Rip City Report

Rip City Report

Rip City Report featuring Joe Freeman of The Oregonian and Casey Holdahl of Trailblazers.com. All things Portland Trail Blazers and more.... Show More

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May 14, 2020 73 min

On latest edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the latest developments regarding the postponement of the 2019-20 NBA regular season, reports that the league is making positive steps toward a resumption of play, Portland's practice facility reopening, the 2-4 week timeline for a decision about how the NBA moves forward and the team refunding season and single game tickets. Joe and Casey also play...

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April 16, 2020 75 min

In this edition of the Rip City Report podcast, recorded via video conference, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl discuss the latest on the NBA season and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, life under shelter-in-place and the uncertainty we’re all facing, if the NBA season resumes, what it might look like and whether next season is also in jeopardy. Joe and Casey also play a round of "Walt...

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March 16, 2020 84 min

In this season on hiatus edition, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the NBA and life in general, the latest out of Portland and the NBA as the sports world temporarily stops, what the remainder of the season might look like if/when the NBA starts back up and Rudy Gobert changing the world before playing another round of Walton or Oden and finish as always by answering listener questions a...

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March 11, 2020 70 min

In this edition, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the impending return of Jusuf Nurkic, Portland's playoff chase with roughly three weeks to play in the regular season, whether Nurkic’s return affects the Blazers’ playoff chances and give some initial details of the next live podcast taping, which is currently scheduled for April 1 at Tough Luck. Joe and Casey also play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up wit...

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February 24, 2020 76 min

In this week's edition, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the win over the Detroit Pistons and how they came away from it feeling about Portland's playoff chances, the play of CJ McCollum in Damian Lillard's absence and the lack of offensive production from the bench. Joe and Casey also play another round of Walton or Oden and finish up by answering listener questions about Carmelo Anthony’s future with the team, An...

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February 18, 2020 72 min

In the first 2020 post All-Star break edition, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss whether the Trail Blazers are primed for yet another late-season run, give three “make-or-break” factors that could decide the Blazers’ playoff fate and Damian Lillard’s health after he strained his right groin in the last game before the break. Joe and Casey also play another round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up as always by answering l...

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February 6, 2020 60 min

In this week's edition, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl look at the moves made during the NBA trade deadline, why the team decided to keep center Hassan Whiteside, the trade sending Skal Labissiere to Atlanta for luxury tax savings and the Blazers making their "bigger" trade a few weeks prior. They also play another round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions about Hassan Whiteside, the...

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January 27, 2020 78 min

In the latest edition of the Rip City Report, Joe and Casey discus the tragic death — and powerful life — of Kobe Bryant, the Trail Blazers’ reaction to there news of Bryant's passing, Damian Lillard's remarkable performances over the last week, the trade for Trevor Ariza being a better fit that originally thought and give a quick update on the Blazers’ injured players, including Jusuf Nurkic, who returns to full practice l...

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January 20, 2020 75 min

In this edition of the Rip City Report podcast, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl banter about the trade with Sacramento that netted Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel and Caleb Swanigan, whether the trade does more than shed salary and luxury tax obligations and the time Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver spent in Portland. Joe and Casey also play another round of "Walton or Oden" and finish th...

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January 13, 2020 78 min

In the first 2020 edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss where the Trail Blazers stand at the midway point of the 2019-20 season, whether the playoffs are still in play, and if not, how the team might proceed, Jusuf Nurkic's return and how the team should play it and thoughts on why Portland hasn't signed a stop-gap center before playing a round of "Walton or Oden" and answerin...

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December 30, 2019 75 min

In the final 2019 edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss where the Trail Blazers find themselves going into the new year, yet another serious injury and if and how they could go about adding talent, whether the style of play that they've been forced to employ is all that interesting, play another round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions about Hassan Whiteside...

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December 15, 2019 55 min

In the latest edition of the Rip City Report, recorded on location at Talking Stick Hotel Resort Arena in Phoenix, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl banter about Jusuf Nurkic’s rehabilitation, his workout in Phoenix, being pain-free and when he might return, the struggles of the Trail Blazers' bench, play another round of "Walton or Oden" and answer listener questions about trades, ass...

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December 9, 2019 56 min

In an abbreviated edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the season-ending injury to Rodney Hood and why it's such a bummer, how the Trail Blazers might go about replacing his production, or whether such a thing is even possible, and if the injury changes Portland's long-term plans. Joe and Casey also play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up as always by answering listener questi...

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December 5, 2019 83 min

In the latest edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeeman and Casey Holdahl discuss whether the Trail Blazers have turned the corner, the recent play of Hassan Whiteside and whether he's making improvements, the price of Christmas trees and Carmelo mania. Joe and Casey also making their Blazers stock watch picks, play a round of Walton or Oden and finish up with listener questions about potential trades, Anfernee Simons, fried...

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November 26, 2019 77 min

In the latest edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the current state of the Trail Blazers 16 games into the season, a disappointing road trip, Carmelo Anthony’s impact through four games, whether there's still time to turn the season around, Pau Gasol’s departure, play a round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions about Hassan Whiteside, the team’s chemistry, ...

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November 15, 2019 36 min

In this, an especially emergency edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the report that Carmelo Anthony and the Trail Blazers have agreed in principle to a non-guaranteed contract, whether it's worth the risk, how well Anthony will fit with the current Blazers team, Anthony's motivations at this point in his career, opinions of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum of the reported signing and play a ...

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November 14, 2019 68 min

In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss the current state of the Blazers and breakdown some of their issues, Mario Hezonja and Anthony Tolliver struggling and the lack of depth at the power forward and center positions, rookie Nassir Little’s surprising rise and issues replacing Zach Collins on the defensive end. Joe and Casey also play a round of "Walton or Oden" and fini...

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November 8, 2019 58 min

In the latest edition of the Rip City Report podcast, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl discuss Damian Lillard's 60-point performance in a loss to the Nets, the Blazers’ losing streak and general struggles, the play and criticism of Hassan Whiteside, CJ McCollum’s shooting woes, Zach Collins’ injury, play a quick round of "Walton or Oden" and finish up by answering listener questions about the vibe of the team, our biggest ...

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November 1, 2019 82 min

In this week's edition, The Oregonian/OregonLive’s Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers’ Casey Holdahl discuss where the Blazers stand after five games, Zach Collins’ shoulder injury, the impact of injuries on the early-season rotations and up and down play in the early going, especially from the bench. Joe and Casey also play a round of "Blazers Stock Watch," consider a few "Walton or Oden's" and finish up by ...

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October 18, 2019 82 min

In the 2019-20 season preview edition of the Rip City Report, Joe Freeman and Casey Holdahl look at where the Trail Blazers stand heading into the regular season, give their opinions on whether Portland will win 50 games this season, how the Blazers will finish in the West, predict conference standings and NBA awards, debate which player will be the Blazers’ third-leading scorer, how many games Jusuf Nurkic might appear in before p...

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