The Church of Roy podcast is back to deliver a comprehensive preview for the Trail Blazers’ 2021-22 season. In the main segment of the show, hosts Brian Wilcox and Steve Dewald detail 10 items that could both make or break Portland’s season.
Before jumping into the preview list, Brian and Steve discuss the latest news emerging from the saga between the 76ers and Ben Simmons. That conversation led into a similar discussion about the situation between the Kings and Marvin Bagley III. Steve explained that Bagley is a perfect buy-low target for the Blazers.
When it comes to the Blazers, Brian detailed the importance of Portland’s developing players. If an injury occurs or rest is needed, Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little have to answer the call. Both Brian and Steve explained that the Blazers must control the rebounding battle. Until the defense improves, the Blazers cannot allow easy second-chance points. Player development and a return to rebounding dominance are just two of the ten topics that Brian and Steve covered in this episode.
Finally, the show wraps up with a look at the first week of action.