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My Friend Chuck is a Trail Blazers-centric podcast featuring Mike Richman of The Oregonian/OregonLive and his friend Chuck.

My Friend Chuck is a Trail Blazers-centric podcast featuring Mike Richman of The Oregonian/OregonLive and his friend Chuck.


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My Friend Chuck is a Trail Blazers-centric podcast featuring Mike Richman of The Oregonian/OregonLive and his friend Chuck.








Episode 66: 'Secret' meetings and All-Star bids

Damian Lillard met with Paul Allen to talk about the future of the Trail Blazers so we recorded a podcast talking about Damian Lillard meeting with Paul Allen to talk about the future of the Trail Blazers. Plus, Chuck weighs in the All-Star selections and makes a bold prediction about the Blazers' playoff chances.


Episode 65: West playoff picture already taking shape

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


Episode 64: Mad Nurk and the inconsistency

Chuck is worried the Blazers might be boring, plus some discussion of Mad Nurk, the Evan Turner problem and Damian Lillard's leadership


Episode 63: The curse of the red jerseys

A post-Hanukkah pre-Christmas edition of My Friend Chuck brings you gifts of the Blazers mediocrity, an injury to Damian Lillard and a wishes we would bestow upon your favorite NBA basketball team.


Episode 62: What's wrong with the Blazers' offense?

Chuck laments the untimely death of the Trail Blazers' once beautiful offense, plus some discussion of Portland's rookies and injuries to Jusuf Nurkic and Moe Harkless.


Episode 61: Patty Fastball becomes Patty Starting Small Forward

Chuck got sick over the holiday weekend but he powered through to talk about Pat Connaught, the potential return of Al-Farouq Aminu and whether the Trail Blazers are actually a good defensive team.


Episode 60: Nurk drama and Biggie becoming a starter

Chuck at a peanut butter and jelly sandwich right before we recorded this episode. That guy's a real pro. Plus, we talked about the drama surrounding Nurkic's crunch time benching, Biggie Swanigan becoming a starter and try to find a cure for what's ailing Moe Harkless.


Episode 59: Is Nurk Fever back?

Jusuf Nurkic is starting to look like Jusuf Nurkic, the Trail Blazers are searching for a signature victory and Chuck has some questions about Portland's offensive balance.


Episode 58: Early season struggles for Lillard and Nurkic

Chuck overcame a Halloween hangover to talk about Caleb Swanigan, the Trail Blazers defense and Pat Connaughton's haircut.


Episode 57: Opening Night Overreaction

One game into the season it's time to overreact to the Blazers' opening night beat down of the Phoenix Suns. Champs or Chumps? Listen as we make sweeping judgements 48 minutes in an 82 games season.


Episode 56: Projecting the 2018 playoff teams

Predictions are a dangerous game, but Chuck's middle name is Dangerous. It's actually something Irish. But whatever. In this episode we predict the playoff teams in both conferences and get lost in some hoops-adjacent tangents along the way.


Episode 55: Separating preseason hype vs. real potential

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


Episode 54: Seasons greetings, a preview

The NBA season is upon us so it's time for Chuck to share his hopes and fears about the Portland Trail Blazers. He has some opinions on jerseys, Jusuf Nurkic and Kevin Durant's hurt feelings.


Episode 53: The Allen Crabbe trade and what's next?

Chuck awakened from his offseason slumber to discuss the Allen Crabbe trade, Caleb Swanigan's summer league, Carmelo Anthony rumors, Kyrie Irving's trade demands and pineapple juice.


Episode 52: Draft day reactions

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.


Episode 51: Offseason sendoff

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.


Episode 50: Is it over? It might be over

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.


Episode 49: The Draymond Green Conundrum

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.


Episode 48: Blazers-Warriors playoff preview

Chuck is in the playoff spirit after chatting with a local sandwich artist. Plus an update on Jusuf Nurkic's fractured leg, discussion of Golden State's myriad strengths and Damian Lillard's forced bold prediction.


Episode 47: Can the Blazers make the playoffs without Jusuf Nurkic?

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.