Join hosts Danny Marang and Brandon Sprague as they get you ready for tonight’s opening game - the Portland Trail Blazers host the Sacramento Kings as the first game of a new era, one spearheaded by new head coach Chauncey Billups gets under way.
Damian Lillard has fully committed to the Trail Blazers publicly, squashing all of Daryl Morey’s Christmas dreams a full two months ahead of schedule. CJ McCollum hopes to return to the 12 game stretch that he started with last year, without a doubt the best period of his career matched with Jusuf Nurkic’s desire to have a career year - in a contract year! Not to be outdone, young Anfernee Simons takes the reins of the bench unit as he too looks to deliver on high hopes and earn a new and bigger contract.
Storylines abound in Lillard’s 10th campaign - the Kings are the first opponent in his and the Blazer’s path...a 3-guard lineup of De’Aaron Fox, Tyrese Haliburton and Davion Mitchell await to test a newly installed but hardly tested Blazer’s defense. Who, or what, wins out likely decides the game and sets the tone for the season. So sit down, buckle up and hop in the chat - and get ready for another Trail Blazers season with the Jacked Ramsays pregame show live, hosted here on Blazer’s Edge.