Portland Trail Blazers beat writer Mike Richman (@mikegrich) brings you a daily look into your favorite team. Go deep on the Blazers and the NBA with the Locked On Blazers podcast. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
Oct. 31- Early Season Trends With Comedian Max ...
Oct. 30- NBA Writer Ananth Pandian
Oct. 28–Blazers finish off Suns 114-107
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 26-808's and HeartBlake
Oct. 25- Shirt On Seth
Shirt On Seth previews the Clippers, talks about early season Blazers trends, and more!
Oct. 24 - Blazers Home Opener
Seth talks about the Blazers incredibly long home stand, Pelicans, Clippers, and more!
Oct. 21- Blazers fall to Giannis
Seth reacts to the Blazers losing a tough game in Milwaukee thanks to an incredible performance by Giannis Antetokounmpo and then talks about Wendy's and more
Oct. 20 - Blazers over Pacers and the Connaugss...
Seth talks about the Blazers moving to 2-0 with another road win, Blazers D, the Connaughssance, wearing a shirt that's too small, and a lot more!
Oct. 18- Game 1 Reaction: Blazers Blowout Suns
Seth has an instant reaction to the Blazers first win, declares that we are in a "Connaughssance", recommends a burger that won't make Zach Collins sick, and more!
Oct. 17- Lunch Break Season Preview
The NBA season is finally here! Erik and Seth preview the Blazers season, the NBA's opening night, and more live from the waterfront.
Oct. 15- A concussion, a suspension, and too mu...
Seth wraps up pre-season and looks forward to the tough road ahead.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 12-Decisions, Decisions
Erik wonders about Terry Stotts' lineup decisions, who wins the 15th man spot and more Blazers musings.
Oct. 10 - Have the Blazers found their lineup?
Seth is joined by Corbin Smith to discuss the Blazers honing in on a starting lineup, CJ Mccollum's new shoe deal, Damian Lillard going vegan, and much more.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 5-NBA GM Survey loves Ju...
Seth checks in before the weekend after Portland's first preseason games and discusses where Portland showed up in the annual NBA GM Survey.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 3-Takeout Tuesday
Seth and Erik are back with Takeout Tuesday. They rehash FanFest, look ahead to Portland's first preseason game on Tuesday and discuss Evan Turner's I-5 adventure.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-October 1-Seth and Erik go to...
Erik announces some changes to the Locked On Blazers podcast before new host comedian Seth Johnston and Erik take a trip to Sunday's fan fest. Comedian Shain Brendan also makes an appearance.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 27-Collins Concussed
Erik discusses the stories from Portland's first official practice of the 2017-18 season.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 25-The 'Bad Boys' Are B...
Erik is joined by Corbin Smith to rail against Portland's no. 1 enemy Carmelo Anthony and Nurkic 'bad boy' hopes for Portland at Monday's Blazers Media Day.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 23-Carmelo Anthony Chos...
BREAKING: Carmelo Anthony has been traded to Oklahoma City. As CJ McCollum said, "he chose to go to Oklahoma." Erik also had a conversation with Joe Swide aka BLOGZI WELLS about the Blazers and Melo rumors before it all went down.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 21-MeloWatch 2017 Conti...
Erik recaps a fresh batch of Carmelo Anthony rumors and Dame's recent trip to New York.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS–Sept. 14-Corbin Smith
Erik is joined by writer and host of Take It Or Break It Corbin Smith to talk about the Blazers recent moves, basketball discourse and more.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 12-NBA Rank Sparks CJ M...
Erik discusses the latest batch of the Sports Illustrated top 100 players, where they rank CJ McCollum. Also: CJ rails against ESPN's NBA rank. But was it more strategic than that?
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 11-Archie And The Blazers
Erik discusses the Blazers inviting Archie Goodwin to training camp, national Melo talk and where Jusuf Nurkic ranks on the Sports Illustrated Top 100 players list.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 6-NBA musings/Thinking ...
Erik talks for a minute about the fires ravaging the Northwest and discusses the news former Blazer Andrew Nicholson signed a deal in China, the sale of the Houston Rockets as well as other NBA topics.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 2-Pat Back/Over-Unders
Erik breaks down the news that the Blazers will bring back Pat Connaughton and talks about the NBA over-unders from the Westgate Las Vegas.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 31-Neil Olshey signs e...
Erik returns from a hiatus to discusses the news that Neil Olshey has signed a contract extension to stay in Portland through 2021 and ponders what the Blazers will do with Pat Connaughton's contract as he reaches his guarantee date.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 24-All-Time Blazers w/...
Erik is joined by his pal Haven Kaplan-Miner to discuss the release of the Blazers all-time NBA 2K rosters and draft better ones. Also: a short bonus interview with CJ McCollum.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 22-Kyrie Irving traded...
Erik discusses the breaking news that Cleveland traded Kyrie Irving to Boston for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's unprotected 2018 first round pick. He also discusses the hot-button issue of tampering in the NBA.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 18-MVP Odds
Erik discusses the release of MVP odds, where Damian Lillard stands and LeBron James' impending free agency.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 15-Top 10 Games w/ Bra...
Erik discusses Carmelo and his top 10 games on the Blazers schedule following its release with Brandon Sprague, co-host of 'Dirt and Sprague' on Portland's 1080AM The Fan from 12-3 M-F.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 10-Melo Update + NBA S...
Erik gives a Carmelo Anthony update from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, discusses Jusuf Nurkic as a candidate for Most Improved Player. Then he discusses the NBA summer storylines with his girlfriend Kelsey.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 8-Corbin Smith + Blaze...
Take It Or Break It host and sportswriter Corbin Smith joins Erik to discuss the Blazers signing of CJ Wilcox, the Crabbe trade and answer listener questions.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 3-Nets Crossover w/ Ga...
Erik gives a quick Blazers news update and then has a conversation with the Locked on Nets crew Gavin Schall and Josh Bass to talk about the Allen Crabbe trade, the outlook for both teams and Carmelo Anthony.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 31-ESPN Insider Kevin Pe...
ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton joins Erik to talk about the Allen Crabbe trade, other moves that Portland can make and how the 2018 free agent outlook could help Portland in extension negotiations with Jusuf Nurkic.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 25-ALLEN CRABBE TRADED T...
Erik breaks down the Allen Crabbe trade to Brooklyn for Andrew Nicholson, who they'll waive and stretch, looks at the other moves Portland may make and cryptic tweets from Moe Harkless. Also: Mike Rice bomb?
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 24-Kyrie Wants Out
Erik discusses the news that Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland, how Portland played a part in his unhappiness and how his demands impacts Portland's pursuit of Carmelo Anthony.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 20-TJ Maxx Players, Melo...
Sean Highkin joins Erik to talk the latest Melo news and they bring back a feature from their old podcast, revisiting which players they named TJ Maxx players a year later, what they got right and what they got wrong.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 18-MeloWorld w/ Corbin S...
Erik is joined by Corbin Smith to discuss their Carmelo dreams, Caleb Swanigan and more after the Blazers fall to the Lakers in the Summer League title game.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 17-Summer Ship + MELO RU...
Erik is back from vacation and breaks down the Blazers magical run in Vegas and briefly discusses the reports that Portland wants Carmelo Anthony.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 13-Survive and Advance
Erik breaks down Portland's summer league victory to advance to the round of 16 and ties up some loose ends regarding the stretching of Festus Ezeli's contract.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 12-Pardon My French
Erik breaks down another monster game from Caleb Swanigan in Las Vegas as well as injuries to Zach Collins and Pat Connaughton. Also: a run down of the latest NBA free agent news and why did Portland stretch Festus Ezeli?
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 10-First Impressions
Erik breaks down the debut of Portland's two first round picks, Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan, in the first two games of the Las Vegas Summer League.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 8-Summer League Preview ...
Erik previews the Blazers trip to Las Vegas for summer league and discusses the rumored 3-way trade involving the Blazers, Rockets and Knicks.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 6-The Wild Wild West
Erik breaks down the biggest stories from NBA free agency and does a quick ranking of the Western Conference after all the moves.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-June 30- Festus News + Free A...
Erik breaks down the Festus Ezeli news from Jason Quick before previewing the NBA Free Agency period, which big moves will affect Portland and who they can target with the taxpayer Mid-Level Exception with a little help from the Dunc'd On Basketball po...
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-June 26-NBA Draft Postmortem ...
Erik is joined by NBADraft.net's Mike Visenberg to breakdown Portland's draftees, Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan, as well as break down the rest of the 2017 NBA Draft.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-June 22-Draft Night Carpool w...
Erik and Ananth Pandian ride in Ananth's car while unpacking Portland's draft night, which included trading picks 15 and 20 for Zach Collins of Gonzaga and snagging Purdue's Caleb Swanigan with the 26th pick.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-June 21-NBA Madness w/ Corbin...
Erik is joined by Corbin Smith (VICE Sports, The Shocker, Willamette Week) to discuss the lower-than-expected salary cap, the wild player movement and everything else NBA on the eve of the 2017 draft.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-June 21-Hot stove update
Erik gives a very short recap of the many trades that went down yesterday in the NBA and what they could mean for any potential Portland deals.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-June 20-Paul George wants out...
Erik García Gundersen discusses the news that Paul George told the Pacers he intends to leave after next season, what Portland can/should offer for him and explains his final two picks in the Locked on Mock Draft. Also: the Sixers trade for the No. 1 p...
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-June 16-Green Room Invites, S...
Erik discusses the names that have been reportedly invited to the Green Room at Thursday's NBA Draft and the release of the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League schedule.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-June 12-Ananth Pandian
Basketball writer Ananth Pandian joins Erik to discuss the upcoming Blazers Banter panel he is hosting at Century Bar on June 14, the Finals and Portland's draft plans.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-June 9-Draft Talk with Chad
Erik is joined by his buddy Chad to talk about the who Portland should target with their three draft picks, potential trades and the Finals.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-June 6–Rumors and bench bigs ...
Erik is joined by Corbin Smith (VICE Sports, Take It Or Break It Podcast, The Shocker) to discuss the latest Blazers trade rumors involving the New York Knicks. They also (finally) review the past season for Portland's bench bigs (36:50) and spent way ...
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-NBAdraft.net's Mike Visenberg
Erik gives his take on the NBA Finals and is joined by Mike Visenberg from NBADraft.net to discuss who the Blazers should target, Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz and more.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-May 31-Bench Wings Review
Erik gives a Blazers news round-up before breaking down the 2016-17 season for Allen Crabbe and Evan Turner.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-May 25-Starting Centers Seaso...
Erik gives a quick news update before breaking down the season that was for Portland's starting centers for the majority of the season, Mason Plumlee and Jusuf Nurkic.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-May 23-Cleaners Season In Review
Erik gives a quick news update and then reviews the season that was for The Cleaners, Al-Farouq Aminu and Maurice Harkless.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-May 20-Comedians Seth Johnsto...
Erik gives a quick update on the news that the Hawks were interested in Neil Olshey before he's joined by Portland comedians Seth Johnston and Nick Puente to discuss classic NBA, whether the Blazers need to make a big move this summer, the best players...
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-May 19-Sorry for the wait + A...
Erik García Gundersen returns after illness had him down this week. He recaps the latest Blazers news including pre-draft workouts, Thursday's reveal of the All-NBA teams and Portland's stars continued recruitment of Paul George.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-May 11-Dame & CJ Season In Re...
Erik García Gundersen gives a quick Blazers news update before breaking down the season that was for Portland's two best players.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-May 9-Allen Crabbe To Undergo...
Erik García Gundersen discusses the news that Allen Crabbe will undergo surgery to repair a stress reaction in his left foot. Also: the Blazers unveil their new logo.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-May 5-Brandon Roy, E-Sports
Erik García Gundersen does a round-up of Blazers stories from this week regarding Brandon Roy, the Blazers new e-sports team and the public recruiting efforts by Portland's two stars.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-May 2-Ananth Pandian
Ananth Pandian (Fansided, Clutch Points) joins Erik to talk about Friday's 5-on-5 Basketball Art Show at The Athletic Community in Portland, the offseason ahead for the Blazers and the rest of the NBA playoffs.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 30-CJ wants PG-13
Erik García Gundersen discusses CJ McCollum's public desire to bring Paul George to Portland and whether that could happen.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 27-Exits + Outlook
Erik García Gundersen breaks down the highlights from Portland's exit interviews and looks again to the offseason.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 24-Recapping Blazers-War...
Corbin Smith (VICE Sports, Willamette Week, The Shocker) joins Erik to discuss the end of Portland's season in a 128-103 blowout and the rest of the NBA playoffs.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 24-Nurkic OUT for Game 4
Erik García Gundersen breaks down what the latest on Jusuf Nurkic means and whether Portland can avoid the sweep.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 23-Warriors Crushing Com...
Erik García Gundersen breaks down the night it was at the Moda Center for Jusuf Nurkic's (limited) return in Portland's 119-113 Game 3 loss to the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors now hold a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-IMMEDIATE REACTION-Jusuf Nurk...
Erik García Gundersen is joined by ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton to discuss the news that Jusuf Nurkic will play in Game 3 of the Blazers-Warriors first round series. The Warriors hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 22-Nurkic doubtful for G...
Erik García Gundersen discusses the latest on Jusuf Nurkic and which adjustments, if there are any, Portland has left to make. The Warriors have a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-seven series.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-April 19-Warriors Blowout Bla...
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 110-81 loss at the hands of the Warriors, who hold a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-seven. Erik also discusses whether making the playoffs was worth it.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 18-Nurkic Out, Durant Qu...
Erik García Gundersen recaps the latest injury news in the Blazers-Warriors first round series and breaks down the results of Tuesday's tiebreakers to decide where Portland will pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 16-CJ and Dame don't get...
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Golden State's 121-109 win in Game 1 over the Blazers to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series despite a combined 75 points from CJ McCollum (41) and Damian Lillard (34)
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Playoff Preview-Dane Carbaugh...
In the fourth and final part of the Locked on Blazers playoff preview, Erik García Gundersen is joined by Dane Carbaugh with a focus back on the Blazers. Also, the non-update update on Jusuf Nurkic.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Playoff Preview-Warriors Cros...
Erik García Gundersen and Danny Leroux (Locked On Warriors, Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast, Sporting News) take a deep dive on everything you need to know before the Blazers-Warriors first round series.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Playoff Preview-James Holas o...
In part two of the Locked On Blazers playoff preview, Erik is joined by James Holas (BBallBreakdown, Press Basketball 'Away Team' Podcast) to discuss where Damian Lillard ranks in the hierarchy of NBA guards, Blazers-Warriors and the rest of the first ...
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Playoff Preview-Corbin Smith ...
As part of the Locked On Blazers playoff preview, Erik García Gundersen is joined by Corbin Smith (VICE Sports, Willamette Week) to discuss the first round of the NBA playoffs, Nike Hoop Summit and more.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 10-JV Blazers upset Spurs
Erik García Gundersen recaps Portland's wild 99-98 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Noah Vonleh's buzzer-beating lay-up.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 9-PLAYOFFS
Erik García Gundersen discusses Portland's playoff birth following Denver's 106-105 loss at the hands of Russell Westbrook and offers a brief preview of what to expect from the Blazers-Warriors first round series.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 8-Lillard makes history ...
Erik García Gundersen recaps Damian Lillard's franchise record 59-point performance in a 101-86 win over Utah. Also: Nate Duncan (Dunc'd On Podcast, Twitter NBA Show) joins the show at around the 13:40 mark.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 6-Crabbe Boil
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 105-96 comeback win over the Minnesota Timberwolves to inch closer to the playoffs behind a big night from Allen Crabbe. Also: Jusuf Nurkic seen shooting jumpers pre-game.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 4-Jazz Dominate Blazers,...
Erik breaks down Portland's 107-86 loss to the Utah Jazz Tuesday night. The Denver Nuggets are only a 1/2 game behind the Blazers for the West's 8th seed following the loss.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 3-*This* Close
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 110-109 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves after Damian Lillard's miss at the buzzer. Also: Can the Blazers turn it around on the defensive glass without Nurkic?
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Apr. 2-Smaller Blazers Succee...
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 130-117 win in their first game since the Jusuf Nurkic injury.
IMMEDIATE REACTION-Jusuf Nurkic Out 2 Weeks Wit...
Erik García Gundersen breaks down the news that Jusuf Nurkic will be out at least two weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his right leg.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 31-Are the Blazers a sca...
Erik García Gundersen discusses the viability of the Blazers as a playoff opponent with insight from a few NBA coaches. Also: Al-Farouq Aminu on Portland's defensive improvement.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 30-Dane Carbaugh Mailbag
Dane Carbaugh guest hosts for Erik and answers all your twitter questions following Portland's 117-107 victory over the Houston Rockets, extending their season-long win streak to five games.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 29-Keys To The Car
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Tuesday's emotional 122-113 Blazers win with reaction from Jusuf Nurkic, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 27-Blazers Hold 8 After ...
Erik García Gundersen recaps another Blazers win, which with Denver's loss to New Orleans, moves them into 8th place in the Western Conference.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 26-Keep It Rollin'
Erik García Gundersen breaks down another impressive blowout victory by the Portland Trail Blazers as they keep pace with the Nuggets in the race for 8.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 25-NBA Writer Ananth Pan...
NBA writer Ananth Pandian (Clutch Points, CBS Sports, Fansided) joins Erik to talk about the NBA and the Blazers Banter panel he is hosing on Mar. 27 in Portland.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 24-Takin' Care of Business
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 110-95 blowout of the New York Knicks on Thursday with post-game reaction from Damian Lillard and Evan Turner.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 21-Bucks Stop Streak
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 93-90 loss to the versatile Milwaukee Bucks.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 20-Dame Madness
Erik García Gundersen breaks down another Blazers victory behind a season-high 49 points from Damian Lillard.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 19-ATL Win + Mailbag wit...
Dane Carbaugh breaks down Portland's impressive 113-97 road win in Atlanta and answers your twitter questions.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 16-Bounce Back at The Alamo
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 110-106 win over the Spurs in San Antonio. Also: how the arrival of Jusuf Nurkic has helped Noah Vonleh.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 15-Boogie Nightmare Land
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 100-77 loss at the hands of the new-look New Orleans Pelicans.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 12-Dame Savings Time
Erik García Gundersen recaps Portland's 110-101 road win over the Phoenix Suns behind 39 points from Damian Lillard.