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Neil Olshey Dismissed, Now What?

Neil Olshey Dismissed, Now What?

Photo by Steve Dykes/ Danny Marang and Brandon Sprague take a long look at the future of the Trail Blazers. Join hosts Danny Marang and Brandon Sprague of the Jacked Ramsays podcast as they react to the new of Neil Olshey being dismissed by the Portland Trail Blazers Friday morning. What led up to Olshey’s dismissal? Did something change in the 24 hours leading up to it as it was hinted that Olshey was surprised by the news? Now that the Blazers have taken the first step towards change - what comes next? Who will lead the Blazers going forward? What will their goals...
3 hours ago
Blazers Defense Getting Panned Nationally

Blazers Defense Getting Panned Nationally

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer shows where Portland’s defense is falling apart. Entering into the 2021-22 NBA Season, the Portland Trail Blazers promised better defense under new Head Coach Chauncey Billups. 23 games into the campaign, they have yet to deliver. As of December 4th, the Blazers rank 30th in defensive efficiency, 29th in opponent shooting percentage, and 28th in opponent three-point percentage. Those rankings are actually lower than the 29th , 25th, and 21st positions that got Head Coach Terry Stotts fired at the end of...
3 hours ago
Multiple Charlotte Hornets Players Enter COVID Protocols

Multiple Charlotte Hornets Players Enter COVID Protocols

Photo by Stacy Revere/ An NBA franchise gets hit hard in the midst of the pandemic. The Charlotte Hornets have been hit hard by the COVID-19 virus, with several key players entering NBA health and safety protocols this morning. The Athletic’s Shams Charania and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski unfolded the widening effect on the franchise as the extent became clear. From Charania: Charlotte Hornets guards LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier have both entered COVID-19 health and safety protocols and are expected to miss several games, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. From...
6 hours ago
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics Preview

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics Preview

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Portland Trail Blazers (11-12) vs. Boston Celtics (12-11) After a loss to the San Antonio Spurs, the Portland Trail Blazers hope to recover against the Boston Celtics. The Celtics are on the second night of a travel back-to-back, having lost against the Utah Jazz last night 137-130. The Blazers dropped their last game against the Spurs 114-83, but they were missing Damian Lillard to rest and Nassir Little was out with a sprained ankle. Saturday, December 4 - 7:00 p.m. PTHow to watch on TV: ROOT SportsBlazers injuries: Damian Lillard...
18 hours ago
Lillard on Olshey Firing: “It’s just an all-around unfortunate situation”

Lillard on Olshey Firing: “It’s just an all-around unfortunate situation”

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Dame speaks on the decision to fire Olshey. Twitter stayed rather quiet on the day President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey was fired. You don’t usually see players talk about their boss being fired on the same day of the termination. Yet, the face of the Portland Trail Blazers had something to say during a Reddit AMA sponsored by Gatorade. In an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”), users post questions in a thread that the host can answer. Lillard, who has always been authentic when asked difficult questions, continued to show his...
18 hours ago
NBA Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Testing Rules

NBA Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Testing Rules

Photo by Steph Chambers/ This could result in more positive tests. The NBA is continuing to update its COVID-19 testing rules based on vaccination status. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, players who do not have a booster dose of the vaccine by December 17 will be subject to in-game testing. Sources: Beginning Dec. 17, NBA players who have not received booster COVID-19 dose will be subject to game day testing. Also on Dec. 17, team personnel who have yet to receive booster are no longer permitted to interact with players, travel with team or continue as...
Dec 3, 2021
Dave Deckard and Dia Miller Reflect on Neil Olshey’s Firing

Dave Deckard and Dia Miller Reflect on Neil Olshey’s Firing

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Portland’s lead executive is gone. Two of his leading critics run down the reasons and what it means for the franchise. The Portland Trail Blazers have fired President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey for violating the franchise code of conduct, creating a workplace described as “toxic” and “bullying”. In the wake of the firing, Dave Deckard and Dia Miller recorded a special episode of the Dave and Dia podcast. The pair were outspoken about Olshey’s decisions and management style long before the investigation into his...
Dec 3, 2021
Who Could Replace Neil Olshey as President?

Who Could Replace Neil Olshey as President?

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Who will be next in line? With news coming Friday morning that Neil Olshey has been fired as president of basketball operations, the Portland Trail Blazers must now look for his replacement. Director of Player Personnel Joe Cronin has been named the interim general manager, but other names are already surfacing from outside the organization. According to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, two former players’ names have surfaced: Tayshaun Prince and Brent Barry. While Joe Cronin has been promoted to Portland’s interim general manager, two...
Dec 3, 2021
The Trail Blazers Need to Change

The Trail Blazers Need to Change

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Dave and Dia talk about all the things ailing the Blazers and what might turn them around. Your favorite Portland Trail Blazers podcast is back on the air! If you’re looking for a ton of positivity about the Blazers, this might not be the podcast for you. Without meaning to, Dave Deckard and Dia Miller delve into all the signs that the Blazers are...well...kind of broken right now. Individual games, individual players, the cloud surrounding the team. Dave points out some of his favorite aspects of the season, but it’s a starry pinpoint in...
Dec 3, 2021
Trail Blazers Fire Neil Olshey

Trail Blazers Fire Neil Olshey

Photo by Steve Dykes/ Portland’s President of Basketball Operations loses his job under allegation of workplace violations. Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey has lost his job after allegations of bullying, hostility, and creating a toxic workplace environment. “Intimidation and profanity-laced tirades” were cited among his methods of franchise management. Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports tweeted the news of his departure. “The Portland Trail Blazers have fired Neil Olshey, ending his 10-year run as the GM and president of...
Dec 3, 2021
Blazers Throttled by Spurs as Struggles Hit Home

Blazers Throttled by Spurs as Struggles Hit Home

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Portland’s 10-game home winning streak is snapped in a 114-83 loss to San Antonio thanks to a horrific first half. The Portland Trail Blazers found no sanctuary in their home arena on Tuesday night, as they were blown out by the San Antonio Spurs by a final score of 114-83. The loss snapped a 10-game winning streak at Moda Center, as the team was defeated in Portland for the first time since opening night back in October. The Spurs absolutely dominated the first half with an incredible shooting display, leading by 21 at the break. Despite a...
Dec 3, 2021
Jacked Ramsays Post Game: Blazers Vs Spurs

Jacked Ramsays Post Game: Blazers Vs Spurs

Photo by Abbie Parr/ One of the most disappointing losses of the last few years gets the Danny-Brandon treatment. The Trail Blazers dropped only their second home game of the season, falling to the San Antonio Spurs 114-83. While missing Damian Lillard and Nassir Little, the Blazers also lost the services of Anfernee Simons early on to a sprained ankle - exacerbating issues that were already apparent. The Blazers couldn’t score NOR could they stop the Spurs. It was a problem. The Spurs, one of the worst three point team in the league on volume AND percentage went...
Dec 3, 2021
Spurs Gouge Lillard-Less Blazers

Spurs Gouge Lillard-Less Blazers

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Portland loses a rare home game in head-scratching fashion. The Portland Trail Blazers didn’t miss Damian Lillard in an earlier outing this week against the lowly Detroit Pistons, but that was not the case on Thursday night against the somewhat-less-lowly San Antonio Spurs. Portland dug themselves a hole early with atrocious defense against a San Antonio squad that’s terminally mediocre on offense most nights. They’d spend the rest of the night trying to dig out. Despite ramping up the energy in the second half, Portland couldn’t score...
Dec 2, 2021
Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs Game Day Thread

Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs Game Day Thread

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Can the Blazers keep it going at home without Dame? The Portland Trail Blazers are at home in the Moda Center taking on the San Antonio Spurs. The team has only lost one game at home all season, but with injuries plaguing the roster, this could be a tough match up. Will Portland be able to keep their home game win streak alive? Thursday, December 2 - 7:00 p.m. PTHow to watch on TV: ROOT Sports, NBA TV, NBA League PassBlazers injuries: Damian Lillard (out), Nassir Little (out), Norman Powell (questionable), Spurs injuries: Zach Collins...
Dec 2, 2021
Jacked Ramsays Pregame: Blazers vs. Spurs

Jacked Ramsays Pregame: Blazers vs. Spurs

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Can the Blazers keep it going at home? Danny and Brandon talk about that and more. The Portland Trail Blazers have an opportunity to get back above the .500 line tonight as they take on the San Antonio Spurs in Portland, where the Blazers have only dropped one game this season. While the comfy confines of home have done wonders for the Blazers this year, tonight they’ll be without Damian Lillard for the second straight game and for at least the next 10 days when he’ll be evaluated and assessed again. The Blazers will also be missing...