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Should the Blazers Make a Lineup Change?

Kristen Kerbaugh joins Danny on the latest edition of the Blazer’s Edge Podcast.

Portland Trail Blazers v Boston Celtics Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Danny Marang is joined by Trail Blazers Stage Manager, Kristen Kerbaugh to take a look at:

  • The first impressions of the return to play
  • Having front row seat to Dame-Time
  • The ridiculousness that is NBA officiating
  • NBA denying us trash talk with piped in music
  • Jusuf Nurkic returns!
  • Gary Trent Jr shines!
  • Portland vs Memphis
  • Zach Collins’ struggles
  • Portland vs Boston
  • A miraculous near-comeback
  • Looking ahead to Houston
  • ......and more!



Opening Comments

Kristen Kerbaugh - Trail Blazers Stage Manager

Best Seats in the House! - 2:00

Two games in, what are your initial thoughts on the return of the Blazers? 4:00

Being front row for Damian Lillard replay reviews 5:30

The magic of Terry Stotts at the replay booth 7:30

The never ending foul parade... Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins, Hassan Whiteside 9:00

The NBA has cranked up the volume in the arena to deny us the trash talk on the floor! 11:00

First impressions on the return of Jusuf Nurkic? 14:00

The difference in the Blazer’s with Nurk on the floor 16:30

Nurkic and the necessary risks he takes 18:00

How has he looked defensively? 18:30

Levels of activity 21:00

Gary Trent Jr is alive! 23:00

The build up of Trent this year 25:00

Zach Collins and fouls are a problem 29:00

Putting a bow on the Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies 32:00

How do you keep Hassan Whiteside happy? 33:30

Whiteside WILL have a game where he’ll matter 37:30

The half that shall not be named 39:00

Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker present problems 40:00

A different Blazers team in the 2nd half vs the Boston Celtics

Damian Lillard and an injury that he needs to work through every year 41:00

Focusing on everything but the final minutes 43:00

Looking at the final play where Lillard passed to Nurkic for 2 45:00

Should the Blazers look to make a lineup change? 48:00

Where do you see Collins more comfortable at? 53:00

Looking at the Houston Rockets 55:00

Should the Blazers go to Nurkic and pound inside?

Does Portland opt to go Box and one vs James Harden again? 57:00

How many games does Portland need to win to force the play in game? 1:00:00

Closing comments