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This is the home for the Rip City Report, a podcast featuring Joe Freeman of The Oregonian and Casey Holdahl of Trailblazers.com, and of post-game audio taken by Holdahl from the Trail Blazers locker room.

This is the home for the Rip City Report, a podcast featuring Joe Freeman of The Oregonian and Casey Holdahl of Trailblazers.com, and of post-game audio taken by Holdahl from the Trail Blazers locker room.
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Portland, OR

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This is the home for the Rip City Report, a podcast featuring Joe Freeman of The Oregonian and Casey Holdahl of Trailblazers.com, and of post-game audio taken by Holdahl from the Trail Blazers locker room.

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English


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Rip City Report, Episode 146

10/17/2018
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In this edition of the Rip City Report podcast, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl discuss Thursday's regular season home opener versus LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, the passing of team owner Paul Allen and his influence on the team and the Pacific Northwest, the best and worst case scenarios for Portland this season, play a quick round of "Walton of Oden" and answer listener questions about Paul Allen, potential changes to ownership, what would...

Duration:01:03:45

Rip City Report, Episode 145

10/11/2018
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In the 2018-19 Season Preview edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl give their thoughts on how the Blazers stack up in the Western Conference, what the team needs to take the next step, Moe Harkless’ health, whether Jake Layman be a factor, answer a host of "Walton or Oden’s" from listeners, play a round of "Over/Under" and finish up by answering listener questions about Jake Layman, the big-man rotation, Jusuf Nurkic’s ceiling, the Blazers’ going small and...

Duration:01:18:07

Rip City Report, Episode 144

10/3/2018
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl take another look at the player rotation and what the bench unit might look like, whether Nik Stauskas might be in line for a larger role than originally thought, give update on Moe Harkless’ health, break down the news that CJ McCollum had a PRP injection in his right knee, play a round of "Walton or Oden," a round of over/under, a round of Blazers Jeopardy and finish by answering listener questions about...

Duration:01:16:12

Rip City Report, Episode 143

9/27/2018
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In the first 2018 training camp edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the first three days of training camp, the schematic and personnel changes on the way for the Blazers, Moe Harkless’ knee, what they're expecting in the first preseason game, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions about Anfernee Simons, Evan Turner’s expanded role, our “bold predictions,” the lack of a veteran sage on the roster, board games,...

Duration:01:12:24

Rip City Report, Episode 142

9/20/2018
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n this edition of the Rip City Report podcast, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl give their thoughts on the upcoming season and where is this team heading, training camp battles, especially in the second unit, and answer listener questions about their Jusuf Nurkic lunch bet, advice about starting a podcast, Seth Curry’s health, Jimmy Butler trade rumors and more.

Duration:01:17:39

Rip City Report, Episode 141

7/19/2018
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl take a look at the good and bad of the Blazers’ offseason, what was learned at summer league, the decision to not re-sign Ed Davis, Damian Lillard’s happiness and finish up by answering listener questions about the Blazers’ guard rotation, backup bigs, Anfernee Simons, Zach Collins, the NBA’s playoff format, the traded player exception and more.

Duration:01:13:00

Rip City Report, Episode 140

6/22/2018
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In this edition of the Rip City Report podcast, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl analyze the Blazers’ 2018 draft, breakdown picking Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent Jr., discuss the impact that the draft has on free agency and the roster, Portland's failed attempts at making a trade for a veteran, but failed, betting on long-term talent rather than short-term fit and finish off by answering listener questions about potential trade targets, free agency, the trade...

Duration:01:14:59

Rip City Report, Episode 139

6/20/2018
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl preview the upcoming NBA Draft, discuss the relative lack of interest in the draft this year, whether the Trail Blazers will try to trade their first round pick, likely targets if they keep the pick and finish buy answering questions about the draft, free agency, a hypothetical trade with Philadelphia, Zach Collins’ position, Wade Baldwin’s effect on the draft, the Dame 5’s, the World Cup and much more.

Duration:01:04:30

Rip City Report, Episode 138

6/5/2018
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On the last edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss their thoughts on the NBA playoffs, predraft workouts, whether the team is looking at versatility and 3-and-D players, the prospect of trading the pick and finish by answering listener questions about the NBA draft, free agency, Chandler Hutchinson, John Wick 3, Jusuf Nurkic’s free agency, CJ McCollum’s podcast, NBA review, retiring Brandon Roy’s No. 7 and more.

Duration:01:20:10

Rip City Report, Episode 137

4/23/2018
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In this season wrap-up edition of the Rip City Report podcast, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl discuss the sweep against the New Orleans Pelicans, what type of changes do the Blazers need to make, how they'll remember the season, look at exit interviews and some of Neil Olshey’s comments, play a round of Walton or Oden and answer listener questions about blowing the team up, the Blazers’ crop of free agents, summer plans, Portland beer, social media,...

Duration:01:22:57

Rip City Report, Episode 136

4/20/2018
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In the latest Playoff Edition of the Rip City Report, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl banter about a host of topics, including how thoroughly outplayed, outworked and outcoached the Blazers have been against the Pelicans, the stunning reality of going down 0-3 in the series, the Trail Blazers' state of mind going into an elimination game, Damian Lillard being very un-Damian Lillard-like, the Pelicans’ top four players have been outstanding, play a round of...

Duration:01:05:16

Rip City Report, Episode 135

4/16/2018
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss what went wrong in Portland's Game 1 loss to New Orleans, whether Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum’s struggles were all about missing shots, the Jrue Holiday problem, needing more out of Jusuf Nurkic, play a round of Walton or Oden and finish by answering listener questions about Evan Turner, Wade Baldwin, playoff officiating, the Blazers we’d invite to a poker party, adjustments, double-teaming Anthony Davis...

Duration:00:57:18

Rip City Report, Episode 134

4/13/2018
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In this playoff preview edition of the Rip City Report podcast, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl breakdown the Blazers-Pelicans best-of-seven series, consider how the Blazers will handle Anthony Davis, who the X-factors are in the series, look at the position-by-position matchups, play a round of “Walton or Oden,” and answer listener questions about Jusuf Nurkic, the Blazers as a favorite, the rotation, Wade Baldwin, Moe Harkless, “Playoff Rondo,” a cage-style...

Duration:01:06:07

Rip City Report, Episode 133

4/10/2018
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In this edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl give a quick overview of the insane number of playoff seeding possibilities involving the Blazers (which changed after recording due to errors in the NBA's playoff scenarios table), look at the Blazers’ recent struggles, consider whether the Moe Harkless injury or the suddenly shaky play of the Blazers’ supporting cast is more of an issue, give which teams they think would be the preferred first-round opponent, play a...

Duration:01:08:51

Rip City Report, Episode 132

3/21/2018
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl discuss what they learn about the Blazers during the 13-game winning streak, the recent play of Portland's supporting cast, what do they expect from the Blazers moving forward, thoughts on the Rockets, play a round of "Walton or Oden," and finish off by answering listener questions about Moe Harkless’ standout play, our reading habits, the rotation, whether the Blazers are...

Duration:01:13:26

Rip City Report, Episode 131

3/14/2018
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In this edition of the Rip City Report, recorded live at Tough Luck in Northeast Portland, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian/OregonLive.com and Casey Holdahl of Trailblazers.com discuss Portland's 10-game win streak, the improved play of Jusuf Nurkić, the quicker-than-expected development of Zach Collins, the playoff race and finish by answering questions from the live audience about favorite playoff memories, best and worst personalities on previous teams, Terry Stotts' Coach of the Year...

Duration:01:10:00

Rip City Report, Episode 130

3/8/2018
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On the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers’ play during their extended winning streak, Damian Lillard’s performance this season and whether he’s a legitimate MVP candidate, whether the Blazers are “for real” and what that even means, play an extended round of Walton or Oden and finish by answering listener questions about Zach Collins, “Wear In The World,” Al-Farouq Aminu in the starting lineup, where Lillard ranks in...

Duration:01:06:19

Rip City Report, Episode 129

2/28/2018
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In this edition of the Rip City Report podcast, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers' Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers' recent run, Damian Lillard's historic February play, whether the Blazers have finally turned the proverbial corner, plat an extended round of Walton or Oden and answer listener questions about Zach Collins, Jusuf Nurkic, our favorite international players, Moe Harkless' consistency, Chis Kaman and more.

Duration:01:11:24

Rip City Report, Episode 128

2/22/2018
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss Damian Lillard’s All-Star performance, whether the “Lillard is overlooked” narrative continues to persist and if so, should it, the stretch run of the NBA season, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up as always by answering listener questions about Brandon Rush, Moe Harkless’ starting role, Portland’s snowpocalypse, driving faux pas, good playoff matchups, bad contracts, writing fatigue and much,...

Duration:01:05:56

Rip City Report, Episode 127

2/15/2018
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On the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers' win over the Golden State Warriors, Damian Lillard’s next-level play, the upcoming NBA All-Star game, play a round of "Walton or Oden," and finish by answering listener questions about the NBA’s secret wine society, Paul Allen’s Moda Center apartment, the year’s “Best Picture,” Damian Lillard/Brandon Roy comparisons, Bill Walton’s broadcast, Moe Harkless’ play, Aminu’s value and...

Duration:01:19:23