Portland Trail Blazers reporter 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.
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.