It’s a back-to-back as the Portland Trail Blazers fresh of Friday night’s victory get set to take on the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers Saturday night in Portland. While there will be plenty of eyes on the floor, there will be whispers about President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey’s future after a late Friday night announcement (read: news dump) came out stating the Olshey was being investigated for creating and/or fostering a hostile and toxic workplace.
The organization has released a statement acknowledging the investigation but no more at this time is known. How will this effect the team tonight? Some? Not at all? The night-to-night likely isn’t impacted as much as the long term with so many variables surrounding the construction of this roster - however the major story lines will still hold up.
Will Damian Lillard find his jumper? How about Jusuf Nurkic being the man he so desperately wants to be? Can Anfernee Simons and Norman Powell continue hitting nearly everything? Has Robert Covington woken up to start the season? Find out next on the Jacked Ramsays pregame with Danny Marang and Brandon Sprague!