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. With new episodes dropping every Friday, subscribe and download today.... Show More

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February 26, 2021 31 min

Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon dive into the recent wall that the Blazers have ran into after a 6 game winning streak, and discuss if the Blazers need to go out and find more personnel to bounce back. Also, Channing examines what Black History month has meant to him and the lessons that he hopes to pass down to his kids.

1:00 What is the difference between the 6 game winning streak and now?

4:25 Do the Blazers need to go out and find ...

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For Black History Month, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard spoke candidly on learning about race as a child, the importance of celebrating Black history, participating in the Portland marches, and how he plans to discuss race with his children as they grow up.

1:02 - Childhood lessons about race

6:15 - Why it's important to be willing to take action & be a part of the change he wants to see

7:32 - The motivation behi...

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Brooke Olzendam join Channing and Dan to discuss year two of Brooke hearts your heart, which was launched to spread awareness and to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Also, they dive into what it's like covering the team during COVID and the player's relationship with the media during the season.

1:30 Is the Blazers offense becoming too predictable?

5:30 The growth of Anfernee Simons

7:50 Blazer's defense

11:0...

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Channing and Dan dive into how the Blazers have been able to stay .500 with 4 wins and 4 losses after CJ McCollum's injury. Also, Channing discusses his worries with having and All-Star game and his take on Courtside Karen.

1:00 Takeaways from what's going on the floor for the Blazers

4:00 Robert Covington's role for the Blazers

7:45 The up and down relationship of the fans and Carmelo Anthony

13:00 Defensive struggles for ...

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Blazers Insider Dwight Jaynes joins Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon to discuss a 6 game road trip like no other during COVID restrictions and what they expect from the team. Also, Channing and Dwight dive into the Blazers defense and what the Blazer's should do on the court without CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic.

2:00 Importance of Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons getting minutes

4:00 What Channing would like to see from Gary Trent...

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Channing Fry and Dan Sheldon dive into the latest news for the Portland Trail Blazers and the benefits that the extended break could have for the team. Also, they look at Portland's bench, their identity and what role Carmelo Anthony has.

1:10 NBA's new way of curving COVID

3:00 Blazer's injuries and the impact on the team

6:00 Should the Blazer's be exploring Anfernee Simons?

8:45 Blazer's bench need for a facilita...

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Kings Television analyst Doug Christie joins this week's pod to discuss this week's Blazers - Kings matchups, the improvement of both teams this season and the many great basketball players from the Seattle area. Plus Channing names the best backcourt in basketball and discusses the importance the NBA places on honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

1:40 CJ's great play so far this season.

5:40 Channing says Melo's star...

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ESPN's Sarah Spain joins the podcast to discuss Channing's hot take on Michael Jordan, delivers her pitch as to why the NBA should consider mimicking the Premiere League, and why she loves the Blazers. Plus, Dan and Channing discuss potential line up rotations and more early season takeaways.

1:43 - Early season takeaways

6:35 - Possible starting rotations

13:30 - But really, who is the GOAT?

26:00 - Setting up the NBA like th...

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Former Portland Trail Blazer and current NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Dorell Wright joins Channing and Dan to talk about early season impressions of the Blazers and Warriors, weigh in on the Dame vs Steph debate, and preview the Blazers-Warriors matchups that will tip off 2021.

1:25 - Early impressions of the Warriors

8:47 - Early season takeaways from the Blazers

18:19 - Dorell on his Blazers squad and being coached by Stotts

19:37 - D...

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Taylor Rooks of Turner Sports joins the podcast to discuss tipping off in a pandemic, her Blazers fandom, and why Damian Lillard is one of the best leaders on the court in the NBA. Plus, Dan and Channing share their preseason takeaways and how the Trail Blazers should use Enes Kanter and Carmelo Anthony.

1:06 - Channing & Dan's preseason takeaways

4:00 - How best to utilize Enes Kanter and Carmelo Anthony

15:15 - Tipping off w...

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Allie Clifton rejoins the podcast to make playoff predictions, discuss Dame's MVP chances and the Lakers coming off the shortest off-season in sports history. Plus Dan and Channing talk Melo as a Sixth Man and how Harry Giles fits in Portland.

1:04 - Channing's take on Harry Giles

5:06 - Melo as the Sixth Man

18:42 - Lakers coming off a short offseason

25:46 - Playoff and MVP predictions

21:30 - "I think the Blazers are top ...

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Portland Trail Blazers DJ, DJ O.G. One joins this week's pod to discuss his time with the Blazers, his favorite moments entertaining the Moda Center crowd and how he's managed to stay busy during the pandemic. Plus Dan and Channing break down the Blazers first half of the season schedule, and how COVID is impacting the team and the NBA.

3:00  What happens if a team has a COVID outbreak this season.

7:15  The front half of the...

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November 25, 2020 28 min

Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon rank the Blazers offseason moves and discuss the impact this will have on the upcoming 2020-21 NBA season.

1:00 #7 Drafting CJ Elleby

2:00 #6 Acquiring Free Agent Harry Giles

4:30 #5 Acquiring Enes Kanter from the Celtics in a three-team deal

8:00 #4 Acquiring forward Derrick Jones Jr.

11:00 #3 Resigning Carmelo Anthony for another year

14:30 #2 Resigning Rodney Hood for 2 years

16:30 #1 Trading Trevor Ariza ...

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NBC Sports Northwest's Blazers Insider Dwight Jaynes joins this week's podcast to discuss the Blazers trade for Robert Covington, the drafting of CJ Elleby, and Payton Pritchard being drafted by the Celtics.

1:45 - Robert Covington and how he will fit in with the Blazers.

3:30 - Potential free agents for the Blazers.

15:00 - Getting Dame rest during the regular season.

16:45 - Robin Lopez back in Portland?

28:00 - How and what C...

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Portland broadcasting legend Ann Schatz joins Talkin' Blazers to share her memories of the Nancy Kerrigan - Tonya Harding controversy and give her thoughts on the upcoming seasons for the Blazers and Ducks.

1:50  Talking about Ann's memories covering the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan story.

7:00  Is there a cause for concern about the NBA starting back up and not having a bubble?

15:00 Channing says fans are going to have t...

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November 6, 2020 30 min

Joe Fann takes a break from Talkin' Seahawks duties to join Channing and Dan in this week's Talkin' Blazers to give his thoughts on where he wants to see the Blazers improve and his observations of the 2020 NBA Bubble.

1:10  Joe talks about his first cousin being married to Brian Scalabrine.

4:30  Channing says there's going to be some guys that show up very out of shape.

8:50  How prepared the rookies will be for the ...

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Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon discuss Channing's favorite holiday (Halloween) and what moves the Blazers should 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

15:54 - Free agents that could be a good fit in Portland

26:35 - Changes in the Western Conferenc...

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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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