This week's podcast topics: What to expect from the Trail Blazers in the second half of the season, and what the team does about the small forward position now that Maurice Harkless is missing games again with his sore knee. Should the Blazers try to make it work with what they have or make a trade? KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley debate these topics, make predictions for the Blazers' next few games, and then play another fun-filled game of Rip It!
This week, on the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, Orlando, Nate and Jared debate whether center Jusuf Nurkic has supplanted guard CJ McCollum as the Trail Blazers' second-best player behind Damian Lillard. We also talk about McCollum's shooting slump and his future with the team, and make predictions for the Blazers' upcoming five-game homestand. Plus, another exciting game of Rip It!
On this week's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley discuss what has changed for the Blazers during their recent run of success, look at the team's difficult schedule to start the season, and make predictions for the rest of the Blazers' games in 2018. Then they play another rousing game of Rip It!
The Portland Trail Blazers have lost 10 of 15 games and if the postseason began today, they would not be a playoff team. On this week's podcast, KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley discuss whether Portland will make the playoffs this season; what has happened to the bench and Blazers role players; and make predictions for the next three games, against the Toronto Raptors, the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies.
After another dispiriting loss Tuesday, the slumping Trail Blazers have lost six of seven, eight of 11 and are making a quick descent down the Western Conference standings. This week, KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley discuss what's next for this team, why the defense has fallen apart and predict the outcome of the Blazers' next four games.
This week, we discuss what's been ailing the Blazers over the past two weeks, the improvement of Jusuf Nurkic and predict the outcome of Portland's next three games. Join KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley for the discussion, plus another fun game of Rip It!
This week, KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley discuss areas of concern in an otherwise great start to the season for the Portland Trail Blazers, give some well-deserved props to Damian Lillard and predict the result of the Blazers' next four games against the Timberwolves, Wizards, Knicks and Bucks. Plus, another lively game of Rip It!
The Trail Blazers are off to a great start this season. They rank in the Top 5 in offense and defense and have won eight of their first 11 games. Is the Blazers' strong start legitimate or "fool's gold?" KGW's Jared Cowley and Nate Hanson debate that topic, talk about the Blazers' best win and worst loss of the season and predict the outcome of Portland's next three games, against the Clippers, Celtics and Lakers. Plus, another game of Rip It!
This week's topics include the emergence of Zach Collins, revised expectations for the Blazers in light of the team's strong start, and predictions for the next four games against the Pelicans, Lakers, Timberwolves and Bucks. KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley debate these topics, then play another riveting game of Rip It!
Which has been the bigger surprise: Nik Stauskas or the Blazers bench? Which has been the bigger disappointment: Jusuf Nurkic's defense or CJ McCollum's early season slump? KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley debate all these topics and more on this week's edition of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast! Plus, another edition of the best 3-on-3 Blazers podcast game ever, "Rip It!"