Talkin' Blazers with Channing Frye

Talkin' Blazers with Channing Frye

Join NBA Champion Channing Frye (@channingfrye) and Emmy Award-winning co-host Dan Sheldon (@DanSheldonVoice) for this season of Talkin' Blazers. Talkin' Blazers has a unique take on everything Rip City with the insight and opinions of a former member of the Portland Trail Blazers. New episodes drop weekly. Subscribe and download today.


July 23, 2021 31 mins

Channing has a parting hot take: Damian Lillard is heading to the Eastern Conference. Plus, Dan and Channing discuss lessons Portland can take away from Milwaukee's championship season, whether Norman Powell will be the difference-maker for the Blazers next season, and the potential addition of Edniesha Curry to Chauncey Billups' coaching staff.

1:21 - How the Bucks were able to build a championship team

4:00 - What the Blaze...

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NBC Olympics and ESPN basketball analyst and self-proclaimed international hoops junkie Fran Fraschilla joins Channing and Dan to discuss the reports that Damian Lillard has requested a trade, the latest on Team USA and of course weighs in on Chauncey Billups leading the Trail Blazers.

2:30 - Fran's transition from coaching to being an expert on international hoops

6:22 - How the international game caught up with US hoops

14:10 - ...

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Channing and Dan break down the chances of Kevin Love donning a Blazers jersey for the 2021-22 season,and discuss Dame and Team USA playing in front of empty stands in Tokyo, and the assistant coaches rumored to be making up Billups' staff in the latest episode of Talkin' Blazers.

2:30 - COVID protocols relaxed in time for the NBA Finals, but not for the Olympics in Tokyo

5:25 - Kevin Love in a Blazers uniform?

10:20 - Chaunc...

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Channing and Dan react to the Trail Blazers' Chauncey Billups introductory press conference, discuss whether fans will trust the franchise again, speculate about potential roster moves, and debate whether the Blazers have a championship-caliber roster.

1:20 - Recapping and reacting to the Billups introductory press conference

7:56 - The importance and role of Chauncey's coaching staff

11:10 - Will we ever hear from Jody Allen?


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Ramona Shelburne, senior writer at ESPN, joins Dan and Channing to discuss whether Chauncey Billups or Mike D'Antoni would be a better fit as head coach in Portland. Plus the three talk about why Dame was right to weigh in on Nneka Ogwumike being left off Team USA's roster for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

1:35 - Channing & Dan on Chauncey's chances at getting the Blazers top spot

3:30 - Analyzing the remaining coaches who...

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Dwight Jaynes, Dan and Channing all weigh in on the available head coaches who could take the reins of the Trail Blazers, critique the All-NBA awards, and Channing explains why it's a good thing that Damian Lillard has committed to Team USA.

1:30 - Why Rick Carlisle should be the top candidate for the head coaching job

11:17 - Channing makes a case for Erik Spoelstra in Portland

22:45 - Ranking the open coaching positions

26:20 - B...

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Channing and Dan dive in on the hot topics for the end of the season, including whether Chauncey Billups is the best person to replace Terry Stotts as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, who should be in Dame's supporting cast on the court and what's ahead for Rip City.

2:48 - Dan and Channing discuss how much responsibility rests on coaches and GMs for team performance

6:19 - Discussing the Trail Blazers season-long de...

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Dan and Channing break down the Denver series and look at the bigger picture for the Blazers to answer the question, what will the Blazers look like next season? Also Eddie Johnson, one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, joins to discuss the next generation of NBA Stars.

1:00 Damian Lillards change in tone after Denver series lost

6:30 Jusuf Nurkic's problems in the Denver series

12:00 What the Blazers need from Jusuf Nurkic


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NBA Champion and Nuggets analyst Scott Hastings joins Channing and Dan to talk about the impact bench players have on the series and the 'games within the game' to pay attention to. Plus Dan and Channing make their series predictions and discuss LaMarcus Aldridge's hopes for a future jersey retirement.

2:29 - Bench players as difference-makers in early games

11:13 - Admiration for Norman Powell's play

21:43 - Looking a...

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Denver Nuggets reporter/host Katy Winge joins Channing and Dan to discuss Jusuf Nurkic, Nikola Jokic and other possible x-factors in the Blazers vs Nuggets first round playoff series.

1:17 - What make Jokic stand out

4:16 - Nurkic vs Jokic

12:59 - Will a leader emerge for Denver?

20:14 - How the Blazers can stop Jokic

29:20 - Series x-factors

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Channing and Dan break down Nurk's impact on the Blazers' latest stretch and which team would be the best match for Portland in the playoffs. Plus Channing's business partner Jacob Gray joins Talkin' Blazers to discuss the popularity of wine in the NBA, Chosen Family and the One Barrel Challenge which benefits the Maurice Lucas Foundation.

1:40 Jusuf Nurkic's impact on the Blazers latest stretch

12:50 The story of...

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Allie Clifton returns to the show to discuss potential Western Conference playoff matchups and whether Kevin Love could find himself in a Portland uniform. Plus Dan and Channing discuss Melo's moves up the NBA record lists, the culture in Portland and the Blazers welcoming fans back to Moda.

4:30 - Melo's Blazers legacy and the culture in Portland

8:25 - Most effective coaching style for the Blazers

16:00 - Welcoming fans back...

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April 30, 2021 43 mins

Richard Jefferson joins Channing and Dan to talk Blazers-Nets and NBA super teams, plus Dan and Channing discuss how the Portland Trail Blazer are willing to invest in developing young talent.

3:48 - What makes Brooklyn different

10:40 - How long does it take for fans to consider a team a "super team"?

21:35 - Why the Blazers are willing to develop young talent

25:52 - Channing on why Nurk is one of the top 10 strongest big men


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Grizzlies analyst Brevin Knight joins Channing and Dan to give insight into the upcoming matchups between Memphis and Portland, and the former NBA point guard shares his "I have arrived" moment. Plus Dan and Channing discuss what the Blazers need to adjust before the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

1:37 - Takeaways from recent close games

11:05 - Key factors for the Blazers this season

17:41 - How the Grizzlies maintain their gritty cultur...

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Channing and Dan discuss whether the NBA has made a mistake with the play-in tournament, what the Blazers need to do to be ready for the playoffs, where LaMarcus Aldridge falls on the list of all-time great Blazers, and Channing talks about the One Barrel Challenge.

00:54 - What Dan thinks the NBA has screwed up

4:26 - Blazers path to the playoffs

12:40 - Would Aaron Gordon have fit in Portland?

14:40 - LaMarcus Aldridge's legacy


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April 9, 2021 39 mins

Channing and Dan discuss how to get in on the NBA Top Shot trend and are joined by ESPN700's Spence Checketts to discuss the depth of the Western Conference. Plus, Channing and Spence share their favorite memories from Madison Square Garden.

6:13 - Nassir Little's defensive impact on the Blazers

8:45 - Dan and Channing's perspectives on NBA Top Shot

16:27 - Discussing the Western Conference standings

21:55 - Questions Powe...

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Brian Scalabrine, Celtics Analyst, joins Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon to discuss the madness of the NCAA Tournament and the race for NBA MVP. Also, Dan and Channing break down Norman Powell's first games and explore how the Blazers could defensively improve to make a run in the playoffs.

1:30 Takeaways from Norman Powell's first games

4:30 Blazers will have to figure out how to make sure everyone "eats"

7:00 What can ...

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Oregon great Luke Ridnour joins Channing and Dan to reminisce about sharing the court with Channing in Orlando, winning a conference title as a Duck, and watching the Oregon in the 2021 NCAA Tournaments. Plus Dan and Channing break down the biggest moves before the NBA trade deadline and look at the buyout market.

2:00 - How long until Nurk is at full form?

13:52 - Breaking down the NBA buyout market

19:00 - What Luke Ridnour is up to...

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Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon are joined by Dallas Mavericks Radio Play-by-Play, Chuck Cooperstein, to look ahead to the Dallas Mavericks series and break down the race for MVP and the All- Star battle. Also, the trade deadline has snuck its way up once again, will the Blazers make a move? Is LaMarcus Aldridge coming back to Portland?

1:40 Reaction to Damian Lillard going off for 50 points and the Blazers comeback win against the Pe...

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Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon rank the top 4 most important things that could happen in the second half of the Blazers season. Also, Dan and Channing look back at the All-Star game, discuss who was the biggest impact in the first half of the season, and Damian Lillard's legacy in the NBA.

1:00 Number 4: Nassir Little pushes ahead of Anfernee Simon and Rodney Hood

6:00 Number 3: Damian Lillard goes MVP level the rest of the way


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