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The Ringer NBA team provides insight, reporting, and analysis on the NBA five days a week. SUN: 'Weekends With Wos' with Wosny Lambre; MON: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell; TUES: 'Upside High' with J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks; WED: 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney & Wosny Lambre; THURS: 'Real Ones' with Logan and Raja; FRI: 'The Answer' with Chris Ryan & Seerat Sohi.
 
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks return to discuss young prospect Paolo Banchero, how size and defense can be a well-developed asset for a young college player, and what comparable players like AJ Griffin can do. Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
In this longer than normal episode we talk about the press conference Lillard held. Trying to decide are we tanking or going for the playoffs? The trade rumors with Roco, Nurk, Norm, and should we consider trading Ant? Podcast on our beloved Portland Trailblazers. Join the Discord Server so you can join in and give us takes and questions discord.gg…
 
Logan is joined by The Ringer’s Jackie MacMullan to talk about the Celtics' past, present, and future, including the team’s issues holding onto talent, how Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum can play together, and her favorite stories about Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and more. Host: Logan Murdock Guest: Jackie MacMullan Learn more about your ad choices…
 
Wos is joined by Amin Elhassan of Meadowlark Media and SiriusXM NBA Radio to discuss the Bulls’ surprising season and investigate whether their success is sustainable in the playoffs (2:30). Then, they get into the Bucks and whether they should be considered the championship favorites (18:49). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Amin Elhassan Production: Car…
 
Chris and Seerat start the pod by reacting to the Suns' big win over the Mavericks on Thursday night and discuss the possibility of Phoenix returning to the NBA Finals. They then pivot to the MVP race and where some of the superstars should rank in the conversation, notably Luka Dončić, Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokić and Chris Paul. (10:00) Next they to…
 
We’re halfway through the season and the Lakers are the gift that keeps on giving. Logan and Raja talk about the rumors that Frank Vogel’s job is in jeopardy, the Russell Westbrook experiment, and much more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
January 19, 2022 The Portland Trail Blazers spent their week winning games, and Dave and Dia are pretty happy about it! Despite Damian Lillard having surgery and sitting out, and CJ McCollum having a baby and also sitting out, the Blazers are picking up wins, one at a time. Anfernee Simons is the shining star of the week, but the duo also discuss o…
 
Justin, Rob, and Wos play a little news roulette and discuss some of the major injuries around the league, their thoughts on Frank Vogel being on the hot seat, and the three-team trade between the Spurs, Celtics, and Nuggets. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. …
 
J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks are back to talk about the new and exciting prospects of the NBA. They begin with the promising Cam Reddish of the New York Knicks and how to best utilize his talents (01:47). Then they dive deep on the explosive run the young Memphis Grizzlies have had with Ja Morant at the helm (14:40). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jon…
 
Wos is joined by Nate Duncan of 'The Dunc'd On Podcast' and 'Hollinger & Duncan NBA Show' to discuss Ben Simmons and his trade value (2:05) before getting into whether the Warriors will be able to replicate their success this season in the playoffs (21:24). Finally, they give their quick thoughts on who the NBA MVP will be (27:01). Host: Wosny Lamb…
 
Chris and Seerat discuss the advantages and pitfalls that can affect the younger teams in the NBA, notably the Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks, whose trajectories appear to be crossing at this point of the season. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch…
 
January 1, 2021 It's been a full week of Trail Blazers news and Dave and Dia are on it! The duo talk about the losses and the wins, Anfernee Simons new star status, Just Nurkic versus Tyler Herro, Nassir Little versus Kyrie Irving, the status of the players and of course, Damian Lillard. The duo also explain the upcoming Blazers Edge night and how …
 
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Herring joins Logan and Raja to talk about the ’90s Knicks teams in his new book ‘Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks’ (0:30), his thoughts on the present-day Knicks team (24:50), and how the Chicago Bulls are making this season count (33:40). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Ch…
 
Portland’s iron man, Damian Lillard, is going under the knife Thursday. While this news has seemingly been coming for days now, it's officially here. What does it all mean for Rip City? On this week’s episode of the Blazer Focused podcast, beat reporter Aaron Fentress is joined by former Blazers radio play-by-play guy Brian Wheeler to discuss the L…
 
J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks are back to discuss the young and exciting players of the NBA, beginning with the pedigree and story of Jabari Smith Jr. (01:42). They then take it to New York and RJ Barrett to assess where they see him in his development and where he is headed (21:28). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Steve Ahlman…
 
Logan and Raja talk about the atmosphere and mythos surrounding Klay Thompson’s long-awaited return to basketball on Sunday night, as well as the on-court implications for the role players who have stepped up this season in his absence (0:30). Then they talk about the issues the Nets are running into with Kyrie playing part time (23:50) and whether…
 
Chris and Seerat share their reactions to Dirk Nowitzki's number retirement ceremony and reflect on his career and impact on the NBA. Then they discuss how winning a championship affected the perception of his career and talk about current stars they'd like to see bolster their legacies in a similar fashion, notably Chris Paul (19:57), Jimmy Butler…
 
Portland’s season from hell continues, but the Trail Blazers have a prime opportunity amid the chaos. On the latest episode of the Blazer Focused podcast, reporter Aaron Fentress and Joe Freeman agreed (gasp!) that this brutal season offers a chance the successful franchise hasn’t often had because of the brilliance of one Damian Lamonte Ollie Lill…
 
Logan and Raja touch on all the topics weighing on their conscience this week, starting with Ja Morant proving that he is at the tippy top of his draft class (0:30), the Chicago Bulls showing they can hang with the giants of their conference (16:00), and Kyrie returning to the stage after his season of silence (21:00). Then they talk about Dirk Now…
 
January 6, 2021 Another week of the season is down, and the Blazers struggle in their first two games but pull off a beautiful win against the Hawks, even with Damian Lillard out. Anfernee Simons is breaking records and Nassir Little is shining. Dave and Dia discuss Jusif Nurkic being a difference maker, once again, The duo have a lot to unpack abo…
 
As players begin to return from health and safety protocols, Justin, Rob, and Wos talk about the last few weeks of basketball and if anything can be taken away from these games with so many players out (1:45). Then they discuss four major story lines in the new year, including if the Bulls are serious contenders, who is the fourth-best team in the …
 
J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks open by discussing Jonathan Kuminga’s rookie season, his upside in the NBA, and his role with the Warriors (2:23). Then they finish by breaking down highly touted prospect Chet Holmgren's chances in the NBA, where he could fit into the league, and scouting him at Gonzaga (20:18). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tja…
 
In the final episode of the year, Logan and Raja are joined by The Ringer’s finest and ‘Real Ones’ chief meme officer Jomi Adeniran and we get deep in our mailbag to answer some listener questions. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adch…
 
December 29, 2021 Dave and Dia are back and recovering from Christmas. The two discuss the covid epidemic currently taking over the NBA, and how it's affecting the Blazers (and the league). The G-League call ups are a point of passion for Dia, and Dave talks Christmas movies, because frankly, we could all use a little Christmas cheer. All of this p…
 
Jonathan Tjarks and J. Kyle Mann return from Vegas and are ready to discuss up-and-coming prospects! First up is LaMelo Ball, and they weigh in on what one of the most famous young players working today can do to improve and make his mark (01:39). Then it's on to Anthony Edwards and how his ball dominance can be an asset as well as something to ada…
 
In this short podcast, I talk about the Covid outbreak the blazers have experienced and the players we signed as fill in players. Podcast on our beloved Portland Trailblazers. Join the Discord Server so you can join in and give us takes and questions discord.gg/vVHAkcxncB Follow on Twitter twitter.com/UnbiasedBlazers Business inquiries: unbiasedbla…
 
December 23, 2021 It's almost Christmas and the Trail Blazers aren't giving up this season. Dave and Did break down the 4 games from the last week (2 wins and 2 losses). They talk about how covid is affecting the NBA (although thankfully not the Trail Blazers so far), and where the Trail Blazers are currently at. Lots of talk about Damian Lillard--…
 
Justin, Rob, and Wos begin by discussing all the replacement players that teams have signed and pick out their favorites so far (1:00). Then, they run through the Christmas Day slate and ask one question about each game, including whether Kyrie playing part time is a good idea (4:00), the best team in the West (26:00), and whether Trae Young has as…
 
J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks open by discussing their trip to the G League Showcase (2:00). Then they finish by discussing guys finding their roles in the G League and how the Ignite are coming together this season (18:26). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcas…
 
Merry Christmas everyone! In this episode we are joined by Pierce ( Ep.15 Former Blazer Employee) as we discuss If Dame is back to his normal self, Norm excelling at the 2 guard and the Blazers upcoming schedule with some heavy hit Covid teams. Podcast on our beloved Portland Trailblazers. Join the Discord Server so you can join in and give us take…
 
Logan and Raja talk about Kyrie Irving’s return to the Brooklyn Nets (4:13) and Kyrie’s complicated personality (19:59). Then they react to the news of AD’s MCL sprain and what this means for the Lakers' potential title run (29:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson To ask a question for the mailbag, call 510-46…
 
Wos is joined by Ethan Strauss to talk about the Warriors. They start by talking about what makes the Warriors the the most fun story in the NBA this season (3:58) before getting into where the Warriors' young players stand (14:53). Then they discuss what makes Draymond Green so important to his team (20:41) Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Ethan Strauss …
 
Welcome to Episode 13 of the "4 The Love Of The Game" podcast! In this episode, we talk about all the players in protocols and how it's affecting the NBA, Utah Jazz Hiring Danny Ainge, Klay Thompson returning in January, Kyrie Irving returning part-time to the Brooklyn Nets, Isaiah Thomas getting another shot in the NBA, Ben Simmons updates, and Tr…
 
Chris is joined by Ben Detrick from Cookies Hoops to talk about the state of the Philadelphia 76ers and their concerns about the team's future. They wrap everything up by discussing Ben's new book, 'The Joy of Basketball.' (36:51) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guest: Ben Detrick Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choice…
 
Logan and Raja are back with their takes on the dynamic between Luka Doncic and Rick Carlisle as reported by ESPN’s Tim McMahon (0:30), a quick update on how the Lakers have fared in light of Austin Reaves’s big moment against the Mavericks on Wednesday night (31:30), and a discussion about Steve Nash’s success as a head coach (43:00). Then they ea…
 
It's not a ton of fun to watch Portland Trail Blazers basketball at the moment. On the latest episode of the Blazer Focused podcast, Aaron Fentress and Aron Yohannes discuss the rough times in Rip City and what could happen to lead the team out of it. They hit on: Recapping some of the rough times Lillard’s struggles continue A killer road schedule…
 
December 16, 2021 The Portland Trail Blazers continue to struggle through their season with 4 more losses this week. Injuries are still at the forefront of what their facing, but Damian Lillard returns after a couple of weeks off. Joe Cronin seems to be holding it down in the interim and all the trade rumors are flying as the deadline approaches. D…
 
Justin, Rob, and Wos open with a discussion on the current state of the league as it deals with COVID-19 (01:00). Then, they look at some of the biggest questions on their minds entering trade season, including potential Ben Simmons destinations and whether the Celtics should look into splitting up Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown (07:00). Later, they…
 
J. Kyle Mann and Johnathan Tjarks are back for another edition of 'Upside High' in which they take a look at young prospects around the NBA. This week they take a look at Jalen Green of Houston to find out what makes him a key piece of the Rockets (03:14). Then they take a look at Franz Wagner to see about size and development (18:43). And they clo…
 
In this episode we discuss Dame and CJ injuries, Trade rumors once again, our thoughts on Joe Cronin press conference and possibly a goodbye text from CJ? Podcast on our beloved Portland Trailblazers. Join the Discord Server so you can join in and give us takes and questions discord.gg/vVHAkcxncB Follow on Twitter twitter.com/UnbiasedBlazers Busine…
 
Logan and Raja get to the shits today as they discuss the recent setback in Zion Williamson’s recovery from a foot injury that has prevented him from playing so far this season (0:40). Then they discuss whether Kevin Durant or Giannis Antetokounmpo is the best player in the league (29:30) and how Matisse Thybulle defended Steph Curry on Saturday (4…
 
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