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-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.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Mar. 11-Kieff'd At The Buzzer
Erik García Gundersen recaps Portland's 125-124 OT loss to the Wizards on Markieff Morris' game-winning jumper with 0.4 seconds left.
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.