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KGW Podcast about the Portland Trail Blazers and the NBA

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KGW Podcast about the Portland Trail Blazers and the NBA

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My Dad is in this podcast :)

By Ryan D. Cowley - Oct 12 2019
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My dad is rocking it ;) go Jared!!

Best Blazers Podcast

By Jsmmmmeezy - Apr 22 2019
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I’ve listened to all of them, this one is the best. Always look forward to new episodes.

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28 Ratings
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My Dad is in this podcast :)

By Ryan D. Cowley - Oct 12 2019
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My dad is rocking it ;) go Jared!!

Best Blazers Podcast

By Jsmmmmeezy - Apr 22 2019
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I’ve listened to all of them, this one is the best. Always look forward to new episodes.
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3 on 3 Blazers

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KGW Podcast about the Portland Trail Blazers and the NBA

Rank #1: 3-on-3 Blazers: Will Neil Olshey make a trade that 'moves the needle'?

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During this week's podcast, KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley debate whether the Blazers will make a move to improve the team before the February 7 NBA trade deadline, discuss the Blazers' recent improvement passing the ball, and make predictions for Portland's next three games. Plus, another super-fun game of Rip It!

Jan 17 2019

37mins

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Rank #2: Hassan Whiteside's impressive Blazers debut

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss the Blazers' season-opening loss to the Denver Nuggets, including Hassan Whiteside's impressive debut with the Blazers, the success of Portland's starting lineup, the struggle to defend Denver's 3-point barrage, and the lack of bench production. We also make predictions for the Blazers' next three games, and play another rousing game of Rip It!

Oct 24 2019

40mins

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Rank #3: 3-on-3 Blazers: Can the Blazers upset the Warriors in the conference finals?

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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!

May 13 2019

44mins

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Rank #4: 3-on-3 Blazers: Portland bounces back to force Game 7

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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!

May 10 2019

43mins

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Rank #5: 3-on-3 Blazers: Where does Portland rank in the new Wild West?

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss where the Trail Blazers rank in the revamped Western Conference, what Portland needs to reach championship contender status, and debate how big an impact Anfernee Simons will make this coming season.

Jul 11 2019

43mins

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Rank #6: 3-on-3 Blazers: Portland steals home court from Denver

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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!

May 02 2019

45mins

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Rank #7: Do the Blazers have the best backcourt in the NBA?

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss what has been going right for Portland lately (other than an easier schedule), debate whether the Blazers have the best backcourt in the NBA, and make predictions for the next SEVEN games. Plus, we answer YOUR QUESTIONS, and play a special Holiday Edition of Rip It!

Dec 20 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #8: Does Carmelo Anthony bring new hope to Rip City?

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss Carmelo Anthony's impact on the team, debate whether the Blazers can turn their season around, and make predictions for the next four games.

READ MORE: https://www.kgw.com/article/sports/nba/blazers/is-there-a-new-hope-in-rip-city/283-2a36d924-4be3-4e2e-8e66-716921c4c265

Nov 28 2019

57mins

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Rank #9: 3-on-3 Blazers: The Trail Blazers can win Game 2. Here's how

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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!

May 15 2019

39mins

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Rank #10: Can Blazers fans stay Melo as the losses mount?

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On this week's episode of KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss Carmelo Anthony's debut with the Blazers and what Portland can do to start winning games again.

Get more Blazers coverage at https://www.kgw.com/blazers.

1. What did you think of Carmelo Anthony's debut with the Blazers?

Nate: It was hard to evaluate because of the absence of Damian Lillard. But it was pretty much what I expected. There was rust with his shooting, and he turned the ball over five times. After all, it was his first NBA game in a year. To me he flashed, especially early in the game, why the Blazers brought him on. He can make outside shots and garners more respect from defenders than anyone else the Blazers have on their roster outside of Lillard and McCollum. Melo's main job will be to knock down open perimeter shots and find buckets in the post. If he can do those two things, that may make defenses think twice when they’re pressuring the star Blazers guards to get the ball out of their hands. As we discussed last week, Melo could be a positive addition to the Blazers' roster, and it doesn't have much of an impact on their wins and losses. I think we also saw that on Tuesday night.

Jared: Carmelo Anthony was better than his stats indicate. Some of those box score numbers were ugly. He missed 10 of 14 shots. Had five turnovers and five fouls. Was a team-worst -20 in plus-minus. The advanced stats didn't look good, either. By the eye test, though, I thought Anthony looked OK. He hit two of his three 3-point attempts, all of which were of the catch-and-shoot variety. The two 3-pointers that Anthony hit were wide open (no defender within 6 feet). I liked how aggressive he was attacking the rim. He missed five of six shots in the restricted area and in the paint, but that's an anomaly. His last full season in the league, with the Thunder, he shot 56% at the rim and 45% in the paint. The best version of Anthony for the Blazers would be if he's connecting on open catch-and-shoot 3s and scoring at the rim. Anthony looked lost at times on both ends of the court, but that's understandable. CJ McCollum said that Anthony learned just five of the Blazers' plays before the game, and the Portland playbook has more than 100 plays and counters. Anthony looks like he can still play in the NBA.

Orlando: Enjoyed all the hype leading up to Carmelo Anthony's debut with the Blazers. It's been a long time since Rip City had a star of his magnitude join the team. Even people that don’t follow basketball have heard the name. On the court, it went how you would expect it to go for a good player who hasn't played in the league in over a year. He showed that he can still get buckets and can be a threat offensively. Anthony also missed a lot of shots and didn't get some calls that probably would have improved his shooting percentage. He also led the team in turnovers and looked like a player that wasn't on the same page as his teammates on both sides of the ball, which makes sense because he hadn't even gone through a shoot-around with the Blazers. What impressed me was that he came off the street, started for the Blazers and logged 24 minutes of work. It's clear he'll make his mark on this team over the coming weeks. One thing I can say for certain, the Blazers just got more interesting.

MEET THE 3-ON-3 BLAZERS TEAM

Jared Cowley is a digital producer who writes about the Blazers and other topics for KGW.com. Jared has written about the Jazz and Warriors as a sports editor at two daily newspapers.

Nate Hanson is a digital producer who contributes to KGW.com’s coverage of the Blazers, Ducks, Beavers and high school sports.

Orlando Sanchez is the sports anchor and reporter for KGW News, Sports Sunday and Friday Night Flights. Orlando has covered multiple NBA Finals, NCAA Basketball Tournaments and World Series.

Nov 21 2019

51mins

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Rank #11: Can the Blazers survive without Zach Collins?

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss the outlook for Zach Collins and his injured shoulder, debate what the Blazers can do to make up for his absence, discuss whether Portland should be shooting more 3-pointers, and make predictions for the Blazers' next three games.

Oct 30 2019

46mins

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Rank #12: What will the Blazers do at the NBA trade deadline?

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On this week's episode of KGW's 3 on 3 Blazers podcast, we debate whether injuries are the only reason for the Portland Trail Blazers' poor performance this season, talk about what kind of trades we expect the Blazers to make this season, make predictions for the next four games, answer YOUR questions and play another rousing game of Rip It!

Jan 09 2020

51mins

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Rank #13: Is Kevin Love the right fit for the Blazers?

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On KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast this week, we discuss the loss of Rodney Hood and the trade rumors linking Kevin Love and the Blazers. We also make predictions for the next three games, talk about Jusuf Nurkic's eventual return, answer your questions, and play another rousing game of Rip It!

Dec 13 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #14: What's wrong with the Blazers? Plus YOUR questions!

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The Portland Trail Blazers, surprisingly, have started the season with eight losses in their first 12 games. Is this team really as bad as they look right now? Which Blazers player has been the most disappointing so far? And how will the Blazers fare on their upcoming six-game road trip? Plus, YOUR QUESTIONS and another rousing game of Rip It!

Nov 14 2019

49mins

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Rank #15: Portland Trail Blazers sign Carmelo Anthony!

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The Portland Trail Blazers signed Carmelo Anthony! Will Melo make the Blazers better? Is he a good fit in Portland? What will his role be? What can Blazers fans expect to see from him this season? We break it all down on this EMERGENCY POD!

Nov 16 2019

30mins

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Rank #16: 3-on-3 Blazers: Portland clobbers fussy Warriors; Enes Kanter picks Blazers over Lakers

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During this week's podcast, KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley discuss the Trail Blazers' entertaining win against the Warriors, debate the potential impact of new Blazers center Enes Kanter, and make some All-Star weekend predictions.

Feb 14 2019

40mins

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Rank #17: 3-on-3 Blazers: Grading the Whiteside trade and other moves

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss Whiteside's fit in Portland and whether his reputation should concern the Blazers and their fans. We also assign a grade to the Blazers' offseason moves, and debate whether this roster right now is better than Portland's roster at the end of last season.

Jul 03 2019

38mins

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Rank #18: Time to panic?!? Plus, your questions!

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This week, on the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss what the biggest issues facing the Portland Trail Blazers are right now, talk about reasons for optimism in the midst of a 3-4 start, and make predictions for the next five games. Plus, we answer YOUR QUESTIONS! And then we play another rousing game of Rip It!

Nov 07 2019

50mins

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Rank #19: Nurk returns, Dame drops 61 and Blazers make their first trade of the season

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we talk about the Blazers trade with the Sacramento Kings, Damian Lillard's 61-point masterpiece, Jusuf Nurkic's return and make predictions for the next three games. We also answer your questions and play another rousing game of Rip It!

Jan 23 2020

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: Reacting to the trade deadline

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we react to the moves the Blazers made and the moves they didn't make at the deadline. We also make predictions for the next five games, answer your questions, and play a rousing game of Rip It!

Feb 06 2020

1hr 14mins

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Emergency pod! Blazers stun Lakers in Game 1

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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 ability to rally for victories, and look ahead to Game 2 and the rest of the series.

Aug 19 2020

28mins

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Dame Time in the NBA Bubble

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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 once to earn a first-round playoff matchup against LeBron James and the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers.

Aug 14 2020

35mins

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Blazers narrow gap for 8 seed

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The Portland Trail Blazers are 3-1 in the NBA bubble and have pulled within a half game of the Memphis Grizzlies for eighth place in the Western Conference. KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast crew got together to talk about the Blazers' performance in the NBA Bubble thus far and what to expect going forward.

Aug 07 2020

28mins

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With Nurkic back, Blazers' playoff push starts now

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The long NBA layoff because of the coronavirus has actually helped the Portland Trail Blazers. That's because two key pieces of the team, big men Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins, are healthy and ready to play. Nurkic broke his leg last season and hadn't played since. Collins injured his shoulder earlier this season. The Blazers play their first game of the restart in the NBA bubble on Friday at 1 p.m. against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Jul 30 2020

30mins

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When the NBA will start up again; Thoughts on The Last Dance

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On a special Zoom recording of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Jared Cowley, Nate Hanson and Max Barr talk about living through the COVID-19 outbreak, how much they miss sports, whether the 2019-20 NBA season might resume, what that would mean for the Blazers if it did, and The Last Dance, ESPN's excellent documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.

Apr 30 2020

34mins

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Blazers season suspended amid the coronavirus

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The NBA decided to suspend its season amid the coronavirus outbreak. Commissioner Adam Silver hopes games can be resumed after a 30-day hiatus. Orlando Sanchez and Nate Hanson share their reactions to the news and what it could potentially mean for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Mar 14 2020

41mins

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Will the Blazers make the playoffs?

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we gauge our confidence level in Portland's playoff chances, debate which was the worst thing to happen to the Blazers this season, and make predictions for the next four games.

Feb 28 2020

1hr 8mins

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Can CJ step up with Dame out?

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we talk about Damian Lillard being out for the next few games, the development of Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons, whether criticism of CJ McCollum is justified, and make predictions for the next three games.

Feb 20 2020

57mins

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With Dame hurt, can Blazers rally to make playoffs?

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we talk about Damian Lillard's injury and whether the Blazers can still make the playoffs, discuss the potential return of Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins, revisit our worst preseason predictions and make one big prediction each for the rest of the season.

Feb 13 2020

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Reacting to the trade deadline

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we react to the moves the Blazers made and the moves they didn't make at the deadline. We also make predictions for the next five games, answer your questions, and play a rousing game of Rip It!

Feb 06 2020

1hr 14mins

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Remembering Kobe, Dame’s dominance and Melo’s future

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we talk about the death of Kobe Bryant, debate whether it's time for Blazers fans to believe in this team again, discuss Carmelo Anthony's desire to retire in Portland and make predictions for the next three games.

Jan 30 2020

53mins

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Nurk returns, Dame drops 61 and Blazers make their first trade of the season

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we talk about the Blazers trade with the Sacramento Kings, Damian Lillard's 61-point masterpiece, Jusuf Nurkic's return and make predictions for the next three games. We also answer your questions and play another rousing game of Rip It!

Jan 23 2020

1hr 4mins

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Are the Blazers really going to 'stand pat' at the trade deadline?

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we talk about the win against the Houston Rockets and the upcoming NBA trade deadline. We also answer your questions and play a rousing game of Rip It!

Jan 16 2020

53mins

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What will the Blazers do at the NBA trade deadline?

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On this week's episode of KGW's 3 on 3 Blazers podcast, we debate whether injuries are the only reason for the Portland Trail Blazers' poor performance this season, talk about what kind of trades we expect the Blazers to make this season, make predictions for the next four games, answer YOUR questions and play another rousing game of Rip It!

Jan 09 2020

51mins

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Do the Blazers have the best backcourt in the NBA?

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss what has been going right for Portland lately (other than an easier schedule), debate whether the Blazers have the best backcourt in the NBA, and make predictions for the next SEVEN games. Plus, we answer YOUR QUESTIONS, and play a special Holiday Edition of Rip It!

Dec 20 2019

1hr 6mins

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Is Kevin Love the right fit for the Blazers?

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On KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast this week, we discuss the loss of Rodney Hood and the trade rumors linking Kevin Love and the Blazers. We also make predictions for the next three games, talk about Jusuf Nurkic's eventual return, answer your questions, and play another rousing game of Rip It!

Dec 13 2019

1hr 3mins

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Carmelo Anthony and the winning Blazers

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss Carmelo Anthony's impact on the Portland Trail Blazers, who are suddenly winning games again. We also talk about what has impressed us most about the Blazers' performance over the past five games, debate whether the team can sustain its recent success, and make predictions for the next three games, including Friday's big game against the Lakers.
More Blazers coverage at kgw.com/blazers.

Dec 05 2019

58mins

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Does Carmelo Anthony bring new hope to Rip City?

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On this week's episode of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss Carmelo Anthony's impact on the team, debate whether the Blazers can turn their season around, and make predictions for the next four games.

READ MORE: https://www.kgw.com/article/sports/nba/blazers/is-there-a-new-hope-in-rip-city/283-2a36d924-4be3-4e2e-8e66-716921c4c265

Nov 28 2019

57mins

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Can Blazers fans stay Melo as the losses mount?

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On this week's episode of KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss Carmelo Anthony's debut with the Blazers and what Portland can do to start winning games again.

Get more Blazers coverage at https://www.kgw.com/blazers.

1. What did you think of Carmelo Anthony's debut with the Blazers?

Nate: It was hard to evaluate because of the absence of Damian Lillard. But it was pretty much what I expected. There was rust with his shooting, and he turned the ball over five times. After all, it was his first NBA game in a year. To me he flashed, especially early in the game, why the Blazers brought him on. He can make outside shots and garners more respect from defenders than anyone else the Blazers have on their roster outside of Lillard and McCollum. Melo's main job will be to knock down open perimeter shots and find buckets in the post. If he can do those two things, that may make defenses think twice when they’re pressuring the star Blazers guards to get the ball out of their hands. As we discussed last week, Melo could be a positive addition to the Blazers' roster, and it doesn't have much of an impact on their wins and losses. I think we also saw that on Tuesday night.

Jared: Carmelo Anthony was better than his stats indicate. Some of those box score numbers were ugly. He missed 10 of 14 shots. Had five turnovers and five fouls. Was a team-worst -20 in plus-minus. The advanced stats didn't look good, either. By the eye test, though, I thought Anthony looked OK. He hit two of his three 3-point attempts, all of which were of the catch-and-shoot variety. The two 3-pointers that Anthony hit were wide open (no defender within 6 feet). I liked how aggressive he was attacking the rim. He missed five of six shots in the restricted area and in the paint, but that's an anomaly. His last full season in the league, with the Thunder, he shot 56% at the rim and 45% in the paint. The best version of Anthony for the Blazers would be if he's connecting on open catch-and-shoot 3s and scoring at the rim. Anthony looked lost at times on both ends of the court, but that's understandable. CJ McCollum said that Anthony learned just five of the Blazers' plays before the game, and the Portland playbook has more than 100 plays and counters. Anthony looks like he can still play in the NBA.

Orlando: Enjoyed all the hype leading up to Carmelo Anthony's debut with the Blazers. It's been a long time since Rip City had a star of his magnitude join the team. Even people that don’t follow basketball have heard the name. On the court, it went how you would expect it to go for a good player who hasn't played in the league in over a year. He showed that he can still get buckets and can be a threat offensively. Anthony also missed a lot of shots and didn't get some calls that probably would have improved his shooting percentage. He also led the team in turnovers and looked like a player that wasn't on the same page as his teammates on both sides of the ball, which makes sense because he hadn't even gone through a shoot-around with the Blazers. What impressed me was that he came off the street, started for the Blazers and logged 24 minutes of work. It's clear he'll make his mark on this team over the coming weeks. One thing I can say for certain, the Blazers just got more interesting.

MEET THE 3-ON-3 BLAZERS TEAM

Jared Cowley is a digital producer who writes about the Blazers and other topics for KGW.com. Jared has written about the Jazz and Warriors as a sports editor at two daily newspapers.

Nate Hanson is a digital producer who contributes to KGW.com’s coverage of the Blazers, Ducks, Beavers and high school sports.

Orlando Sanchez is the sports anchor and reporter for KGW News, Sports Sunday and Friday Night Flights. Orlando has covered multiple NBA Finals, NCAA Basketball Tournaments and World Series.

Nov 21 2019

51mins

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Portland Trail Blazers sign Carmelo Anthony!

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The Portland Trail Blazers signed Carmelo Anthony! Will Melo make the Blazers better? Is he a good fit in Portland? What will his role be? What can Blazers fans expect to see from him this season? We break it all down on this EMERGENCY POD!

Nov 16 2019

30mins

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iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
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My Dad is in this podcast :)

By Ryan D. Cowley - Oct 12 2019
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My dad is rocking it ;) go Jared!!

Best Blazers Podcast

By Jsmmmmeezy - Apr 22 2019
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I’ve listened to all of them, this one is the best. Always look forward to new episodes.