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The Blazers Will Need to see Internal Development

The Blazer’s Edge Podcast examines how Portland can develop talent internally.

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The Blazer’s Edge Podcast is back! This week, Dan and Tara discuss which Trail Blazer most exceeded expectations last year and set expectations for this season. They also ask:

  • What can Damian Lillard do to take his game to another level?
  • Can C.J. McCollum continue the defense that he showed during the playoffs?
  • Will Jusuf Nurkic have an outside shot?
  • Will 2015-16 Ed Davis return from injury?
  • What can Al-Farouq Aminu and Moe Harkless do to make the team better?

As you can see, we’re all about internal development this week on the Blazer’s Edge podcast.

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Episode Highlights

2:25 - How the solar eclipse was like the 2015-16 Trail Blazers season.

6:50 - Who are the Trail Blazers who most exceeded expectations? Jerome Kersey, Brandon Roy, Damian Lillard.

15:00 - Internal development for the coming season.

15:49 - Damian Lillard: tidier shot selection.

19:15 - Al-Farouq Aminu and Maurice Harkless: continue to improve corner 3-point shooting.

21:35 - CJ McCollum: play like he did against Klay Thompson.

24:01 - Jusuf Nurkic: gradually introduce outside shooting ability, not to take lots of outside shots, but to make them when the opportunity arises.

27:06 - Who will be the first center off the bench? What does the lineup look like when Nurk sits?

28:27 - How will Ed Davis play this season?

34:34 - Meyers Leonard: Shot speed and confidence.

39:44 - Why did Evan Turner fit in Boston and how can he fit in Portland?

43:07 - What does Portland need to do as a team to be better defensively?