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Observations & Overreactions from the Blazers’ Opening Week

The Church of Roy podcast is back to discuss the first week of action from the Trail Blazers.

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The Church of Roy podcast is back to analyze the Trail Blazers’ first three games. With Brian Wilcox out, Blazer’s Edge contributor Adrian Bernecich joined host Steve Dewald on today’s show to discuss early concerns from Portland’s 1-2 start.

Steve and Adrian start with the positives. Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little look solid. Both former first-round picks appear ready for meaningful roles moving forward. In the starting lineup, CJ McCollum is off to a hot start. Can he maintain his 50-40-90 pace? Finally, both Steve and Adrian commented on Cody Zeller’s sturdy play off the bench.

Damian Lillard’s slow start and Portland’s turnover issues dominated the conversation in the second half of the show. What will it take for Lillard to find his rhythm on offense? Steve hinted that creating second-chance opportunities could provide an immediate boost to the entire offense.

You can download this episode on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.