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Can the Blazers’ Current Roster Match Billups’ Expectations?

Inside the latest episode of The Church of Roy podcast, Brian and Steve discuss coach Chauncey Billups’ expectations for the Trail Blazers.

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The Church of Roy podcast returns to discuss coach Chauncey Billups’ vision for the Trail Blazers in the 2021-22 season. From defense to better shot selection, hosts Brian and Steve discuss how Portland’s current roster aligns with those expectations.

When it comes to defense, Brian and Steve discuss how it is crucial to re-tool Damian Lillard’s workload on offense so he can manage his energy levels on both ends of the floor. In regards to three-point shooting, Steve explains that the Blazers are one of the best offensive teams in the league. Why mess with a good thing?

Along with Billups’ vision, this episode touches on Dawn Staley’s comments about the Blazers’ coaching search. Is it concerning that star player relations was the top-line item in that interview?

Finally, the show closes out with a look at the latest rumors from around the league. It appears that Pascal Siakam is ready to return to Toronto and the Sixers are still desperate to land Lillard. Along with trade talk, Brian and Steve run down a short list of available free agents that make sense for the Blazers’ bench.

You can download today’s show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.