Greetings and welcome to the postseason.
On this week’s edition, we briefly discuss the end of the regular season before going all-in on the first-round playoff series versus the Rockets. We look at the position-by-position matchups, talk “X-factors,” how Joel Freeland might factor into Portland’s rotation and answer some questions via Twitter. It’s a bit longer than usual, but the Trail Blazers haven’t been in the playoffs in a while, so there’s plenty to discuss.
Greetings audio enthusiasts. Before this wonderful homestand comes to an end Friday morning, Joe Freeman, he of The Oregonian and OregonLive.com, and I, Casey Holdahl of ForwardCenter.net and occasionally TrailBlazers.com, hit the Moda Center studio to record the double nickle edition of the Rip City Report podcast, which you can listen to in any number of ways, including by hitting the play button below…
On this week’s show we discuss Portland’s five-game winning streak and how much longer it might last as the schedule becomes more challenging, ponder Damian Lillard’s All-Star snub, revisit the battle for minutes between Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless and answer some of your Twitter-submitted questions about Portland’s locker room, whether Terry Stotts will get any buzz for Coach of the Year, the relationship between the players and media and what upcoming road trips we’re most dreading. There’s also some discussion of Joe’s new haircut and how I don’t really care for pudding all that much. You know, the important stuff.
Greetings loyal listeners. Illness might have thwarted recording last week’s podcast, but Joe Freeman, he of The Oregonian/OregonLive.com, and I, Casey Holdahl of ForwardCenter.net/TrailBlazers.com, are back with a vengeance for the 54th edition of the Rip City Report, which you can listen to below…
On this week’s edition we discuss whether or not we think Damian Lillard will be named as a Western Conference All-Star reserve, if CJ McCollum will get an invite to participate in the Three-Point Shootout and/or the Skills Challenge, the return of long-time starting small forward Nicolas Batum to the Moda Center for the first time since being trade to the Hornets, the improved play of Noah Vonleh and answer only the most important of your Twitter-submitted questions. It’s good to be back.
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Greetings faithful podcast listeners. Before heading out for the first road trip of 2016, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian/OregonLive.com and I, Casey Holdahl of ForwardCenter.net/TrailBlazers.com, hit the Moda Center studio to record a Midseason Review edition of the Rip City Report podcast. Tonight’s contest versus the Jazz is Portland’s 41st game of the season, so it felt like just the right time to both look back on the season so far and look forward a little to the season that could be.
Outside of giving our general thoughts on the first half of the season, Freeman and I once again weigh the benefits of making the playoffs versus retaining a 2016 draft pick, pick our MVP, most improved and biggest surprise players and answer your questions ranging from Terry Stotts’ future in Portland to which arenas have the best turnout of Trail Blazers fans when the team comes to town. It’s not the worst thing you’ll listen to this year.