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.
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.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 28-Meyers Leonard Back?
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses the reports from training camp that Meyers Leonard's return appears ahead of schedule.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 27-Media Day Reaction
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen touches on the most important things to come out of the Blazers' 2016-17 Media Day.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 26-5 stories ahead of M...
Blazers writer and blogger looks at five stories to watch before Blazers media day and the start of the 2016-17 training camp.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 25-Wing + Frontcourt br...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen breaks down the wings and the front court for the Blazers.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 21-CBS Sports NBA write...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen chats with CBS Sports' NBA writer Ananth Pandian about the Blazers, the impact of the Anteokounmpo singing on the CJ McCollum extension and moving to Portland.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 20-Blazers backcourt di...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses the Blazers backcourt as part of the Locked on Network's Position Week. Also: how Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo's $100M extension affects the Blazers.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 19-SI.com Top 100
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses where the Blazers ended up in the Sports Illustrated list of the Top 100 NBA players.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 16-Blazers-Warriors cro...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen is joined by NBA writer and Locked on Warriors host Danny Leroux as part of crossover week on the Locked on Podcast network.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 15-Thunder crossover po...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen is joined by Locked on Thunder host and the Thunder beat writer for the Norman Transcript, Fred Katz, as crossover week continues.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 14-Blazers fantasy outl...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen chats with Josh Lloyd, host of the Locked on Fantasy Basketball podcast, to discuss the fantasy outlook for the Blazers in the upcoming season.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 13-Jazz-Blazers with Da...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen is joined by Jazz play-by-play announcer and founder of the Locked on Podcast network, David Locke, about the Blazers and Jazz. Also: what to make of Mason Plumlee making the Sports Illustrated Top 100 p...
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 8-Blazers announce full...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses the new Blazers TV broadcast crew including the addition of Lamar Hurd as the team's color commentator.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-Sept. 2-Talking Blazers-Spurs...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen chats with Locked on Spurs host Jeff García about the Blazers and Spurs. Also: what does the Noah Vonleh injury mean to the Blazers big man situation?
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 30-ESPN Real Plus-Minu...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses ESPN Insider's Real Plus-Minus win projections which were published last week.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 25-Blazers play-by-pla...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen chats with the new play-by-play voice of the Portland Trail Blazers, Kevin Calabro, to talk about the team and how the league has changed since he got his start.
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen reacts to the news that Festus Ezeli will be out six weeks after getting an injection in his left knee.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 22-Does Damian Lillard...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses weather Blazers guard Damian Lillard has a shot at making the USA Basketball team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 20-Comedian Seth Johnston
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen is joined by Comedian Seth Johnston to discuss his basketball theories and the upcoming edition of his 'Laughs at Legrowlski' comedy show.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 15-Trail Blazers repor...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen is joined by Trail Blazers digital reporter and podcast host Casey Holdahl to talk Blazers, summer in Oregon and sneakers.
IMMEDIATE REACTION: 2016-17 NBA regular season ...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen gives a quick breakdown of important dates on the Blazers schedule as the NBA released the 2016-17 regular season schedule.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 11-Best of Terry Stott...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen brings you the best of Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts' appearance on Locked on NBA with David Locke. Also: rumors about the NBA schedule.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 8-Could Meyers Leonard...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses the possibility that Meyers Leonard could start at center. Also: an NBA scout's take on the Blazers offseason.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 4-Recapping the Blazer...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen is joined by Dane Carbaugh of The Rewind on YouTube to chat about the final moves the Blazers made in the offseason. Also: Dane will be a regular guest on Locked on Blazers.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-August 1-The Oregonian's Mike...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen is joined by Oregonian Blazers beat writer Mike Richman to talk about the Blazers offseason, Al-Farouq Aminu missing the Olympics and more. Apologies feedback issues on this episode.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 28-Where are the Blazers...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses where the Blazers are in the pecking order of the Western Conference now that their roster is set.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 27-Blazers PAAC ratings,...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen breaks down how the Blazers measure up in David Locke's exclusive PAAC ratings as well as ESPN's Summer Forecast. Also: a programming note for the next few weeks of the podcast.
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Blazers, Maurice Harkless a...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen breaks down the breaking news that the Blazers are going to re-sign Maurice Harkless to a 4-year deal worth over $40 million with David MacKay of Blazersedge.com
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 26-Blazersedge's David M...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen talks to Blazersedge.com's news editor David MacKay to talk CJ McCollum's extension, Evan Turner and Summer League.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 25-CJ McCollum, Blazers ...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen gives an immediate reaction to The Vertical's report that the Blazers and CJ McCollum agreed to a 4-year extension worth $106 million.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 23-Sorting out the wings
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen tries to sort out the Blazers wings situation and who will be the most important for them to achieve their goal of a 50-plus win season.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 22-Allen Crabbe, Meyers ...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen recaps Friday's press conference for the Blazers where restricted free agents Allen Crabbe and Meyers Leonard talked about returning to Portland.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 20-ESPN Insider Kevin Pe...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses the Blazers offseason with ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton. Their discussion of signings extended beyond the court and into the broadcast booth to discuss the addition of play-by-play man Kevin Calab...
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 19-The Rewind's Dane Car...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen is joined by Dane Carbaugh, host of "The Rewind" on YouTube, to discuss the Blazers offseason and their outlook for next season.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 18-Dame DOLLA is in the ...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen recaps Damian Lillard's (Dame DOLLA) first rap concert in Portland. Also: an update on the latest Blazers news.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 15-Answering listener qu...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen does a quick rundown of Blazers news and answers listener questions.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 14-Ranking the Blazers bigs
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen recaps the latest Blazers news and ranks the Blazers big men in order of importance.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 13-How Westbrook rumors,...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses the latest trade buzz surrounding Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and how that could impact the Blazers. Also: the NBA made some changes to intentional fouling rules which could impact some o...
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 12-Summer League Deep Dive
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen recaps how the Blazers summer league squad has looked so far. Does it mean anything? Will any of these guys see meaningful regular season minutes?
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 11-Corbin Smith of VICE ...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen is joined by Corbin Smith of VICE Sports and the Willamette Week to talk about the Blazers free-agency. Mostly, they discussed Evan Turner, his fit on the team and whether he's actually good or not.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 10–Crabbe and Leonard re...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses the impact of Sunday's news that the Blazers matched Allen Crabbe's offer-sheet and agreed to a 4-year deal with big man Meyers Leonard. Also: who starts, Crabbe or Evan Turner?
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 9-Blazers Summer Gm. 1, ...
Blazers writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen breaks down Portland's first summer league game and the addition of Shabazz Napier. Plus: what the Blazers do if they decide not to match Allen Crabbe's offer sheet and how summer league plays into that.
LOCKED ON BLAZERS-July 8-Festus Ezeli signs, Cr...
Blazers beat writer and blogger Erik García Gundersen discusses the Blazers signing Festus Ezeli at a bargain and the Blazers big man situation. Also: Allen Crabbe gets a monster offer-sheet from Brooklyn. Will the Blazers match?