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Can the Blazers Compete Without Jusuf Nurkic?

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The Blazer’s Edge Podcast examines the importance of the center Portland’s waiting for.

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On this week’s edition of the Blazer’s Edge podcast- host Danny Marang returns to talk about the Blazer’s struggles against top end teams, Norman Powell’s integration into the game plan on both sides of the floor. H focuses on whether or not the Blazers can trust Jusuf Nurkic... and/or trust his health. It’s not all doom and gloom, as Dallas the adorable Chi-weenie-poo makes her podcast debut!

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Intro

Welcome in, Dallas Marang!

Norman Powell through 6 games 2:30

Powell filling a role that’s been missing for 7 years 4:30

Looking at Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and TJ Leaf acquisitions 6:30

Why couldn’t Portland land someone like LaMarcus Aldridge?

Looking at the context clues for the defensive woes 9:30

If you’re looking for some semblance of silver lining... 12:00

Portland can cover up when CJ McCollum is out... 13:30

Can the Blazers trust Jusuf Nurkic? 15:00

Portland still has playmaking issues without Nurkic on the floor 18:00

Can the Blazer’s compete with/without Nurkic? 19:30

There can no longer be discussion about the defense, action only 22:30

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Outro