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Danny and Sean Highkin from Bleacher Report run through the options on the latest Blazer’s Edge Podcast!

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On this week’s Blazer’s Edge podcast, Danny Marang is joined by Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report to discuss: NBA schedule release for the restart, the path to the playoffs for the Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings & New Orleans Pelicans, do the Pelicans and Zion Williamson have and easier path, Trevor Ariza opting out of the restart, the lineup changes with Ariza absent, Blazer’s roster moves (if any), and a whole lot more!

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Intro

Opening comments

Tom Thibodeau, Daryl Morey and the Rockets situation

SCHEDULE RELEASE! 2:15

“Starting the season with the Jazz is a choice” -Highkin

First game for the Blazers return is against the Memphis Grizzlies 3:00

Did the New Orleans Pelicans get a softer path to a playoff opportunity? 4:30

Taking a look at the Blazer’s 8 games and a shot at a play in game

How many games do the Blazer’s need to win to make the play in game? 7:00

Could the Blazers get lucky on the back end of their schedule?

Can you judge the schedule based on performance earlier in the season? 10:00

Player privacy and positive tests being disclosed 16:30

Trevor Ariza opting out of the restart due to family situation 19:00

What do the Blazer’s do now? 20:00

Do you move Carmelo Anthony down to the 3? 21:00

Who starts....again? 22:30

Could Gary Trent Jr be the answer to start at the 3? 26:00

Who are the free agents the Blazer’s could sign?

Michael Beasley, Iman Shumpert, Allen Crabbe, Allonzo Trier? 29:00

The NBPA and Nike working together to customize jerseys to highlight protests 32:00

Can the Blazers/Will the Blazers have the shot at the play in games? 35:30

Overarching thoughts on the restart of the season, the bubble, protests, media access and a lot more 40:00

8 year anniversary of Damian Lillard’s draft night and fake earrings

Sean Highkin’s story on the 10 year anniversary of the FIBA team that shaped the current NBA 46:00

Closing comments

Outro