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Danny Marang and Steve Dewald exchange thoughts on Skinny Melo and the Blazers’ chances to make the postseason on the latest episode of the Blazer’s Edge Podcast.

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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Steve Dewald joins Danny Marang to take a look at how the first week in the bubble has gone. They touch on: Carmelo Anthony (Skinny Melo), Portland gearing up offensively, what birthday meal you would have in the bubble and the impact of the injuries and absences that the Pelicans and Kings are enduring. Finally, Steve and Danny deliver their NBA award predictions.

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Intro

Opening comments

Losing weight in quarantine

Are you buying Skinny Melo? 1:50

Do you think it’s going to matter if Carmelo Anthony dropped the weight? 4:30

Could Portland reap the benefits of having an offensive ready starting rotation going into the Bubble? 6:00

Damian Lillard’s 30th birthday catered by CJ McCollum

What are you getting delivered for your birthday in the bubble? 8:00

How do you eat a lobster with hotel silverware? 9:00

Shocking reveal, star player has presidential suite! 14:00

Ben Golliver and the media bubble 16:00

Favorite moments of the “campus life” so far 17:30

Lillard: “don’t waste our time here”

Zion Williamson, DeAaron Fox (and now Marvin Bagley) out for a period leading up to the restart 20:00

How many games do the Blazer’s need to win to get into the playoffs? 21:50

Are you more confident that the bubble will work now? 23:00

What are you looking for during the restart?

Anfernee Simons needed a reset 26:00

Expectations for Nassir Little 30:00

Regular season awards!

Where does Dame fall as an ALL NBA player? 31:00

Who’s your DPOY? 32:00

Is it Ja Morant or Zion as your Rookie of the Year? 33:30

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