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WHAT Podcast NBA Finals, Off Season Predictions, Lakers and LeBron with Sabreena Merchant

The NBA Finals are over and the off season is about to heat up. Tara and Kendyl are back to speculate and chase down rumors on the Women’s Hoops And Talks (WHAT) Podcast. Where will LeBron James end up? What will be the downfall of the Golden State Warriors dynasty and what can we learn and Jusuf Nurkic’s future plans from the rumors out of Bosnia? Then they are joined by Sabreena Merchant of Silver Screen and Roll. The Lakers are preparing for (another) (possibly) huge off season so we...


Blazers Edge: Is CJ McCollum a Top 5 Shooting Guard?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge Podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang ask if CJ McCollum is a Top 5 shooting guard, and discuss impending free agency, the next evolution in NBA team building, the Trail Blazers having “options”, a few trade suggestions, Blazer5 Gaming on a roll and more! Intro How much did you enjoy the playoffs? Is there a counter to the Warriors? The return of the big man Portland Trail Blazers and the Traded Player Exception Are the options really there...


Blazers Edge: What’s the Blazer’s Plan with the 24th Pick?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Danny Marang and Tara Bowen-Biggs are joined by Steve Dewald to take a look at the upcoming 2018 NBA Draft (June 21st), favorite prospects and best fits, potential free agent targets, LeBron to Portland, what should the Blazers do with the 24th pick, Meyers Leonard’s role next season and more! IntroSteve Dewald joinsLooking at the NBA DraftSetting up your own draft reviewsProspects you like right nowHow much does the pedigree...


WHAT Podcast with Jamie Hudson: 15 things we loved about the 2018 Season

Jamie Hudson (@jamiehudsonNBCS) of NBC Sports Northwest joins Tara and Kendyl for the latest edition of the Women’s Hoops And Talks podcast. We are celebrating our 15th episode by talking about 15 things we loved about the NBA season. It’s a whirlwind tour of the 2018 season, from Shabazzle Dazzle to Nurk dunks to the Secret Wine Society of the NBA. Join us as we reminisce about what entertained us this year with one of the hardest working members of the Portland sports media. Time stamps:...


Blazers Edge: How Do You Evaluate Players Heading into the NBA Draft?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang are joined by Blazer’s Edge contributor and Clips Nation writer Robert Flom to break down Damian Lillard making 1st Team All NBA, reports that Lillard wants to meet with Paul Allen again, who’s the most important Blazer after Lillard for the future, how to evaluate college prospects based on production and correlation in the NBA, who the Blazers should be on the lookout for in the NBA Draft, whether or...


Blazers Edge: What Did We Learn from the Combine?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang discuss all the news that came out of the NBA Combine, Blazers send a psychologist for interviews, combine measurements, a quick look at who the Blazers have talked to, Neil Olshey’s comments on the state of the franchise, adding playoff caliber players, comparing Zach Collins to Kevin McHale, Karl Anthony-Towns on the trade block, Brook Lopez completing the Lopez circle and coming to Portland, legalized...


Blazers Edge: Is Terry Stotts Safe Yet?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang review the week that was in Blazer land. From CJ McCollum’s media blitz that included the dreaded “should they break up the backcourt” question, Kerry Eggers on trading Meyers Leonard- the Blazers should try to make it happen (but can it?), LaMarcus Aldridge reached out to Damian Lillard last year to discuss returning to the Blazers, is Terry Stotts safe yet, a review/preview of the Eastern and Western...


Blazers Edge: How Can the NBA Fix their Referee Problem?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang attempt to tackle the glaring black eye on the NBA right now, the unacceptable level and current state of NBA officiating. What’s wrong? Where do you even start? Can it be fixed? What are the costs of fixing it or not fixing it? It’s a deep dive where Danny gets David Stern’s name wrong 4 different times but still manages to get his point across. Beyond that they look at what’s going on in the Eastern and...


WHAT Podcast Ep 13 with @its_whitney, SB Nation’s Whitney Medworth

The Trail Blazers may be out of the playoffs but there is plenty still to talk about on the Women’s Hoops and Talks podcast! Join Tara and Kendyl to talk about what lies in store for the Blazers and meet the woman behind one of the most entertaining NBA Twitter accounts, @its_whitney, SB Nation’s, Whitney Medworth. Tara and Kendyl put the 2017-18 season behind them and start talking about the future. What lies in store for the team? What are the off season goals? When is it too late to add...


Blazers Edge: Who has the most to prove this offseason?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Kendyl Bennett and Isaiah De Los Santos of Blazer’s Edge lower the average age of the podcast roster but bring in a new and fresh perspective with grizzled veterans Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang. On the slate this week, coaching carousels, biggest surprises and disappointments, making the right decisions in free agency, debate the finer points of Iso vs team basketball, styles of playmaking, making improvements in the offseason, who...


Blazers Edge: Where Does the Blame Fall?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang review (begrudgingly) Game 4 and the series as a whole between the Portland Trail Blazers and the New Orleans Pelicans, wonder if the Blazers forgot how to play the game they dedicated their lives to, analyze where the Blazers went wrong (and where Damian Lillard didn’t), sing the praises of Al-Farouq Aminu, and put a final bow tie on the playoffs before taking a deep dive into the exit interviews....


Blazers Edge: What went wrong in Game 1 and how does Portland fix it?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang breakdown Game 1 of Trail Blazers v. Pelicans, diagnose what went wrong, how to adjust in Game 2 and the rest of the series, what happened to the Blazers offense, analyze the last two possessions of the game, discuss what happened to Jusuf Nurkic, try to figure out what happened to Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum and much more! IntroTaking in the game while travelingHighlights from the first...


Blazers Edge: The Importance of Pace, Jusuf Nurkic and Establishing Dominance

It’s a a playoff version of the Blazer’s Edge podcast with Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang talking Trail Blazers v. Pelicans in the first round. Topics include: IntroReviewing match ups vs PelicansPlaying with paceCan the Blazers play at the Pelicans’ paceWhat’s the right pace to play at Damian Lillard, master of paceWhen will Maurice Harkless returnCould Wade Baldwin have an impact in the seriesHow will the Pelicans use Anthony DavisDavis did his damage at the rim during the regular...


WHAT Podcast Ep 12: Talking Dirk, Tanking, and the Mavericks’ Harassment Scandal with Rebecca Lawson Mavs Moneyball

Rebecca Lawson is the Editor-in-Chief of Mavs Moneyball, the SB Nation site covering the Dallas Mavericks. She joined the Women’s Hoops And Talks (WHAT) Podcast to talk about a variety of topics including the Mavericks 2011 Championship team, what it is like to cover Dirk Nowitzki, and how to keep everyone’s interest when the team is tanking. Then we talked about the harassment charges against the Dallas front office and writer Earl Sneed, as reported in Sports Illustrated. How did these...


Blazers Edge: How Confident Are You In This Blazer’s Team Right Now?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Danny Marang is joined by two guests, former Chicago Bulls beat reporter, Blazers fan and all around good guy Sean Highkin as well as the illustrious Dave DuFour, host of “On the NBA with Dave DuFour.” It’s a little different this time around as they’re all in the same room and it’s a roundtable discussion at a rectangular table where the topics range from; reviewing the Trail Blazers v Spurs game, the return of Damian Lillard, CJ...


Blazers Edge: Do the Blazers have to win a series to call this season a success?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang review the past week’s games, conspiracy theories surrounding Maurice Harkless’ injured knee, discuss whether or not the Blazers need to win a playoff series to call this season a success, who slots in best for Ed Davis while he’s out, Jusuf Nukic’s unseen contributions, the Blazer’s 3-point woes and more! All on this week’s episode of the Blazers’ Edge podcast! IntroKevin Durant hates blog boysClinching...


WHAT Podcast Talking Playoffs with Indy Cornrows’ Caitlin Cooper

The NBA Playoffs are fast approaching so we talked to Caitlin Cooper of Indy Cornrows about which teams in the Eastern Conference to watch. Then we debated who would be more deserving of Coach of the Year between Portland Trail Blazers’ Terry Stotts and Pacers’ Nate McMillan. We also asked Caitlin about how she approaches writing about basketball, what are some tips for people who want to study the game, and what resources she uses to research and learn more. Finally, she recommends two...


Blazers Edge: Is CJ McCollum Clutch?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang review the past week’s games against the Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder, evaluate where Portland sits right now, good losses vs. bad losses, how the Blazers are generating more free throws, ask whether CJ McCollum is clutch, discuss whether McCollum is overrated, discuss what has happened to the Blazers bench lately and more! Topics Intro WHAT meet up Reviewing Blazers v. Rockets...


Blazers Edge: Is Terry Stotts a Coach of the Year Candidate?

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge pod Tara and Danny take a look back at the week that was- adding 4 more wins to the now 13 game winning streak, take some listener questions, discuss the re-emergence of Maurice Harkless, Jusuf Nurkic’s life flashing before his eyes when LeBron James dunked on him, Al-Farouq Aminu and Jusuf Nurkic and the All Defensive Team, Coach Stotts as Coach of the year and more! Intro Revisiting preseason picks Winning the games that Portland should Reviewing...


WHAT Podcast Ep 10 Cheri Mah

The NBA season is drawing to a close are we look back on what turned out to be some of the best and worst offseason moves from last summer. We think history is going to be pretty hard on the Cavaliers. Then we talk about potential playoff matchups and the increased possibilty up upsets this year. This week (March 12-17) is National Sleep Awareness Week (recognized each year during the week that Daylight Savings Time starts) and we have the perfect guest. Cheri Mah studies sleep and...