Will Portland draft someone like Stanford's KZ Okpala or Belmont's Dylan Windler? Will the Blazers trade for a player like Bulls forward Otto Porter or Cavaliers forward Kevin Love? Or will Portland trade back to dump salary?
On this episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we grade the Blazers' 2018-19 season and recap some of our favorite moments; we debate how close to championship contention the Blazers are; and we make a bunch of offseason predictions, from the draft to free agency to trades and more! Plus, a recap of the Rip It! Playoffs!
KGW's Jared Cowley, Nate Hanson and Max Barr recap the Trail Blazers' loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, discuss adjustments Portland can make, and explain why they think the Blazers will win Game 2 in Oakland. Plus, another AWESOME game of Playoff Rip It!
On this special Western Conference finals preview episode (read that again, Blazers fans!) of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we look back at the memorable Game 7 win against the Nuggets and preview the conference finals matchup with the Warriors. Plus, a MEGA RECAP of playoff Rip It!
The Blazers rebounded from their Game 5 blowout loss to convincingly beat the Nuggets at the Moda Center in Game 6, 119-108. Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Rodney Hood and Zach Collins all came up huge for the Blazers to force a deciding Game 7. KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley recap Game 6 and look ahead to Game 7. Plus, Rip It! questions for Game 7!
KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley break down the Blazers' dispiriting Game 4 loss to the Nuggets on Sunday night, and then look ahead to Game 5. They talk about how close this series has been, discuss adjustments the Blazers need to make, and explain why this entertaining second-round series is far from over and any team's to win.
After a "grind-it-out" Game 2 win, the Trail Blazers are headed back to Portland with their second-round series against the Nuggets tied 1-1. KGW's Jared Cowley and Nate Hanson talk about Game 2 adjustments, strong performances by Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum's Game 2 performances, how the Blazers are dealing with Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, and then make predictions for what happens with the series headed back to Portland for Games 3 and 4. Plus, a super-size playoff edition of your favorite podcast game, Rip It!
It's a special Sunday edition of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast! KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley preview the upcoming second-round matchup between the Trail Blazers and Nuggets. They break down every facet of the series, strengths and weaknesses of the two teams, and make their predictions for the series.
KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley talk about Damian Lillard's unbelievable performance in Game 5 to lead the Blazers past the Oklahoma City Thunder and into the second round of the NBA playoffs. They discuss their reactions to "the shot," talk about the overall dominance of Lillard in the playoffs so far, and promote the excellence of Portland's starting lineup. Plus, a "Rip It!" update!
The Portland Trail Blazers won the first two games at home to take a 2-0 series lead against the Oklahoma City Thunder. KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Jared Cowley and Nate Hanson discuss their top takeaways from the first two games, debate who the most impactful role player has been for the Blazers, and are given a chance to revise their series predictions. Plus, another super awesome game of Rip It!