Blazer’s Edge writer and editor Lindsay H (@corvallisonian) joins the WHAT podcast to wrap up the 2018-19 Portland Trail Blazers season. What was the best game? Who had the best individual performance? Who was most improved? Which player was the most reliable off the bench? From Nik Stauskas on opening night to Anfernee Simons in the last game of the season, from Moe Harkless finding his groove to Jusuf Nurkic’s New Years Day 5X5, we share all of our favorite moments and most memorable performances.
1:30 Icebreaker: If you could go back in time and watch one live basketball game, which would it be?
6:30 Best games of the season:
- Last game of the season vs SAC
- Game 5 vs Oklahoma City Thunder
- Game 7 vs Denver
- Opening night vs LeBron James playing his first game on the Lakers
- Defeat Golden State Warriors Feb 13, Zach Collins colorful language and getting under Klay Thompson’s skin
10:30 Best individual performances
- Anfernee Simons vs SAC 37 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists in 48 minutes
- Jake Layman vs Phoenix Dec 6, 10 of 13 for 24 points
- Jusuf Nurkic 5x5, 24 points, 23 rebounds, seven assists, five steals and five blocks vs Sacramento Kings in OT on New Years day
- Meyers Leonard vs Golden State
16:00 Damian Lillard general appreciation time.
17:45 Best off-the-court story lines/individual performances
- Stuck in the elevator
- Elle Leonard sharp shooter
- CJ McCollum is trying
- Evan Turner Halloween costumes
- Nurkic driving to arena for Game 5 to help close out the first round series
23:15 Most improved Blazers, Collins, Moe Harkless, Leonard
29:30 Best player off the bench? Collins, Seth Curry, Evan Turner
35:00 Most anticipated player to watch next season? Simons, Collins, Harkless
39:00 Off season fantasy move?
- Sign Enes Kanter for a discount
- Do something exciting at the draft
- Trade for Anthony Davis
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Music used in the episode: “Happy Alley” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License