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W.H.A.T. Pod Ep. 6 Jannelle Moore of Blue Man Hoop and Golden State of Mind on Covering the Warriors

1/21/2018
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Tara and Kendyl share their own All Star picks and reflect on the players who were selected. Then they welcome Jannelle Moore, who writes about the Golden State Warriors for Blue Man Hoops and Golden State of Mind. You can find her weekly column, Towns Finest, on Sunday’s at Blue Man Hoop. We talked to her about how the Warriors have developed over several years and what stars Like Steph and Draymond had to improve individually before they became a super team. If you like what you heard you...

Duration: 00:48:34


Blazers Edge: Caitlin Cooper of Indy Cornrows joins Tara and Dan to preview the match up with the Indiana Pacers AKA “Blazers East” with Nate McMillan & Kevin Pritchard running the show how have they taken the Blazers framework and built a contender

1/19/2018
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On a special edition of the Blazer’s Edge podcast- Caitlin Cooper of Indy Cornrows joins Tara and Dan to preview the match up with the Indiana Pacers AKA “Blazers East.” With Nate McMillan & Kevin Pritchard running the show how have they taken the Blazers framework and built a contender, the emergence of Victor Oladipo, the growth of Myles Turner, Baby Sabonis and the twin towers and the outlook for the Pacers vs the Blazers over the next few years.

Duration: 00:33:28


Blazers Edge: The emergence of Shabazz Napier, Pat Connaughton- can they get Portland back on track? Is Nurkic the center version of Nicolas Batum and can Portland make a deal for Nikola Mirotic?

1/10/2018
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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Dan Marang run down the Blazers recent run of play, discuss the emergence of Shabazz Napier and Pat Connaughton, Damian Lillard’s absence, Nikola Mirotic and DeAndre Jordan on the trade block, and why NBA players shouldn’t be friends on the court. That and more on this week’s Blazer’s Edge podcast! Intro Things to build on over the past week Reviewing the past week Can we count on players outside Damian Lillard and CJ...

Duration: 01:05:28


W.H.A.T. Pod Ep. 5: NBA Season Doesn’t Start Until Christmas? Pfffhhhtttt

1/10/2018
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Some people say the NBA season doesn’t really start until Christmas. Well, we disagree. On this episode of the WHAT Pod, Tara and Kendyl talk about all the fun, exciting, and unexpected things that happened the first 10 weeks of the NBA season. We can’t imagine waiting until Christmas to watch the NBA, but just in case YOU did, we’ve picked out all our favorite highlights around the Association. 2:00 Big game, big injury: Cavs vs Celtics and Gordon Hayward goes down, impressive performances...

Duration: 01:03:33


Blazers Edge: Who’s to blame for the Blazer’s erratic and unpredictable play? Does the burden fall on Coach Stotts? Getting Mad Nurkic to show up, the rise of Shabazz Napier and more!

1/3/2018
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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Dan Marang break down the miraculous comeback versus the Philadelphia 76ers and the absolute dumpster fire that was the match up with the league-worst Atlanta Hawks – what happened, what went right and/or wrong, what does it mean going forward, breaking Jusuf Nurkic’s nose before every game, the rise of Shabazz Napier and whether or not Coach Stotts is to blame for the up and down play. Intro Damian Lillard taking...

Duration: 01:06:44


Blazers Edge: Blazer’s Edge x BOD Pod mashup where Tara, Dan, James Holas and Chris Axmann talk about big trades- Dwight Howard, little trades, is Coach Stotts on the hot seat, Shabazz Napier as the best bench player for Portland in years, and more!

12/25/2017
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It’s a Christmas miracle! On this week’s episode James Holas AKA @snottiedrippen and Chris Axmann @AlmightyBallin, head of ABPNRadio join Tara and Dan to talk Damian Lillard’s Los Angeles attire, Coach Stotts on the hot seat, Dwight Howard in Portland, Shabazz Napier as the best Blazers bench player in years, and what to make of Jusuf Nurkic’s rough start. That and more on this week’s Blazer’s Edge podcast! Intro Damian Lillard’s heat check outfit Jusuf Nurkic’s impact this season What’s...

Duration: 01:17:47


Blazers Edge: From a 4-1 road trip to a 5 game losing streak and the chance to go on another 4-1 road trip. The ups, downs and everything in between of this Blazers season.

12/20/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara and Dan try to figure out what a good win really is. Is there such a thing as a bad win? From a 4-1 road trip to a 5 game losing streak and the chance to go on another 4-1 road trip. The ups, downs and everything in between of this Blazers season has finally managed to render Dan speechless… at least for a moment. Attempting to break down the Charlotte Hornets game Reacting to Coach Stotts’ rotation changes What do you think of Evan...

Duration: 01:18:10


Blazers Edge: Coach Dave DuFour is here to talk Blazer’s identity, his conversion on Meyers Leonard, Portland’s offensive struggles, why adults shouldn’t wear jerseys, and answers Team Mom’s letter

12/11/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Coach Dave DuFour is here to talk Blazer’s identity, his conversion on Meyers Leonard, Portland’s offensive struggles, why adults shouldn’t wear jerseys, answers Team Mom’s letter and more! Team Mom’s letter Why adults shouldn’t wear jerseys Portland vs Houston Showdown between Damian Lillard and James Harden Do the Blazers miss Allen Crabbe Should Meyers Leonard be on the floor How do the Blazers answer small ball lineups Understanding...

Duration: 01:15:31


W.H.A.T. Podcast Ep 3 All Heart In Hoop City

12/8/2017
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Tara and Kendyl are back for more NBA talk! They wonder why NBA writers are so into food right now and if are there more injuries this season? What has happened to joy in the Bay Area? Then they discuss which centers will find new homes including Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, DeAndre Jordan (is there a Portland Trail Blazers connection?) and Marc Gasol. This week’s guest is Aimee Siegemeyer, co-owner and editor of All Heart in Hoop City, a Memphis Grizzlies blog 100% written and edited by...

Duration: 00:53:43


Blazers Edge: Where Has All the Offense Gone?

12/4/2017
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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast the discussion centers around something no on saw coming this year- where has all the offense gone? Tara and Dan discuss the 4-1 road trip, back to back home losses, CJ McCollum’s slump, Meyers Leonard’s return to the spotlight and more. Reviewing the 4-1 road trip Damian Lillard finds his jumpshot Milwaukee Bucks – why are they such a problem for the Blazers? Death by Rajon Rondo and Tony Allen jumpers…seriously Blazers looking past the...

Duration: 01:11:17


Blazer’s Edge: What Will it Cost the Blazers to Resign Jusuf Nurkic?

11/27/2017
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Ben Golliver from SI.com and Blazer’s Edge Alumnus drops by and gives us the deep dive on everything Jusuf Nurkic after sitting with the Bosnian Beast earlier this season. From how hate mail and trade grades serve as great motivating tools for story writing, to why Jusuf Nurkic is like an actual bull. Ben breaks down the almost superhero-esque origin story of the younger Nurkic, the parallels between his early career growth and his time in Portland as a Trail Blazer and ties it together...

Duration: 01:07:17


W.H.A.T. Pod Ep. 2 with AP Reporter Anne Peterson

11/23/2017
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On Ep 2 of Women’s Hops And Talks (W.H.A.T.) Podcast,Tara and Kendyl talk with Associated Press reporter Anne Peterson whose beat has included the Portland Trail Blazers since 2002. We hear about her early days in the Bay Area, her first call to meet Arvydas Sabonis when she got to Portland, covering soccer and volleyball at the Olympic games and many tales of her interactions with some of the most notorious Blazers. How to write a story about Rasheed when he wouldn’t talk to the press A...

Duration: 01:00:04


Blazers Edge: Big Man Brian Freeman joins to discuss Jusuf Nurkic’s recent 4th quarter absences, team defense, and the Nets game

11/13/2017
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On this week’s episode former professional basketball player and current Blazer’s Edge Analyst (and resident big man) Brian Freeman joins us to on this episode where it’s all about big men- specifically Jusuf Nurkic and what’s transpired the past couple of games in the fourth quarter and what went wrong against the Brooklyn Nets. Brian and the crew break down team schemes, understanding what we know and don’t know from a fan/media point of view, the effects of closed door meetings and...

Duration: 00:58:28


Women’s Hops And Talks Episode 1 with Guest Jamie Hudson

11/11/2017
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Welcome to Women’s Hops And Talks, a podcast where we elevate the voices of women in basketball. Twice a month, co-hosts Tara and Kendyl will talk with women who write about, talk about, work in and love basketball. For our first episode we talk to NBC Sports Northwest digital host/reporter Jamie Hudson. We learn more about how busy Jamie is as a digital reporter, her early broadcasting days (including interviewing Sir Charles on the red carpet), and what advice she has for those looking...

Duration: 00:49:42


Blazers Edge: Chad Doing Joins the Show and We Ask Him if Jusuf Nurkic is a Bad Boy, His Thoughts on Blazers First 10 Games, and the Return of Nurk Fever

11/8/2017
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On this week’s episode, Chad Doing (@chadinripcity) of RipCityRadio 620AM’s Afternoon Drive with Travis & Chad joins Dan Marang to discuss; the first 10 games of the season, the Blazer’s continued commitment to defense, the revival of Nurk Fever, and the ultimate question- is Jusuf Nurkic a Bad Boy? That and more on this episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast. 1:00 Early Season Expectations, 10 Games In2:00 What’s Most Impressive So Far4:00 Commitment To Defense- Is It Real6:00 Dame Setting...

Duration: 00:36:32


Blazers Edge: Just How Much is the Trail Blazers’ Offense Struggling?

10/30/2017
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On this week’s podcast Dan calls up the numbers to find out just how bad the Trail Blazer’s have been close to the basket these first 6 games, and we try to figure out why. Fortunately, thanks to contributions up and down the roster and consistent defense, they’ve managed to keep a winning record. But how long do we wait to see Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic return to form? Other topics covered this week: -The Patty Buckets nickname debate -Dame has more to offer than just shooting -Is...

Duration: 01:00:16


Blazers Edge: Trail Blazers are off to a Good Start

10/24/2017
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The Portland Trail Blazers are playing defense in the early going and we’re loving it. Join Tara and Dan on the latest Blazer’s Edge podcast to find out what’s to like, what to keep an eye on and what in the world has gotten into Pat Connaughton? We go in deep on how the Trail Blazer’s did their best to contain Giannis. We like how even though Nurkic struggles at times offensively, he’s still rebounding and staying alert on defense. Damian Lillard is showing up on defense nearly every...

Duration: 00:56:00


Blazers Edge: Portland Trail Blazers’ Defense, Where Do They Go From Here?

10/16/2017
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Your Blazers’ Edge starting lineup of Tara and Dan recap recent news and take a deep dive into the Trail Blazer’s defensive outlook this season. With a roster much like last year’s, we attempt to set a baseline by which to judge if we see improvement. What areas of the floor do they defend well? In which areas do they allow the most scoring? What is the key to improving defense against the pick and roll? Is this the year continuity pays off?We talk about how new personnel might improve...

Duration: 01:00:21


Blazers Edge: Preseason offense features faster pace, spot up shooting

10/10/2017
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We squeezed as much information as we possibly could out of the first three preseason games and came up pretty excited about some new offensive wrinkles. The bigs are taking–and making–mid range shots. The team is operating at a faster pace than last year, using nearly 11 more possessions per game. They are relying on fewer pick-and-rolls and relying on more transition and spot up shooting. With the ball in his hands Evan Turner is running the point from on the block. And of course, we...

Duration: 00:55:20


Blazers Edge: Trail Blazers Preseason Preview, What We’re Hoping For

10/3/2017
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Hopped up on a combination of Fan Fest euphoria and cold medicine, Dan and Tara discuss which training camp stories have fans talking, what did we learn from the intra-squad scrimmage, and what will we watch for in the preseason. Is this the season Meyers Leonard makes the leap and what exactly does that mean? Will C.J. McCollum surpass Damian as the leading scorer? What does contract-year Ed Davis bring to the table? All this and more on this edition of the Blazer’s Edge Podcast.

Duration: 00:52:13

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