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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.