Blazer Banter

Get the scoop from on the court and off for the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Get the scoop from on the court and off for the Portland Trail Blazers.
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2016-01-14 22:45
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1-14-16 (feat. Damian Lillard)

In the latest edition of the Blazer Banter podcast, we get Damian Lillard’s take on where the Blazers are at midseason. We also discuss Portland’s struggling defense and look back at some other news. Also in the podcast, we have sound from CJ McCollum,...
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Blazer Banter 12-07-15

Take a look back at the first quarter of the season and the biggest Blazers stories so far this season in audio form. I also profiled the play of their bench, specifically the frontcourt of Meyers Leonard and Ed Davis. The final segment of the podcast ...
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Ep. 19 Blazers Opening Week 2015-16

  Stories featured this week: CJ McCollum’s start to the season Meyers Leonard’s slow start And a feature story on Allen Crabbe
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Ep. 18 2015-16 Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview

  This episode of the Blazer Banter podcast is our 2015-16 Blazers season preview podcast as part of The Columbian’s Blazers preview. It includes Blazers stories on 20-year old forward Noah Vonleh, Blazers guard CJ McCollum, the team’s style of play wi...
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Ep. 17 Training Camp/Preseason So Far

This episode of the Blazer Banter podcast is a little different than previous ones. This one is a documentary-style look at training camp and the preseason, touching on stories that we’ve covered so far this season like the leadership of Damian Lillard...
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Ep. 16 Corbin Smith (Free-Agency/Summer League)

Corbin Smith of VICE Sports and the Willamette Week joins Erik to talk about NBA free agency and Summer League. They discuss everything from LaMarcus Aldridge’s fit with the Spurs to how the pieces fit in Portland. Where does Portland go from here?
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Ep. 15 Stupendous

This week we are joined by Portland-based rapper Stupendous (Stu Holdren), who just released his EP Paid Time Off last week. We discussed the album, the process of making it and talked a great deal of basketball as well.  We also discussed Stu’s former...
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Ep. 14 Corbin Smith

Corbin Smith, writer for VICE Sports, the Willamette Week and Portland Roundball Society joined us on the podcast this week. Topics of course include reaction from Game 1 of Portland vs. Memphis and things to look for in Game 2. We discussed the faux-c...
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Ep. 13 Connor Huchton

This week Erik is joined by Connor Huchton who writes for The Classical as well as VICE Sports to talk about the state of the Dallas Mavericks. They discuss Dirk Nowitzki, their play since the Rondo trade and the upcoming West playoffs and their favori...
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Ep. 12 Seth Johnston (Nike Hoop Summit)

We are getting to the tail end of the Blazers’ season but this week is one of the bigger events on the basketball calendar: the Nike Hoop Summit. We brought in Seth Johnston, who hosts his own podcast “Smooth Takes” (iTunes), but is also a prep basketb...
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Ep. 11 Ryan McGoldrick

In a bonus episode of the podcast we are joined by my buddy Ryan McGoldrick to talk NBA Draft and NCAA tournament. Ryan debuts the Chandler Parsons Pick of The Year and also pitches an idea for THE HILLS HAVE EYES 3 starring CJ McCollum and Meyers Leon...
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Ep. 10 Sean Highkin

Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report and joins the show. We discuss the latest on Derrick Rose’s recovery and playoff races in both conference. Erik also pitches a theory that James Harden and the Rockets are headed for an end of seaso...
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Ep. 9 Anthony Slater

This week Erik is joined by Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman to preview Friday’s divisional game and the latest on Kevin Durant’s foot. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes!
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Ep. 8 Seth Johnston (ALL-STAR EDITION)

Erik is joined this week by Seth Johnston, friend and host of the Smooth Takes podcast. We discussed the upcoming All-Star weekend from the Celebrity All-Star game (including our celeb MVP favorites), Saturday night festivities to the game. We also lea...
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Ep. 7 Robby Kalland

Robby Kalland of Cox Media’s The Fan Buzz is back again to update us on America’s team, the Atlanta Hawks. Erik and Robby preview Friday’s match-up with the Blazers and Hawks and discuss the finer points of Mike Muscala’s 3-point celebrations. Be sure ...
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Ep. 6 Patrick Redford

This week Erik is joined by Patrick Redford, a writer for VICE Sports who also sometimes writes about the Sacramento Kings for’s TrueHoop. They preview the Blazers’ Monday match-up against Sacramento and talked about the soul-eating clutch pla...
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Ep. 5 Marco Romo

On this week’s podcast Erik is joined by Miami Heat fan and an original #BasketballTwitter member Marco Romo. We discussed life without LeBron, the injury problems and how they’ve managed. We also touched on the big 3-team trade from earlier this week ...
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Ep. 4 Robby Kalland

Atlanta-based writer Robby Kalland who covers College Football for Cox Media’s Fan Buzz joins the podcast to preview the Blazers match-up against the Hawks. Other topics include Josh Smith in Houston and LeBron and the Cavs. A former writer for Hawks.c...
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Ep. 3 Matthew Tynan

  Erik is joined this week by Matthew Tynan who covers the San Antonio Spurs for ESPN TrueHoop’s 48 Minutes of Hell. Nearly an hour of NBA talk touching a little bit on the Spurs and their schedule patterns when playing the Blazers. Also included: look...
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Ep. 2 Sean Highkin

In the latest episode of the Blazer Banter podcast, Erik is joined by Sean Highkin, a Chicago-based writer for Bleacher Report and NBC Sports’ Pro Basketball Talk. It’s a Bulls-heavy podcast and we somehow forgot to touch on the Blazers’ beef with Chic...
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Ep. 1 Candace Buckner

Welcome to the first episode of the Blazer Banter podcast. We were joined by Indianapolis Star Indiana Pacers beat writer Candace Buckner. Buckner of course was the Columbian Trail Blazers beat writer prior to myself. We talked a lot about the Pacers, ...
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