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Nurkic, the Trail Blazers and Unfinished Business

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Dan and Tara return to talk about the Blazers future during the NBA’s hiatus.

Phoenix Suns v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

After a brief break, the Blazer’s Edge podcast with Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang is back! On this week’s episode Tara and Danny catch up on reactions from the league postponing play, the delay to Jusuf Nurkic’s return, the unfinished business of this year’s team, what could happen if the season resumes, the possible financial ramifications if the season is canceled, things to do to pass the time and a reminder to help one another and take care of each other!

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A bonus feature this week- if you want to see all of the ridiculous faces Danny makes while Tara rolls her eyes at him... now you can!

Intro

Opening comments

Staying safe and sane during social isolation 2:00

Immediate reaction to the shut down of the season 4:00

Players coming together to help 8:00

NBA players not being able to play ball - what are they doing now? 10:00

What will happen if the season resumes? 12:00

Quick detour to talk about the uniqueness of Duncan Robinson 14:00

The delayed return of Jusuf Nurkic 18:00

The “what if” of the season resuming and the improved health of the Blazers 22:00

Missing out on how Nurkic-Hassan Whiteside would work together...or not. 25:00

Portland dealt a bad hand, could it end up okay that it was THIS season? 30:00

Looking to the 2020 NBA season and what the financial impact could be on the Trail Blazers 34:00

How to plan for team building with so many uncertainties 40:00

Things we missed out on: Who was better, the Lakers or the Clippers? 45:00

Doing things outside of basketball, Patty Mills and Jamal Murray 48:00

The reminder, do not Google “Fournier” 49:00

How are you passing the time now? 50:00

Streaming on Twitch with Anfernee Simons 52:00

Dealing and coping with everything that’s going on 55:00

If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for help! 57:00

Closing comments

Outro