is it fair to ask Lillard to deliver in the playoffs this year?
  • 43:00 Lillard gets hit with a “flopping warning” vs Nuggets
  • 44:15 Relationships between players and referees
  • 49:00 First look at the new crop of future stars at Nike Hoop Summit
  • Closing Comments
  • Outro