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Episode 65: West playoff picture already taking shape

1/15/2018
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Don't look now but here come the Clippers, which means the Western Conference is extremely crowded from No. 5 to No. 9. Plus, some All-Star voting talk and Chuck discusses whether the Trail Blazers have turned the proverbial corner

Duration:00:38:20

Episode 64: Mad Nurk and the inconsistency

1/4/2018
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Chuck is worried the Blazers might be boring, plus some discussion of Mad Nurk, the Evan Turner problem and Damian Lillard's leadership

Duration:00:58:27

Episode 62: What's wrong with the Blazers' offense?

12/8/2017
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Chuck laments the untimely death of the Trail Blazers' once beautiful offense, plus some discussion of Portland's rookies and injuries to Jusuf Nurkic and Moe Harkless.

Duration:00:49:19

Episode 59: Is Nurk Fever back?

11/3/2017
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Jusuf Nurkic is starting to look like Jusuf Nurkic, the Trail Blazers are searching for a signature victory and Chuck has some questions about Portland's offensive balance.

Duration:00:47:02

Episode 57: Opening Night Overreaction

10/19/2017
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One game into the season it's time to overreact to the Blazers' opening night beat down of the Phoenix Suns. Champs or Chumps? Listen as we make sweeping judgements 48 minutes in an 82 games season.

Duration:00:35:52

Episode 55: Separating preseason hype vs. real potential

10/5/2017
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The NBA preseason has started and Chuck has plenty of questions. Who will win the Trail Blazers starting forward spots? Will the Caleb Swanigan hype train ever slow down? What ever happened to Pat Connaugthon? Plus we answer a few listener questions

Duration:00:42:35

Episode 54: Seasons greetings, a preview

9/21/2017
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The NBA season is upon us so it's time for Chuck to share his hopes and fears about the Portland Trail Blazers. He has some opinions on jerseys, Jusuf Nurkic and Kevin Durant's hurt feelings.

Duration:01:03:36

Episode 52: Draft day reactions

6/23/2017
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The commissioner did not call Chuck's name on draft night. But the Trail Blazers did add two big men, Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan. We talked about the draft, Portland's crowded frontcourt rotation and what success means in a league where the Golden State Warriors exist.

Duration:00:57:49

Episode 51: Offseason sendoff

4/27/2017
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Chuck thinks the Trail Blazers' season was a massive disappointment, but he hopes he can contract Nurkic Fever again in the future. Plus, we discuss Meyers Leonard's future in Portland, potential trades and how the Blazers should approach the 2017 NBA draft.

Duration:00:56:50

Episode 50: Is it over? It might be over

4/20/2017
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Chuck has reached total consciousness after coming to terms with the Warriors excellence following their Game 2 dominance. Plus we talk about the injury issues for Kevin Durant and Jusuf Nurkic and contemplate a future where the Blazers build a championship contender.

Duration:00:41:18

Episode 49: The Draymond Green Conundrum

4/18/2017
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The Trail Blazers lost Game 1 to the Golden State Warriors and Draymond Green almost forced Chuck to walk out of the bar in awed dismay. Plus we talk about the Blazers' supporting cast no-showing when Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were brilliant and Jusuf Nurkic still being hurt. There is also an extended tangent about playoff podium rants and interviews.

Duration:00:45:51

Episode 47: Can the Blazers make the playoffs without Jusuf Nurkic?

4/5/2017
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Nurkic Fever has turned into Nurkic Withdrawl, but Chuck still thinks the Blazers can make the playoffs without the Bosnian Beast. Plus some discussion of Portland's small ball lineups, Meyers Leonard's play and a tangent about Greg Stiemsma.

Duration:00:32:01

Episode 46: Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers playoff push

3/28/2017
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Damian Lillard has been on a tear since the All-Star Break, the Trail Blazers are surging towards the final playoff spot in the West and Chuck has a solution to fix the NBA schedule. Plus, some discussion of the Denver Nuggets, Noah Vonleh and the MVP race.

Duration:00:56:10

Episode 45: Nurkic Fever and Tanking vs. Playoffs

3/9/2017
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Chuck has a terrible case of Nurkic Fever, plus a look at Allen Crabbe's inconsistent aggression, Disney On Ice, Shabazz Napier earning minutes and Festus Ezeli's zombie knees.

Duration:00:53:17

Episode 44: The Jusuf Era and the All-Star Break

2/17/2017
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Chuck's fading interest and patience with the Trail Blazers has been temporarily rekindled with the addition of Jusuf Nurkic. Plus, a farewell to Mason Plumlee, All-Star Weekend betting odds and a look Portland's final 26 games.

Duration:00:46:09

Episode 43: All-Star snubs and new starters

1/29/2017
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For the third straight year both Chuck and Damian Lillard missed out on the All-Star game. We discuss those selections and take stock of the Trail Blazers' new starting lineup. Plus, Chuck tried virtually reality and Chandler Parsons got mad online.

Duration:00:42:35

Episode 42: The Trail Blazers aren't built to tank

1/17/2017
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Chuck saw the Blazers live for the first time in four years and they got crushed by the Wizards. Also the team isn't built to tank, they don't have a lot of trade friendly assets and maybe it's time to blame Neil Olshey for this wonky roster.

Duration:00:51:56

Episode 41: The Blazers surviving without Damian Lillard

1/4/2017
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Chuck delivers his Blazers State of the Union now that Portland has played four games without Damian Lillard, plus a discussion of trades that won't happen, praise for Paul Millsap and a hypothetical trip back in time.

Duration:00:54:39

Episode 40: Accepting the Trail Blazers' mediocrity

12/20/2016
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Chuck comes to term with the Blazers' mediocrity after Portland loses six of its last seven games. Plus some discussion of players taking games off to rest.

Duration:00:47:52

Episode 39: Do the Blazers need to make a trade?

12/2/2016
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We took a two a week break and the Blazers lost a bunch of games. Now Chuck is back and wonders whether Portland needs to shake up the roster.

Duration:00:54:25