The Church of Roy podcast returned this week to discuss the young players on the Trail Blazers’ roster that are positioned for big things in the 2021-22 season. Hosts Brian Wilcox and Steve Dewald welcomed The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks to this week’s show to deliver an expanded look at the Blazers’ prospects.
Before diving into the Portland’s youngsters, Tjarks provided an outside assessment of Damian Lillard’s noteworthy 2021 offseason. Regardless of their less-than-ideal exit against Nuggets, the Blazers did not make a big move to crack the top tier of the Western Conference. Will there be consequences for Portland’s routine offseason?
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Following the Lillard discussion, Steve and Brian shifted the conversation to Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little. Tjarks discussed Simons’ role with the Blazers and how that impacts his value as a trade asset. For Little, it comes down to his ability to knock down shots consistently.
In the final segment of the show, Tjarks discussed Greg Brown’s tenure at Texas. Like Little, Brown’s NBA potential could reach a new level if he develops a three-point shot.