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The Pressure Is On, Can the Blazers Pull Off A Big Trade?

The Church of Roy Podcast drops in to discuss the wild sequence of events that unfolded on Friday for the Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard.

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The Church of Roy podcast returned for a weekend edition to cover how Damian Lillard’s comments could impact the Trail Blazers this offseason. Premium Hoops and Indy Cornrows contributor Mark Schindler and Blazer’s Edge contributor Adrian Bernecich joined host Steve Dewald to discuss the wide-ranging rumors tied to a potential trade request from Lillard, how Lillard shot down those reports, and why the Blazers should feel pressured to make a noteworthy move this summer.

Along with recapping a day that started with a report from TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott, the fellas touched on how the Blazers can dig themselves out of the hole that they have climbed in.

Lillard’s comments have made it clear that the expectation is that the Blazers need to significantly improve their roster for next season. How can the Blazers reach that mark? Will the pressure that Lillard applies hinder Portland’s ability to negotiate a deal that isn’t lopsided? All of those topics and more are included in this special episode of The Church of Roy podcast.

You can download this episode at Spotify or Apple Podcasts.