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On this week's episode of KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley gauge their worry level about Dame's supermax extension, the Blazers' draft position, the surging New Orleans Pelicans, Jusuf Nurkic's injury history, the Dame-Ant vs. Dame-CJ question, the recent play of Anfernee Simons and Josh Hart and the new guys, we…
 
The Portland Trail Blazers have won four in a row since trading away CJ McCollum and two other starters prior to the NBA trade deadline. The expectation was that the Blazers were positioning themselves to lose as many games as possible to increase their chance of a Top 4 pick in this summer’s NBA draft. But the strong play of Anfernee Simons, Jusuf…
 
Portland Trail Blazers interim general manager Joe Cronin has a plan to build a winning roster around Damian Lillard. Step 1 of that plan was to trade away CJ McCollum and other high-priced veterans on the team like Norman Powell, Robert Covington and Larry Nance Jr. Now the Blazers have a ton of cap space, some interesting draft picks and a plan t…
 
On Thursday after the NBA trade deadline passed, Blazers interim general manager Joe Cronin, joined by head coach Chauncey Billups and president of business operations Dewayne Hankins, spoke to the media about the trades the Blazers made the past week and what's next for the team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The Blazers traded Norman Powell and Robert Covington to the Los Angeles Clippers and they're getting Eric Bledsoe, Justise Winslow, Keon Johnson and a second-round pick. KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley do a quick breakdown of the trade and what it means for the Blazers moving forward as the Feb. 10 trade deadline draws near. Learn more abou…
 
The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 10 and the Portland Trail Blazers have been mentioned in plenty of trade rumors. KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley got together on Thursday to talk about the Blazers and what to expect at this year's trade deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Portland Trail Blazers interim general manager Joe Cronin made a positive impression on the team's fanbase during a conversation (don't call it a press conference) with media on Thursday. He gave off a warm, positive vibe, answered questions with confidence and provided the impression he'll be given the autonomy to make major moves with the team's …
 
KGW sports anchor Orlando Sanchez and digital executive producer Jared Cowley talk about Neil Olshey, Larry Nance Jr. and potential lineup changes in this week's episode of KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast. 3:15 — Neil Olshey 41:37 — Impact of Larry Nance Jr. 48:03 — Nurk vs. Nance 54:40 — Nas vs. RoCo 1:01:03 — Home vs. road Learn more about your ad c…
 
The Trail Blazers are coming off an 0-3 road trip and Damian Lillard's season-opening slump has reached 8 games. Are the Blazers a bad team or is their poor play mostly a product of Lillard's lack of production? KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley discuss Lillard's slump, the Blazers' road woes, the new four-guard lineup, and then make predictio…
 
It’s that time of year again! The Portland Trail Blazers play their first regular season game in less than a week, so KGW’s Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley got together to make a bunch of predictions for KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers annual season preview. They predict the Blazers win total, Portland’s playoff seed, which players will exceed expectations a…
 
KGW’s Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley discuss the report by Shams Charania of The Athletic about trade discussions between the Blazers and 76ers, centered around Ben Simmons, presumably CJ McCollum and a whole heap of Blazers draft picks. Then they discuss the challenge for Blazers fans trying to find Blazers games on ROOT Sports if they don’t hav…
 
On this week's episode, KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley talk about a potential trade that would bring Ben Simmons to Portland. They also discuss the Larry Nance Jr. trade and LaMarcus Aldridge's return to the NBA. SUBSCRIBE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/3-on-3-blazers/id1290344201 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
The Blazers bring back Norman Powell on a five-year, $90 million deal and sign Cody Zeller, Ben McLemore and Tony Snell to shore up the bench, while saying goodbye to Carmelo Anthony, Enes Kanter and Zach Collins. Now, all of Blazers nation waits to see if Neil Olshey will make a big move to improve the team in a way that appeals to Damian Lillard.…
 
After another first-round exit, Damian Lillard is questioning his future with the Portland Trail Blazers. He wants a championship roster built around him this offseason. How likely is Lillard to leave if the roster can't be improved to that level? Would it be in the Blazers' best interest to trade Lillard now? What kind of moves can Neil Olshey mak…
 
On this week's episode of KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, KGW sports anchor Orlando Sanchez and digital producers Jared Cowley and Max Barr talk about the hiring of Chauncey Billups as the Blazers' new head coach. The hire angered a portion of the Blazers' fan base because of allegations of sexual assault in Billups' past. In 1997, Billups was accuse…
 
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. Orl…
 
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 as…
 
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…
 
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. Hos…
 
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 Orlan…
 
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 fi…
 
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 t…
 
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 …
 
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 Maveric…
 
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 c…
 
Orlando, Jared, Nate and Max first talk about the return of Jusuf Nurkic and their impressions of Norman Powell's first three games with the Blazers (6:10). Then they talk about Robert Covington's impressive March and how much he impacts the game for the Blazers (20:10). Next they talk about the Blazers' next three games against the Bucks, Thunder …
 
The Blazers got two good pieces of news Thursday. One, Jusuf Nurkic is back! He announced he'd be returning from injury Friday against the Orlando Magic. Second, Portland made a trade for one of the best shooting wings in the game, Norman Powell! The sad news? The Blazers had to trade Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood to Toronto to make it happen. On …
 
The first week of the second half of the season has been similar to the first half. Bad Blazers defense and Damian Lillard heroics. Should Blazers fans believe this is the ride they're going to be on the rest of the season? SUBSCRIBE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/3-on-3-blazers/id1290344201 With the trade deadline a week from today, should…
 
Former Portland Trail Blazers big man LaMarcus Aldridge, a seven-time All-Star who played his first nine seasons in Portland, is available for trade. After the news broke on Wednesday, Blazers fans and media on Twitter began speculating about what it would take to bring Aldridge back to Portland and whether the Blazers should attempt to make such a…
 
It has been an impressive first half of the season for the Portland Trail Blazers, who go into the All-Star break in fifth place in the West with a 21-14 record. The Blazers' first-half performance has been even more impressive considering the injuries to CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic. On this week's episode of KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, KGW spor…
 
The Portland Trail Blazers are on a three-game losing streak and have four games left in the first half of the 2020-21 season. The team also released its second-half schedule this week. On the latest episode of KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, KGW sports anchor Orlando Sanchez and KGW digital producers Jared Cowley, Nate Hanson and Max Barr discuss bo…
 
Damian Lillard has been one of the most clutch players in the NBA since the Blazers drafted him in 2012, and his ability to close out games has shined bright in the national spotlight this past week. SUBSCRIBE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/3-on-3-blazers/id1290344201 It started when Lillard hit what ended up being a game-winning 3-pointer …
 
The Portland Trail Blazers are 5-5 since CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic went down with injuries nearly a month ago and still sit in fifth place in the Western Conference. On this week's episode of KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, KGW sports anchor Orlando Sanchez and KGW digital producers Jared Cowley, Nate Hanson and Max Barr talk about reasons the Bla…
 
The Portland Trail Blazers continue to stay afloat in a crowded Western Conference despite an injury list that continues to grow. Going into Thuesday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Blazers have been 4-4 in their eight games without center Jusuf Nurkic and 3-4 in their seven games without CJ McCollum. The team is 11-9 so far this y…
 
With guard CJ McCollum and center Jusuf Nurkic expected to be out for at least the next month, the Portland Trail Blazers need their bench players to step up and fill the significant voids. Over the past two games, backup point guard Anfernee Simons cast off a slow start to the season with two standout games. Over the past two games, Simons has ave…
 
CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic, two of the Blazers' three best players, will miss the next month or two of games. How will the Blazers fare over the next 20-plus games without their starting shooting guard and starting center? Do the Blazers need to make a move to shore up the roster? Orlando, Nate, Jared and Max discuss these topics and make predict…
 
The injury is a brutal blow for the Blazers as they look to compete at the top of the Western Conference. It's unclear how long Jusuf Nurkic will be out. Orlando and Nate recorded a late podcast after the game to talk about the injury and what comes next for the Blazers. Subscribe: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/3-on-3-blazers/id1290344201 L…
 
The Blazers have won four in a row and are third in the West. Jusuf Nurkic is starting to look like, well, Jusuf Nurkic again. And Portland is about to start a seven-game homestand. How long can they keep this winning streak going? Orlando, Nate, Jared and Max are here to break it all down on this week's episode of KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast. Plu…
 
The Portland Trail Blazers have lost two in a row and are 3-4 to start the season, not exactly what the team or its fans expected. In this week's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, Orlando, Nate, Jared and Max talk about the team's slow start and whether they've lost confidence in this Blazers team. They also discuss the strong start by CJ McCollum, make pred…
 
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter appeared as guests on the latest episode of KGW’s 3-on-3 Blazers podcast. STORY: https://www.kgw.com/article/sports/nba/blazers/portland-trail-blazers-podcast-ron-wyden-enes-kanter/283-a2377e74-f506-4d67-90e9-ef1f8150277c In a range of topics, Wyden talked about his love …
 
Before the start of each NBA season, KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast crew gets together to make their best guesses about how the upcoming season will unfold. How many games will the Blazers win? Where will they finish in the West? Which team will win the NBA championship? Which player will be named MVP? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon…
 
KGW’s 3-on-3 Blazers team –- Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson, Jared Cowley and Max Barr -– got together Thursday afternoon to talk about the state of the team. They discussed the organization's positive COVID-19 tests, the Blazers' schedule for the first half of the season and retiring numbers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch…
 
On this week's episode, we talk about Blazers media week and our top takeaways from the interviews with players and coaches. We also discuss the Blazers' focus on improving their defense. And we debate whether this is the best team Damian Lillard has played with in his career. Plus we answer listener questions! Submit your questions here Learn more…
 
Now that the dust has settled after a rapid-fire offseason, the Portland Trail Blazers appear to have a deeper and more talented roster, especially on defense. STORY: The NBA fast-tracked its offseason, with the start of trade season, the draft and free agency all starting and (mostly) wrapping up last week. In a stretch of seven days, Portland mad…
 
KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Nate Hanson talk about the Portland Trail Blazers' shocking Game 1 upset against the Lakers. The Blazers proved they're not a typical 8 seed and have no fear of LeBron James and the Lakers. Orlando and Nate talk about Damian Lillard continuing his elite play in the NBA bubble, the Blazers' experience giving them the abilit…
 
You can never count out the Portland Trail Blazers as long as Damian Lillard is around. He averaged 37.6 points and 9.6 assists in the eight seeding games in the NBA bubble, playing 41.7 minutes per game as the Blazers went 6-2 to capture the 8 seed and a spot in the play-in series against the Memphis Grizzlies. Portland only needs to beat Memphis …
 
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