The Church of Roy podcast is back to discuss the Trail Blazers’ current roster as the dust settles on a quiet free agency. Before looking outward at the players that Portland was rumored to be in the hunt for, Brian and Steve discuss the crucial season that sits in front of center Jusuf Nurkic. Can the big fella put it all together for a productive year just before negotiating a new contract?
Along with Nurkic’s 2021-22 forecast, Brian and Steve deliver a list of players that they are excited to see in new roles. Unsurprisingly, they both hope to see Norman Powell get a decent run at shooting guard. In terms of the younger players, the stage is set for Nassir Little to make a leap.
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In the final segment, Brian and Steve discuss the players that the Blazers attempted to sign. DeMar DeRozan and Kelly Oubre Jr. are two players that would have boosted Portland’s depth at forward. If the rumors are true, will the Blazers follow a DeRozan-Oubre outline when identifying future trade targets?