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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 151

12/7/2018
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl debate which team is the "real" Trail Blazers, how worried should fans be, the recent lackluster play of the bench, Jake Layman’s career night, play another round of Walton or Oden and answer listener questions about the 2007 NBA Draft, the rotation, Moe Harkless, our favorite cold weather city, lineup changes and much more.

Duration:01:13:01

Rip City Report, Episode 150

11/29/2018
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In the 150th edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl give their thoughts on what has gone wrong with the Blazers’ defense, whether the current version of Jusuf Nurkic is better than the “Nurkic Fever” version, Zach Collins’ recent foul trouble, whether Damian Lillard should be an MVP candidate, play yet another round of "Walton or Oden" and finish by answering listener questions about the Blazers’ forward production, whether Lillard will get a supermax contract,...

Duration:01:05:08

Rip City Report, Episode 149

11/19/2018
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On the latest edition of the Rip City Report, recorded on the road in New York City, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss how the Trail Blazers have played so far on their six-game trip, the up and down play of the bench, the team’s chemistry and cohesiveness, which was on display during one incredible possession versus Washington, Moe Harkless’ injury, the Jusuf Nurkic three-pointer attempt bet, play another round of “Walton or Oden,” and finish by answering listener questions about Jake...

Duration:01:19:34

Rip City Report, Episode 148

11/5/2018
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On the latest edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl consider the good and bad from the first 10 games of the season, Portland's depth and why it's been a strength, whether CJ McCollum is in a slump or in transition, give a quick Moe Harkless injury "update," the defense and whether it's as bad as it has looked or as good as the statistic say, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and answer listener questions about making pancakes with Terry Porter, the biggest surprise so...

Duration:01:13:20

Rip City Report, Episode 147

10/26/2018
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In the latest edition of the Rip City Report, recorded on the road in Miami, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the NBA’s increased pace of play and scoring, what that might mean for the league and Trail Blazers, the exceptional play of Portland's bench, Zach Collins making fans miss Ed Davis a little less, NBA hecklers, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions Collins, Moe Harkless, Universal Studios, the Blazers’ use of their Twin Towers lineup, the...

Duration:01:15:43

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