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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


Episodes

Rip City Report, Episode 171

6/21/2019
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In the post 2019 NBA Draft edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl look discuss the Trail Blazers selecting UNC forward Nassir Little, whether there was good reason for his draft stock falling, it being the perfect draft pick for a team selecting 25th in a bad draft, the “rap beef” between Damian Lillard and Marvin Bagley III, play another round of “Walton or Oden” and finish up by answering listener questions about Bagley, Little, Jake Layman, video games and the...

Duration:01:22:34

Rip City Report, Episode 170

5/22/2019
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In the 2018-19 season ending edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl look back at the best and most enjoyable Trail Blazers season in 20 years, recap of the playoffs and what a wild ride it was, discuss what the playoffs meant to the future of this group, break down the Blazers’ cap and roster situation heading into the offseason, play yet another round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions about Blazers ownership, the Game 7 vs....

Duration:01:54:23

Rip City Report, Episode 169

5/10/2019
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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 Portland's Game 6 win and the team's incredible playoff run so far, the play of Rodney Hood and Zach Collins, Hood’s chance at playoff redemption, the upcoming Game 7 in Denver, whether the Blazers should bench Moe Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu in favor of Collins and Hood, play another round of Walton or Oden and answer listener questions Evan Turner’s playoff...

Duration:01:12:24

Rip City Report, Episode 168

4/30/2019
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In the first 2019 Western Conference Semifinals edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the Blazers’ Game 1 loss to the Nuggets in Denver, what adjustments the Blazers might consider for Game 2, Nikola Jokic's incredible play and whether the Blazers have an answer for him, transitioning playing playing the Thunder to the Nuggets and why that's a challenge and Enes Kanter’s gutsy performance before playing another round of "Walton or Oden," and finishing...

Duration:00:56:16

Rip City Report, Episode 167

4/24/2019
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In another 2019 Playoff edition of the Rip City Report podcast, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl discuss Damian Lillard’s remarkable Game 5 performance and unforgettable buzzer-beater against the Thunder, whether Lillard is the best player in franchise history, the special nature of the moment and why you should savor it, the scenes that stand out to us from a memorable Game 5, Jusuf Nurkic’s surprising visit to the Moda Center Tuesday, play another round of...

Duration:00:58:17

Rip City Report, Episode 167

4/20/2019
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In the latest 2019 Playoffs edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the taunting and trash-talking of Game 3, how that will affect Game 4, the need for the Blazers to not get involved in the sideshow antics, which plays into the Thunder’s hands, Oklahoma City's role players finally showing up, officiating and free throw shooting, play yet another round of Walton or Oden and finish by answering listener questions about Jake Layman’s minutes, whether the Thunder...

Duration:00:54:16

Rip City Report, Episode 166

4/18/2019
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In the third 2019 Playoffs edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss Portland's Game 2 victory versus the Thunder, Moe Harkless being the Trail Blazers’ X-factor, what adjustments, if any, the Thunder make, Damian Lillard’s defense and dominance in the series and Russell Westbrook’s struggles before playing another round of Walton or Oden and finishing up by answering listener questions about Meyers Leonard’s play, whether Seth Curry should get more shots,...

Duration:01:01:21

Rip City Report, Episode 165

4/15/2019
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In the second 2019 Playoffs edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers' victory versus the Thunder in Game One at the Moda Center, what they liked and didn’t like about Portland's performance, Enes Kanter's career game, Moe Harkless setting the tone with his defense, Paul George’s health and struggles, the Thunder running their offense through Steven Adams, play another round of "Walton or Oden," and finish by answering listener questions...

Duration:01:01:38

Rip City Report, Episode 164

4/11/2019
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In the first 2019 Playoffs edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl look the Blazers vs. Thunder in the three-six matchup, the bad blood between the two teams, Paul George and Russell Westbrook's dominance against the Blazers this season, how the Blazers’ recent playoff failure impacts the series, the wild season finale and Anferee Simons’ rookie moment, play a Playoffs round of "Walton or Oden" and finish by answering listener questions about playoff X-factors,...

Duration:01:20:56

Rip City Report, Episode 163

3/26/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss Jusuf Nurkic’s season-ending injury, what it means for Nurkic moving forward, the mood both in the arena and in the locker room after the injury, what it means for the Blazers’ playoff hopes, who starts in Nurkic’s absence, how this injury rank among the worst in franchise history and finish off by answering listener questions.

Duration:00:55:40

Rip City Report, Episode 162

3/19/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss CJ McCollum’s left knee strain, when he might return and how it impacts the rest of the season, what the Blazers’ rotation might look like moving forward, a rundown of the Blazers’ closing schedule, which is rather easy, give their Not Top Blazers’ Starting Five — the worst players in franchise history, play another round of Walton or Oden and finished by answering listener questions about Moe...

Duration:01:07:22

Rip City Report, Episode 161

3/14/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl take a look at where the Trail Blazers stand with 15 games left, the team being ready for the playoffs and how that's the most important marker for success or failure by postseason success or failure, give a quick rundown of the most likely playoff matchups, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions about home-court advantage vs. a good playoff matchup, the Enes Kanter vs....

Duration:00:54:42

Rip City Report, Episode 160

2/26/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, recorded on the road in Boston, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl discuss the Trail Blazers’ propensity for post-All-Star break success, initial impressions of Enes Kanter, the Blazers suddenly being a deep team team, their current seven-game road trip, play another round of "Walton or Oden" and finish by answering listener questions about X-factors down the stretch, the players we most (and least) want...

Duration:01:12:11

Rip City Report, Episode 159

2/20/2019
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In the latest of the Rip City Report podcast, recorded on the road in Brooklyn, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl banter the Enes Kanter signing, the Trail Blazers' rotation over the final 25 games, Jake Layman and whether he should be starting, Damian Lillard's run at All-Star Weekend, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish by answering listener questions about playoff matchups, Brooklyn MC’s, re-signing Layman, why Kanter chose Portland, buffets,...

Duration:01:11:40

Rip City Report, Episode 158

2/7/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report, recorded live at Tough Luck Bar in NE Portland, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the NBA trade deadline, the deal that brought Rodney Hood to Portland, the wing rotation with the arrival of Hood and the recent strong play of Jake Layman, play a quick round of Walton or Oden and finish by answering questions from fans in attendance.

Duration:01:08:20

Rip City Report, Episode 157

2/1/2019
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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’ successful January, whether they've shaken their reputation as a team that doesn't beat good competition, the Kristaps Porzingis trade, star players demanding trades and the implications in Portland, details of next week’s live podcast, play round of “Blazers Jeopardy" and a round of "Walton or Oden," and finish up by answering listener questions about...

Duration:01:10:02

Rip City Report, Episode 156

1/23/2019
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On the latest edition of the Rip City Report, recorded from Phoenix, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the the Trail Blazers’ struggles against good teams and whether they've turned the corner after beating Utah on the road, the Jake Layman/Moe Harkless/small forward situation, Joe reveals his All-Star starters ballot, play a round of Walton or Oden and finish by answering listener questions about Carmelo Anthony, the Blazers’ youth, Jusuf Nurkic’s trash-talking, a one-on-one game...

Duration:01:14:48

Rip City Report, Episode 155

1/17/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss Jusuf Nurkic's first triple-double and his recent play, whether Damian Lillard is a "lock" for the 2019 All-Star Game, Jake Layman and what happens if/when Moe Harkless returns to the lineup, Blazers feasting on bad teams, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and answer listener questions about Caleb Swanigan, if Portland deserves to have multiple All-Stars this season, Al-Farouq Aminu's defense, favorite...

Duration:01:04:30

Rip City Report, Episode 154

1/10/2019
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss he Blazers’ recent hot streak, whether the team and this season have been kind of boring, whether the Blazers are playing down to their opponents, but still winning, Moe Harkless’ continuing knee trouble, the Jake Layman/Nik Stauskas rotation situation and then play a round of "Walton or Oden" before answering lister questions about the trade deadline, whether Jusuf Nurkic is poised to become...

Duration:01:20:53

Rip City Report, Episode 153

1/2/2019
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On the first 2019 edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss Jusuf Nurkić’s strong play as of late and whether we are seeing Nurkic Fever 2.0, both Seth Curry and Moe Harkless stepping up their respective games, play yet another round of Walton or Oden, give an update on the one-sided Nurkić three-point attempt wager and finish off as always by answering listener questions about Nik Stauskas’ struggles, Curry’s recent play, Blazers in-game promotions,...

Duration:01:20:09