Talkin' Blazers with Channing Frye

Talkin' Blazers with Channing Frye

Join NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award-winning co-host Dan Sheldon for this season of Talkin' Blazers. Talkin' Blazers has a unique take on everything Rip City with the insight and opinions of a former Portland Trail Blazer and a Rip City Radio host. With new episodes dropping every Friday, subscribe and download today.... Show More

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October 30, 2020 37 min

Channing Frye has all kinds of ideas for the Portland Trail Blazers' future City Edition unis, plus he and Dan Sheldon discuss Channing's favorite holiday (Halloween), and what moves the Blazers need to make as the countdown to the 2020-21 season grows closer.

1:45 - Halloween costumes and the the ghost that's the 'Santa' of Halloween

5:13 - Potential NBA return dates

9:52 - Quality of play vs quantity of games

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President/CEO of the Portland Trail Blazers joins Channing and Dan to talk about the return of the NBA, how the Blazers are preparing for having fans in the stands and working to get fan interaction and a normal game experience during COVID, plus details about the Blazers voting initiative.

4:08 - A "typical" day in the life of Chris McGowan

5:58 - Ideal timeline for the NBA return

10:29 - On the arena environment going forwar...

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Trail Blazer great Terry Porter joins Channing and Dan to discuss how many more season fans can look forward to watching Damian Lillard, what the Blazers need to make it to another NBA Finals, and if Jordan or LeBron is truly the GOAT. Plus, adjustments he's had to make as head coach of the Portland Pilots during COVID and what we can expect from his squad when they take the court.

8:45 - Porter's expectations for Dame in h...

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Blazers coach Terry Stotts joins this week's pod to discuss his tenure with the Blazers, the different versions of the team he's worked with and what it was like to live inside the NBA bubble.

1:40  Takeaways from the NBA Finals

2:20  What makes Miami so difficult to play against?

4:40  How Coach Stotts has adjusted his coaching style as Dame and CJ developed

7:00  The different versions of Blazers squads he's coached

12:45 ...

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Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum joins Channing and Dan to discuss his upcoming PlayersTV talk show, ReMaking America, and the impact he hopes to make on the country. Plus, the NBA Finals, wine and when the next NBA season will tip off.

2:32 - Analyzing the Lakers/Heat matchup

6:27 - Why the Blazers won game 1 vs Los Angeles

8:34 - What's next in the evolution of CJ's game

11:59 - CJ's PlayersTV talk show, 'ReMa...

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NBA Big man Kyle O'Quinn joins this week's pod to discuss what it was like playing for Nate McMillan, NBA bubble life and the whether this year's champion will deserve an asterisk.

1:00  How he came a performer at bar/bat mizvahs.

2:55  Talking about playing for Nate McMillan.

3:28  What happened in the playoffs with the 76ers?

5:22  Choosing Norfolk State and why he didn't have any thoughts of making it to the NBA unti...

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David Lucas joins the podcast to talk about the Maurice Lucas Foundation's upcoming event on Friday, Sept. 18th. The guys also look back on their college playing days, why the Clippers deserve all the roasting and what can be done about the Trail Blazers defensive woes. For more information about the event and to find out how you can help, visit: www.ml20.org

1:04 - What the Maurice Lucas Foundation does for the community

5:00 - ...

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Former Portland Trail Blazer and current Lakers broadcaster Mychal Thompson joins the podcast to discuss his years in Portland, whether we'll see his son Klay in the Blazers jersey outside of social media, and why small ball is going to be the standard in the NBA. Plus, what he and Channing think the Blazers need to do to be on top of the NBA.

1:40 - Mychal Thompson breaks down each of his 7 NBA Championships

4:49 - Getting draft...

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September 4, 2020 37 min

Trail Blazers Courtside Reporter Brooke Olzendam joins Channing and Dan to discuss reporting on the bubble from Portland, whether Damian Lillard is under appreciated and what the future looks like for the Blazers. Plus, find out if Channing briefly quit the show.

4:37 - The unique challenges of covering the Blazers remotely

10:17 - Did Channing quit his own podcast?

18:46 - Dame at 30: Underappreciated?

20:50 - Channing explains choosi...

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Channing's Road Trippin' co-host and Lakers studio host Allie Clifton joins Channing and Dan to react to the NBA players' momentous decision to halt the NBA Playoffs. Plus, they breakdown the Trail Blazers postseason plans.

1:54 Allie’s initial thoughts on the Buck’s decision to sit out

3:55 Channing discusses what will come from the NBA players decision

18:30 Will we view the playoffs differently when they resume?

24:20 Wh...

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NBA free agent Tristan Thompson joins Channing and Dan to discuss who is the biggest threat in the bubble, how many games it will take for the Blazers to send the Lakers packing and whether Portland would be a good fit for him.

2:43 - Tristan on free agency during this unique time

3:53 - Scariest player in the bubble: Dame or Harden?

6:28 - No fans in the bubble: help or hinderance?

13:05 - Expectations for Rondo and when he'll be ...

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Kevin Love joins his friend Channing Frye and Talkin' Blazers co-host Dan Sheldon to talk about a potential December NBA bubble, make some playoff predictions, and pitch himself as the face of Chosen Family wines.

3:14- Feelings about a possible December NBA bubble

9:12 - Staying fit in the offseason

14:01 - Who Kevin thinks will make it to the playoffs

24:24 - Will Kevin join the ranks of NBA players with signature wines?

30:08 - H...

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A special episode of Talkin' Blazers as Channing Frye welcomes fellow NBA Champion and co-host of Road Trippin' Richard Jefferson to the podcast to talk the Bubble, how the Portland Trail Blazers are performing in Orlando, and how they are keeping busy in retirement.

2:32 - Richard makes a case for why you should love the Bubble

3:37 - Best players in Orlando

6:41 - Most impressive aspects of Bubble games

7:41 - How Richard pra...

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The incomparable Bill Walton joins Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon to talk about why exhibition games don't matter, making the world a better place for everyone, why the Blazers have all the tools they need to win, and lessons from John Wooden.

3:22 - Why Bill loves Nurk

6:25 - Ant, Dame and the benefits of speed

9:51- "We are all Blazers" and why naming the greatest Blazer of all time is difficult

14:15 - NBA and social just...

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Artie Wilson Jr. joins Dan Sheldon and Channing Frye as they look back at Negro league baseball and Artie's fathers impact on the league.

:05 Takeaways from The Trail Blazers first scrimmage game

7:00 Memories from Artie's time with his father and how legendary his father was

10:00 Impact of getting a baseball team in Portland on the community

11:15 COVID's impact on getting a team in Portland

12:20 The NBA Bubble model fo...

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Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams joins Talkin' Blazers to discuss growing up in a majority white city, the NBA bubble in Orlando and his thoughts of playing football in the age of Covid-19.

1:00  Tyrell Williams intro

1:45  How he became noticed by scouts his junior year at Western Oregon.

5:20  Talking about growing up in Salem and being one of the only black people in school.

7:00  What does Portland need to do to ...

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July 10, 2020 34 min

The countdown has officially started with NBA teams entering the bubble. Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon breakdown expected fitness levels, discuss the NBA's social justice efforts and compare COVID diets in this week's episode.

4:40 - How players can focus on winning while in the bubble

7:00 - Potential safety struggles

12:52 - Why the Rockets are the toughest opponent for the Blazers

17:02 - Fitness expectations for early games

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Dan and Channing discuss the surprising news that Blazers Television play-by-play Voice Kevin Calabro has decided to step away from broadcasting to spend more time with his family.

1:30  The guys discuss Damian Lillard's preferred starting lineup for the Orlando re-start

4:30  How teams will defend the Blazers during the re-start.

9:30  Talking about the Blazers not replacing Trevor Ariza with an established veteran.

10:30 Would Al...

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Army veteran turned two-time gold medalist Rico Roman joins Dan and Channing to talk about the Blazers, the Wheel Blazers, Team USA sled hockey and how he's staying fit while he's off the ice.

1:17 - How Rico started in sled hockey

6:19 - How the NBA players should handle being apart from family while in 'the bubble'

10:17 - Staying in sled hockey-shape while off the ice

11:44 - How Rico made his daughter's Class of...

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Portland Trail Blazers TV analyst Lamar Hurd joins Channing and Dan to discuss racism, activism, the potential return of the NBA and finding something to be grateful for in an uncertain world.

2:48 - Importance of finding things to be grateful for in tough times

3:30 - The NBA's plans to keep people healthy

7:19 - Balancing family and work in the NBA bubble

9:50 - Reacting to details of the NBA returning

14:28 - Players taking oppor...

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