3 on 3 Blazers
Blazers search for a new coach, Olshey spars with the media, and should the Blazers trade CJ McCollum?

Blazers search for a new coach, Olshey spars with the media, and should the Blazers trade CJ McCollum?

June 10, 2021

It’s only been a week since the Portland Trail Blazers' season ended with another first-round exit. In a very busy seven days since, Terry Stotts was fired, the Blazers started their search for a new coach, Neil Olshey went a couple rounds with the media and questions arose about the future of CJ McCollum and the rest of the roster in Rip City. Orlando, Jared and Max break it all down, looking back on a very strange 2020-21 season and ahead to what promises to be an interesting offseason in Portland. Plus, it's the final chapter of this season’s Playoff Rip It! Who will be crowned champion?

Hosts: KGW sports anchor Orlando Sanchez, KGW digital producers Jared Cowley and Max Barr

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Dame made history and the Blazers lost. Can Portland bounce back?

Dame made history and the Blazers lost. Can Portland bounce back?

June 2, 2021

Damian Lillard scored a franchise playoff record 55 points, hit an NBA record 12 3-pointers and the Portland Trail Blazers still lost Game 5 against the Denver Nuggets. Now they head back to Portland for a must-win Game 6 on Thursday. Orlando, Jared and Max discuss Dame's transcendent performance, debate whether Dame's teammates let him down and ask the question: Can Portland bounce back? After that, it's Week 2 of Playoff Rip It!

Hosts: KGW sports anchor Orlando Sanchez, KGW digital producers Jared Cowley and Max Barr

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Blazers-Nuggets: Game 2 concerns, Game 3 adjustments

Blazers-Nuggets: Game 2 concerns, Game 3 adjustments

May 26, 2021

The Nuggets bounced back in Game 2, beating the Blazers by 19 to even the series. Orlando, Jared and Max talk about their biggest concerns after Game 2. next, they discuss adjustments the Blazers need to make to win Game 3 back in Portland. And finally, Orlando and Jared face off in Week 1 of Playoff Rip It!

Hosts: KGW sports anchor Orlando Sanchez, KGW digital producers Jared Cowley and Max Barr

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Lillard, Nurkic lead Blazers to Game 1 win against Nuggets

Lillard, Nurkic lead Blazers to Game 1 win against Nuggets

May 23, 2021

The Portland Trail Blazers struck first, beating the Denver Nuggets 123-109 to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-7 first-round series. Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic led the way for the Blazers on offense and defense. KGW’s Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley break down everything that went right for the Blazers in Game 1 and look ahead to Game 2.

Hosts: KGW sports anchor Orlando Sanchez, KGW digital producers Jared Cowley and Max Barr

Blazers-Nuggets series preview: 4 keys, 3 predictions

Blazers-Nuggets series preview: 4 keys, 3 predictions

May 20, 2021

How do the Blazers and Nuggets match up? What are the keys to a Blazers victory in this series? How many games will the series go? And which team will win? Orlando, Jared and Max go deep on the first-round series between Portland and Denver. And then they wrap up regular-season Rip It! and welcome back Playoff Rip-It!

Hosts: KGW sports anchor Orlando Sanchez, KGW digital producers Jared Cowley and Max Barr

Can the Blazers Avoid the Play-in?

Can the Blazers Avoid the Play-in?

May 14, 2021

Orlando, Jared and Max first talk about Thursday’s heartbreaking loss to the Phoenix Suns (1:18). Then they discuss the keys to a Blazers win in Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Denver Nuggets (13:20). Next they make predictions for the three-team race between the Blazers, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers. Which team will finish fifth, sixth and seventh? (26:39). Finally, they play another outstanding game of Rip It! (32:40)

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Hosts: Orlando SanchezJared CowleyMax Barr

Fans return, Stotts’ future and the race for the playoffs

Fans return, Stotts’ future and the race for the playoffs

May 6, 2021

Orlando, Jared and Max first talk about the Blazers’ impressive play on their 5-1 road trip (1:15). Then they discuss the Blazers welcoming fans back into the Moda Center for the first time in more than a year (5:43). Next they talk about the report from The Athletic about head coach Terry Stotts’ job security (19:58). After that, they break down the playoff race between the Blazers, Mavericks and Lakers (34:23). Finally, they play another rip-roaring game of Rip It! (44:45)!

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Hosts: Orlando SanchezJared CowleyMax Barr

After 2 blowouts, are the Blazers back? Plus, the development of Anfernee Simons and chasing the 6th seed

After 2 blowouts, are the Blazers back? Plus, the development of Anfernee Simons and chasing the 6th seed

April 29, 2021

Orlando, Jared and Max first talk about what has changed for the Blazers in their past two blowout victories (1:40). Then they talk about the development of Anfernee Simons (16:58). Next they talk about the chase for the sixth seed and look ahead to the week of games for the Blazers and Dallas Mavericks (28:28). Finally, they play another exciting game of Rip It! (38:01)!

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Hosts: Orlando Sanchez, Jared Cowley, Max Barr

Close losses, shifting expectations and the playoff race

Close losses, shifting expectations and the playoff race

April 22, 2021

Orlando, Jared and Max first talk about their assessment of the team during the recent string of close losses to good teams (1:19). Then they talk about how their expectations for the team have changed (21:30). Next they talk about the playoff picture, including the next week of games for the sixth-place Blazers and the seventh-place Dallas Mavericks (31:51). They then play another rousing game of Rip It!, this time with a special guest competitor (39:36)!

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Hosts: Orlando Sanchez, Jared Cowley, Max Barr

LaMarcus Aldridge’s retirement, plus looking for optimism amid the Blazers’ slump

LaMarcus Aldridge’s retirement, plus looking for optimism amid the Blazers’ slump

April 15, 2021

Orlando, Jared and Max first talk about LaMarcus Aldridge’s retirement, share their favorite memories of Aldridge and discuss his departure from Portland (6:20). Then they talk about the Blazers’ recent slump, what’s causing it and whether there are any reasons for optimism (28:05). Next they talk about the playoff picture and whether the Blazers can hold off the Dallas Mavericks and avoid the play-in (47:14). They then play another sensational game of Rip It! (57:00).

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Hosts: Orlando Sanchez, Jared Cowley, Max Barr

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