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BlazersEdge.com brings you two Portland Trail Blazers weekly podcasts -- Dave Deckard Dan Marang early in the week, and Chris Lucia and Brandon Goldner on the weekends. Tara (aka TeamMom) and Jo Wulffenstein fill in every other week for both shows.
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Portland Trail Blazers' Defense, Where Do They Go From Here?
6 days ago
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 defense in the paint and why C.J. is the key to a defensive turn around. Finally we predict how the Blazer’s are going to start the season. Tara has them starting with a blazing-hot 5 game winning streak. Where do you suppose Dan put them? Tune in to find out all this and more!Highlights2:07 CJ’s suspension5:00 is C.J. ornery?5:39 Who starts on Opening night?7:30 Blazers waive Anthony Morrow, Isaiah Briscoe and Archie9:19 Nurkic will be a restricted free agent 13:29 Setting the baseline for defense this year16:06 Blazers defense didn’t get better (overall) last year, it got worse19:13 How good a defender is Nurkic?23:47 What the Blazers are good at on defense: corner 3s and at the rim, the two best shots in the league. Good news!31:27 Collins defense in the paint?33:10 Aminu reads the offense well and is a good weak side help defender35:20 Swanigan has the ability to react quickly on defense in the painted area36:58 What type of offense is this team probably best equipped to defend?37:30 Dame and C.J. are good isolation defenders 39:00 Blazers are going to do better against teams that play heavy isolation, like the Lakers who don’t yet have an identity. 44:03 How will we be able to tell when the pick and roll has improved? We’ll see by where the shots get off. Is Chris Paul getting shots off in his favorite spot? 46:03 Here’s where continuity comes in.47:19 C.J. is the most likely to improve on defense and thats fine. 48:37 Off to a strong startGet socialFollow us on Twitter @blazersedge @DMarang @tcbbiggsSubscribe to the Blazer's Edge Podcast via
Rated 2 out of
Dave and Dan are the worst together. Can't listen to there podcasts at all. I like the weakened crew fine and Joe and Terra are decent but with such a negative spin on well pretty much everything Double D is downright dour.
Date published: 2016-07-27