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.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 9-NurkFever Reaches Hist...
Erik García Gundersen recaps Jusuf Nurkic's historic performance in Portland's 114-108 OT win over Philadelphia.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 8-Twitter Mailbag with D...
Co-host Dane Carbaugh (NBC's ProBasketballTalk, Dane Not Dan on YouTube) answers your twitter questions and drops some analysis on Nurkic Fever. Also Erik shows up late for a standings update.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 7-Nurk-Sanity
Erik García Gundersen discusses Portland's wild 126-121 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder despite a career-high 58 points from Russell Westbrook.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 6-Slick Floor Postpones ...
Portland's game vs. Minnesota was postponed due to melting ice causing slick playing surface. The game has yet to be rescheduled.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 4-5–Blazers Shoot The Li...
Erik García Gundersen recaps Portland's 130-116 win over the Nets with insights from Damian Lillard and an injury update from Evan Turner himself.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 2-Nurkic Shines In PDX D...
Erik García Gundersen discusses Portland's 114-109 come-from-behind win over the OKC in Jusuf Nurkic's first home game as a Blazer.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 1-Thunder Crossover w/ F...
Ed Davis is getting shoulder surgery and is out for the season. Fred Katz (Locked On Thunder, Norman Transcript) joins Erik to talk about the breaking news. Also: how both teams have changed since the trade deadline and whether the Blazers are stealth ...
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 28-Blazers Fall In Palac...
Erik García Gundersen discusses Portland's 120-113 OT loss to the Detroit Pistons.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 27-New-look Raps spoil A...
Erik García Gundersen recaps Portland's 112-106 loss to the new-look Toronto Raptors in Al-Farouq Aminu's return from a knee injury.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 24-Lillard Time Beats Magic
Erik García Gundersen discusses a rare road win by the Blazers in Orlando thanks to a 17-point 4th quarter from Damian Lillard.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 22-Deadline Eve w/ Trail...
Erik García Gundersen and Dane Carbaugh chat with Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard on the eve of the trade deadline.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 21-Talking Cousins trade...
Erik García Gundersen talks about the DeMarcus Cousins trade and discusses the latest as we approach the deadline.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 19-Actor Kelly AuCoin (B...
Actor Kelly AuCoin (Dollar Bill on 'Billions' and Pastor Tim on The Americans) joins Erik García Gundersen to talk about the 'Billions' Season 2 Premiere on Sunday, his Blazers fandom, remembering the title in 1977 and his path from Oregon to the screen.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 15-Pre-All-Star Send-Off
Erik García Gundersen discusses Portland's 111-88 loss to Utah and Jusuf Nurkic's fun, but short, Blazers debut.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 13-Win Slips Away In OT ...
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 109-104 OT loss to the Atlanta Hawks in their first game since trading Mason Plumlee.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 12-Nurkic Intel w/ Adam ...
Adam Mares (Denver Stiffs, Locked On Nuggets, VICE Sports) joins Erik to discuss the pros and cons of the Nurkic-Plumlee swap and drops knowledge on the type of player Portland is getting.
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Blazers trade Plumlee for J...
Erik García Gundersen reacts to the report from Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical that the Blazers traded Mason Plumlee and a second round pick to Denver for 22-year old Jusuf Nurkic and 2017 1st rounder.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 10-Boston Bounced
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 120-111 home loss to the Boston Celtics in their first game since Evan Turner's injury.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 8-Broken and Beautiful
Erik García Gundersen breaks down a roller-coaster 24 hours for the Blazers which included CJ McCollum's 1st career game-winner and Evan Turner's broken hand.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 5-Thunder Rolls
Dane Carbaugh breaks down Portland's 105-99 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Super Bowl Sunday. Erik is out.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 4-Deja Vu All Over Again
Erik García Gundersen discusses Portland's 108-104 loss to undrafted rookie sensation Yogi Ferrell and the Dallas Mavericks.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 2-A Very Blazersworld St...
Corbin Smith (VICE Sports, Willamette Week, The Shocker) joins Erik García Gundersen to discuss CSNNW's Issac Ropp statement that Neil Olshey had him fired from their post-game show. The audio on this episode, somewhat ironically, has some unforeseen...
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Feb. 1-A Change of Pace
Erik García Gundersen breaks down a rare Blazers blowout over the Charlotte Hornets, 115-98.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 31-Serge Ibaka to Portla...
Erik García Gundersen discusses the latest rumors about Orlando's Serge Ibaka and Portland's reported interest in the big man.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 29-Warriors Crossover wi...
Danny Leroux (Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast, RealGM Radio, Locked On Warriors) joins Erik García Gundersen to discuss Portland's 113-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors, who were without defending two-time MVP Stephen Curry.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 28-Trade Dramas w/ Sean ...
Erik García Gundersen is joined by his Bulls vs. Blazers co-host, Sean Highkin of The Athletic Chicago and Locked on Bulls to talk about the latest NBA trade drama.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 27-Lillard Lights Up Gri...
Erik García Gundersen recaps Portland's 112-109 home win over the Grizzlies. Portland has won 3 straight games for the first time since Dec. 5.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 25-Lucky Lakers
Erik García Gundersen recaps Portland's 107-98 win over the hapless Lakers.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS–Jan. 23-Noel Trade Rumors
Erik García Gundersen discusses reports that the Blazers aren't into Philadelphia big man Nerlens Noel.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 22-No Rest, No Problem
Erik García Gundersen recaps an impressive OT win by the Blazers over the Boston Celtics, 127-123, helping them snap a 4-game losing streak.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 20-New Line-Up, Same Pro...
Erik García Gundersen recaps Portland's 93-92 loss to Philadelphia and their inability to take advantage of Joel Embiid's absences in the 2nd half.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 18-Oh, It Can Get Worse
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's second straight blowout loss on their East Coast road trip and wonders whether Portland's recent offensive struggles are connected to Aminu's dip in 3-point shooting.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 17-Trade Talk with Dane ...
Dane Carbaugh joins Erik García Gundersen to discuss Portland's disappointing back-to-back losses and the franchise's trade timeline.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 16-The Portland DVR And ...
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 19-point loss to the Washington Wizards.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 13-Friday The 13th
Erik García Gundersen reacts to Portland's let down loss to the Orlando Magic without Moe Harkless. Also, some Festus Ezeli news.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 12-Blazers Dominate Cavs
Erik García Gundersen recaps Portland's impressive 102-86 win over the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers and dives into their defensive improvement since Christmas.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 10-Big Dog Talks Big Bla...
The Big Dog returns and joins Erik García Gundersen to discuss Portland's impressive 108-87 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 9-What's Going On?
Erik García Gundersen ponders the reasons for Portland's disappointing first 39 games after their 2OT loss to the Pistons on Sunday.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 8-Double Heartbreak
Dane Carbaugh recaps Portland's wild double-OT loss to the Detroit Pistons and how Detroit used their size in the victory. Erik is out tonight after covering the game for the Associated Press.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 7-Game Postponed + Tyson...
Erik García Gundersen on the postponement of Portland's game vs. Detroit and the latest ESPN report that the Blazers are tracking Phoenix's Tyson Chandler as a potential trade target.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 5-It Was A Good Day
Erik García Gundersen recaps a good day for the Trail Blazers, which included a win and their acquisition of Cleveland's 2017 1st round pick.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 4-That Wasn't So Bad
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 125-117 loss to the Golden State Warriors and discusses revelations from ESPN's Chris Haynes latest story on the Blazers.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Jan. 2-2017 Predictions
Erik García Gundersen is joined by a special guest, his girlfriend, to speculate about what will happen with the Blazers and the NBA in 2017.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS–Jan. 1-CJ's Party
Erik García Gundersen and Dane Carbaugh break down Portland's important 95-89 win over the Timberwolves and answer listener questions.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 31-Why 16-17 isn't 15-16
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 110-94 loss to the Spurs and explains why he doubts a turnaround like last season.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 29-Welcome To The Party,...
Erik García Gundersen discusses Portland's 102-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings and whether the last two games of strong defensive play will continue.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 27-Blazers lose but show...
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's 95-91 loss to the Raptors and the changes they made to their defensive scheme.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 25-Xmas Trade Talk
Erik García Gundersen discusses potential trade partners for the Blazers.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 23-Corbin Smith of VICE ...
Corbin Smith (VICE Sports, Willamette Week) joins Erik to discuss Portland's fifth straight loss, their long term out look and the unique existence of the Brooklyn Nets.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 22-The Big Dog
In his first appearance, The Big Dog joins Erik García Gundersen to discuss Portland's poor start and last night's awful home loss to the Mavericks.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 21-Blazers-Kings reax wi...
Sean Highkin joins Erik García Gundersen to discuss the wild ending to Portland's 126-121 loss to the Sacramento Kings Tuesday, which included DeMarcus Cousins scoring 55 points, getting ejected and then being reinstated.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 19-Danny Leroux
Erik is back. Danny Leroux (Dunc'd On Podcast, Locked on Warriors) helps us understand how changes to the NBA's new Collective Bargaining Agreement and gives a report from Portland's 45-point loss in Oakland.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 18-Warriors embarrass Bl...
Dane Carbaugh recaps Portland's 45-point drubbing at the hands of the Golden State Warrriors and the latest updates on the status of Festus Ezeli. Erik is out.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 16-James Holas joins Dan...
Dane Carbaugh (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk, Blazersedge) guest hosts and is joined by James Holas of BBallBreakdown and Press Basketball. Erik is out today.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 13-Blazers Bounce Back v...
Erik García Gundersen and Dane Carbaugh break down Portland's impressive 114-95 victory over Oklahoma City.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 12-Fred Katz of the Norm...
Erik García Gundersen is joined by Fred Katz, Thunder beat writer for the Norman Transcript and host of Locked on Thunder to chat about Portland's late loss in Los Angeles and the dominance of Russell Westbrook.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 11-Indiana Blues with Da...
Erik García Gundersen is joined by Dane Carbaugh to discuss Portland's third straight loss heading into a brutal stretch of Western Conference teams.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 8-Blazers blow another l...
Erik García Gundersen is joined by Dane Carbaugh (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk, The Rewind, Blazersedge) to discuss Portland blowing a late lead in Memphis and answer your twitter questions.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 7-Bucks Drive Past Blazers
Erik García Gundersen recaps Portland's 115-107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, snapping a 3-game losing streak. Also: is the defense doing anything differently?
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 6-NBA talk with Sean Hig...
The Bulls vs. Blazers Podcast returns to the feed with Sean Highkin (The Athletic, Locked on Bulls) joining Erik García Gundersen to discuss what's going on in the NBA. Also: Sean tells us what he saw from the Blazers in Chicago.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 5-Aminu returns as Blaze...
Erik García Gundersen discusses Al-Farouq Aminu's return from a calf injury in Portland's 3rd straight win, 112-110, over Chicago.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Dec. 3-Blazers shut down depl...
Erik García Gundersen recaps Portland's 99-92 victory over the Miami Heat Saturday night. Also: Hassan Whiteside tells Locked On Blazers Portland was actually his second choice in free-agency.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 30-Blazers Outpace Indy
The Blazers get a much-needed home win, 131-109 over the Indiana Pacers, after a few extra days of practice. Erik García Gundersen discusses the win and why we aren't talking more about Moe Harkless.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 29-Listener Questions wi...
Erik García Gundersen and Dane Carbaugh address the Blazers struggles after Sunday's loss and answer listener questions.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 28-Sunday Malaise
Erik García Gundersen recaps Portland's 130-114 home loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday. With the loss the Blazers fall to 9-10, 9th place in the Western Conference.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 25-Light on Black Friday
The Portland Trail Blazers got a much needed win Friday, 119-104 over the New Orleans Pelicans to get back to .500. Erik García Gundersen discusses what was one of their most complete wins of the season.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 23-Love Makes History vs...
Cleveland's Kevin Love had a historic first quarter against the reeling Blazers, who have now lost 4 of 5 games following Friday's 137-125 loss.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS–Nov. 22–Blazers-Knicks reax w...
Dane Carbaugh joins Erik García Gundersen to discuss Portland's 107-103 loss to the Knicks on Tuesday and where they are heading into Cleveland. Also: the first annual Gravy Summit.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 21-Chris Manning of Lock...
Erik García Gundersen is joined by Locked on Cavaliers host Chris Manning to talk about both their teams, Joel Embiid and more.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS–Nov. 20–Click Click Boom
Evan Turner and the bench finally go off to help the Blazers to a season-high 129 points in a 20-point win over the Nets to snap a 3-game losing streak.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 19-Is there hope for Eva...
Erik García Gundersen discusses the state of the Blazers play after their 3rd straight loss at the hands of the Pelicans and how there might be hope that Evan Turner will turn things around.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 17-Blazers x Bulls Cross...
Erik García Gundersen is joined by Chicago Bulls writer Sean Highkin of The Athletic and co-host of Locked On Bulls to discuss the two teams trending in opposite directions. Also: the NBA's best reality TV storylines.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 15-Bulls dominate Blazers
The Blazers' rebounding woes become impossible to ignore in their 113-88 blowout home loss to the Chicago Bulls. Lillard and McCollum go cold and defense continues to struggle in final home game before 5-game trip.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 13-Blazers defense spark...
Erik García Gundersen discusses Portland's 112-105 victory where the Trail Blazers came back from a halftime deficit to notch their second straight win.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 11-Blazers win but lose ...
Erik García Gundersen discusses the Blazers 122-120 win over the Kings and the report that Al-Farouq Aminu will be out "a couple of weeks."
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov .9-Clippers blowout Blazers
Erik García Gundersen discusses Portland's 111-80 blowout loss to the Clippers, the absence of Al-Farouq Aminu and whether Jake Layman deserves more than just a garbage time look.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 8-Blazers keep rollin' b...
Erik García Gundersen discusses the Blazers picking up their third straight win (124-121 vs. Phoenix) and what the Blazers do if Al-Farouq Aminu has to miss extended time.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 6-Money McCollum
Erik García Gundersen discusses the Blazers' first consecutive victories of the season behind CJ McCollum's best game of the year. Also: how good has Moe Harkless been so far this season?
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 5-AP's Malika Andrews
Erik García Gundersen chats with Associated Press Blazers reporter Malika Andrews to discuss their start to the season, Damian Lillard's MVP-level play and whether the NBA's signs of "togetherness" in the wake of Colin Kaepernick meant anything.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 3-The Search For Consist...
Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's OT loss in Phoenix and discusses where the team has succeeded and struggled in the first five games.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Nov. 1-Warriors x Blazers wit...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen is joined by Dane Carbaugh and Locked on Warriors Host Danny Leroux to break down Golden State's 127-104 win over the Blazers for both teams.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 30-You Know What Time It Is
Erik García Gundersen and Dane Carbaugh discuss Damian Lillard's game-winning shot over Denver, his play so far and where the Blazers are after three games.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 28-Evan Turner's Early S...
Erik García Gundersen discusses Evan Turner's slow start to the season and Portland's Thursday's loss to the L.A. Clippers (114-106).
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 26-"M-V-P! M-V-P!"
Erik García Gundersen breaks down the Blazers 113-104 win over the Utah Jazz and how Damian Lillard put the league on notice with 39-9-6 in his debut.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 24-NBA Eve
Erik García Gundersen looks ahead to Blazers-Jazz and gives his playoff predictions.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 22-Preseason Finale w/ D...
Erik García Gundersen is joined by Locked On Warriors host Danny Leroux (Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast, RealGM Radio, Sporting News) to break down Friday's Blazers-Warriors match-up. Also: an updated outlook for both teams now that the preseason and fin...
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct.20-Corbin Smith of VICE S...
Erik García Gundersen is joined by Corbin Smith (VICE Sports, Willamette Week, Take It or Break It Podcast) to discuss the Blazers and the NBA as we approach the season.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 18-Annual GM Survey
Erik García Gundersen discusses where the Blazers showed up in NBA.com's annual GM survey and reports of Festus Ezeli surfacing at Blazers practice.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 17-Noah Vonleh's strong ...
Erik García Gundersen and Dane Carbaugh discuss Noah Vonleh's strong play throughout the preseason.
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Blazers Waive Luis Montero
Erik García Gundersen breaks down the news that the Blazers have waived Luis Montero, whittling their roster to 17 players.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 14-Blazers-Clippers got ...
Erik García Gundersen and Dane Carbaugh discuss the Blazers preseason loss to the Clippers, who stood out and what it means if the younger players are playing well.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 12-Meyers Leonard Returns
Erik García Gundersen and Dane Carbaugh give their review on Meyers Leonard's return to the court in Portland's 109-106 OT preseason win over the Lakers.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 11-Blazers Hit The Road
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses Meyers Leonard's impending return for Tuesday's preseason game against the Lakers.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 10-Digesting Phoenix-Por...
Erik García Gundersen and Dane Carbaugh discuss the Blazers preseason win over Phoenix as well as Noah Vonleh's late-game heroics and if they mean anything.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 8-NBC Pro Basketball Tal...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen is joined by NBC Pro Basketball Talk's Dane Carbaugh, who will be a co-host of Locked On Blazers.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 7-Anthem protests and 15...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses the anthem protests in the NBA and the battle for the 15th roster spot.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 4-Preseason Begins
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen breaks down the Blazers preseason win over the Utah Jazz and the battle for the 15th roster spot.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Oct. 3-Stories to look for in...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses stories to look for as the Blazers begin the NBA preseason Monday against the Utah Jazz.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 30-Mason Plumlee Midrange?
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses the reports that Mason Plumlee has developed a midrange jumper and how that could change things for the Blazers.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 29-Boston Celtics write...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen chats with Boston Celtics writer Michael Pina (Bleacher Report, VICE Sports, RealGM) to discuss training camp and Evan Turner.