The Brief Case

The Brief Case

Casey Holdahl, beat reporter and insider for the Portland Trail Blazers, breaks down the news of the day in Rip City and beyond

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May 28, 2024 34 mins

On this edition of The Brief Case podcast, Trail Blazers beat reporter/Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• The passing of Trail Blazers legend Bill Walton Monday at the age of 71

• Walton's legacy in Portland, the NBA and the world

• More rambling about Bill Walton

• The Trail Blazers hosting Isaiah Crawford of Louisiana Tech, Alex Karaban of UCONN,
Caleb Love of Arizona, Quinten Post o...

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On this edition of The Brief Case, Trail Blazers beat reporter/Insider Case Holdahl discusses...

• The Trail Blazer hosting six players at their first predraft workout of 2024

•UCLA's Adem Bona and Cal's Jaylon Tyson discuss their workouts with the Trail Blazers and general thoughts on the predraft processs

• Check out yet another mock draft, this time from Krysten Peek at Yahoo! Sports

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On this edition of The Brief Case podcast, Trail Blazers Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

 • The Trail Blazers getting shut out of All-Rookie Team honors despite having five first-year players

• Another round of mock drafts and who they have the Trail Blazers taking with the 7th, 14th, 34th and 40th picks in the upcoming NBA Draft

• A quick recap of the conference semifinals and looking forward to the c...

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In the latest edition of The Brief Case podcast, Trail Blazers beat reporter/Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• The 2024 NBA Playoffs and which teams might be due for a reset if they're bounced in the first round

• Which players a new mock draft from CBS Sports has the Trail Blazers selecting with the fourth and 14th picks

• The last batch of Exit Interviews with Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey B...

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On this edition of the Brief Case podcast, Trail Blazers beat reporter/Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• The latest from the first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs

• The recent breaking of ties as it pertains to the NBA Draft Lottery and what it could mean for the Trail Blazers

• Exit Interviews with Toumani Camara and Dalano Banton

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On this edition of The Brief Case podcast, Trail Blazers beat reporter and Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• The first weekend of the 2024 NBA Playoffs

• Predictions on how each first round series ends 

• Checking out who ESPN has the Trail Blazers selecting with the third, 14th, 33rd and 40th picks of 2024 NBA Draft

• Exit interviews with Anfernee Simons and Deandre Ayton

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On this, another Exit Interview edition of The Brief Case podcast, Trail Blazers beat reporter and Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• The Golden State Warriors being eliminated from the postseason and what that means for the Portland Trail Blazers at the 2024 NBA Draft

• The remaining Play-In Tournament games

• Malcolm Brogdon's comments at Exit Interviews regarding his future in the NBA, thoughts ...

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On this edition of The Brief Case, Trail Blazers beat reporter/Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• The Trail Blazers ending their 2023-24 season with a loss to the Kings in Sacramento Sunday afternoon

• Portland finishing in a tie with Charlotte for the third-worst record and what that means in terms of their odds at the 2024 Draft Lottery

• What we learned and didn't learn about some of the Trail B...

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On this edition of The Brief Case podcast, Trail Blazers beat reporter and Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• The final three games of the Trail Blazers' 2023-24 home schedule

• Toumani Camara winning the Maurice Lucas Award

• Where the Blazers stand in terms of draft lottery odds with one game to play

• Portland's record versus the spread in the last 10 days of the season

• ...

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On this edition of The Brief Case, Trail Blazers reporter/insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• Games versus the  Magic, Hornets and Wizards as the Trail Blazers start to wrap up their last long road trip of the season

• Chauncey Billups being names to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

• The end of the Rip City Remix's inaugural season and whether it qualifies as a success 

• The bottom of...

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On this edition of The Brief Case podcast, Trail Blazers beat reporter/Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

 • The Trail Blazers losing their first three games of a seven-game trip, including Friday's game in Miami by... 60

• Injury updates on Deandre Ayton, Matisse Thybulle, Shaedon Sharpe and Toumani Camara

• The lottery odds landscape with roughly two weeks to go and the very real chance of the Trai...

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On this edition of The Brief Case,  Trail Blazers beat reporter/Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• The Trail Blazers starting three rookies and whether any other first-year players are due for more minutes in the last three weeks of the season

• Portland's loss to the LA Clippers

• The upcoming 15-day, seven-game road trip

• A breakdown of draft lottery positioning and Portland's chan...

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March 19, 2024 11 mins

On this edition of The Brief Case, Trail Blazers beat reporter/Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• The Blazers going 0-2 on a two-game trip to New Orleans and Chicago

• The performance of Anfernee Simons and Deandre Ayton the last few weeks

• Scoot Henderson and Jabari Walker returning to the lineup

• Three games at home before a seven-game road trip

• Portland offensive rating, defensi...

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On this edition of The Brief Case podcast, Trail Blazers beat reporter/Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• The Trail Blazers' record with a  month to play in the 2023-24 regular season

• The play of Deandre Ayton and Scoot Henderson since returning from injury

• The last days of the Rip City Remix's inaugural season and how you can see them in person before the end of Year One 

• The d...

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March 7, 2024 37 mins

On this edition of The Brief Case, Trail Blazers beat reporter/Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• Chauncey Billups comments after Portland's loss to Oklahoma City on Wednesday

• The wins versus the Grizzlies leading to close losses to the Timberwolves and Thunder

• The Trail Blazers recent improvement in offensive rating, defensive rating and net rating

• Portland covering in four-straight...

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March 4, 2024 43 mins

On the latest edition of The Brief Case podcast, Trail Blazers beat reporter/insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• The Trail Blazers breaking an extended losing streak with a pair of wins versus the Grizzlies in Memphis last weekend

• Moses Brown returning to action while the rest of the injured Trail Blazers have remained out of the lineup 

• Portland covering in back-to-back games after losing seven-stra...

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February 28, 2024 28 mins

On the latest edition of The Brief Case podcast, Trail Blazers beat reporter/insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• Portland's loss to the Heat on Tuesday to finish off a winless month of February

• Staying motivated during a nine-game losing streak

• Deandre Ayton suffering a right hand sprain and the status of Portland's injured players

• Portland's offernsive, defensive and net ra...

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February 22, 2024 17 mins

On this edition of The Brief Case, Trail Blazers Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• Where the Trail Blazers stand coming out of the 2024 All-Star Break

• Center Duop Reath having his two-way contract converted to a full NBA contract

• Ashton Hagans reportedly getting the two-way contract vacated by Reath

• Scoot Henderson's thoughts on All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis 

• And an up...

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February 9, 2024 25 mins

On this edition of The Brief Case, Trail Blazers beat reporter/Insider Casey Holdahl discusses...

• Joe Cronin's comments about Portland's relative inactivity at the 2024 trade deadline

• The lack of significant moves league-wide 

• The loss to the Detroit Pistons Thursday night

• Shaedon Sharpe undergoing surgery and his timeline for return

And the show ends with a conversatio...

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February 5, 2024 21 mins

On this edition of The Brief Case, Casey Holdahl discusses...

• The Trail Blazers besting  Damian Lillard and the Bucks in his return to Moda Center

• Portland playing well but losing both games to the Nuggets in Denver on  Friday and Sunday

• The recent play of Scoot Henderson

• Kris Murray getting the first start of his career

 • The upcoming trade deadline, which expires on Thursday

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