Event Blazers Uprise Live Shows!

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    Hey everyone,
    I'm just going to start a thread and put every one of our off season shows in here. Check them out if you want or ignore them, whatever, lol. Thanks to those who tune in!
     
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    Well the Neil Olshey exit interview today has certainly stirred up a lot of reaction! We'll break down his answers. Why wasn't he fired like Stotts? We'll also get into the coaching search. Come join us on Blazers Uprise Live!
     
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    Blazers Uprise Live is about to begin. Tonight we'll chat about the NBA Playoffs with @GabeVonCarter from The Valley Podcast and talk about any news from the Blazers search for a new coach. Let's talk some hoops!
     
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    A lot of NBA news the last couple days that Blazers Uprise Live will unpack. We'll also get into how that relates to the Portland coaching search and dive into some playoff talk. Come chat some hoops with us!
     
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    You guys have over 1k followers!! Nice!!!

    keep growing!!!
     
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    That's on our 2nd channel. We're zeroing in on 5k on the main channel.
     
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    nice! I clicked on this link. Why two channels though?
     
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    Having too many live streams on the main channel hurts the algorithm for how the channel and videos are recommended so our twice weekly live shows we put on a 2nd channel.
     
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    Why did you guys stop posting the audio-only links on Spotify?

    Or are they available somewhere and I'm missing it?
     
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    Blazers Uprise Live tonight will focus on the playoffs, the draft lottery tomorrow, Blazers coaching search (surprise candidate?), and maybe just a little bit on Ben Simmons (Separate video out tomorrow)! Come join us:
     
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    Didn't find an efficient enough way to do it and also kinda forgot to be honest.
     
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    Has to do with the YouTube algorithm for the most part.
     
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    Blazers Uprise Live tonight will discuss some of the trades that have happened in our Blazers Uprise Mock Off Season and if there is any chance of the Blazers making a similar move in real life. Come join us for some crazy trade talk.
     
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    What happened to your video?
     
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    Here is the link to the Blazer Uprise live stream about the Blazers hiring Chauncey Billups as head coach.
     
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    I wish the video didn't stop you from talking about First time head coaches? The comparison with Steve Kerr and Nick Nurse would have been interesting being they were both handed rosters that could compete.

    It would be nice also to talk to the dude with the full beard about "Not good shots I want great shots". Of course you can find a better shot. But there is a thing called a shot clock which both of you seem to leave out of the conversation? You can keep passing to find a better shot but eventually that clock gets short. Eventually you lead yourself to what dame called "Bad defense vs bad shot" instead of a bad shot. 4 seconds left they don't have to worry about another pass.

    33:30 into this. "End of game situation" Damian Lillard is taking that shot. Both of you would be calling for Chauncy's head if they didn't have Lillard taking the last shot. Next in Line is CJ. Third option is Powell. It won't be Jones Jr. ever.

    41:30 The Blazers will be running it back. You are going to get your wish. They might make a trade but i highly doubt (My opinion) you will see a trade before the trade deadline. Of course that will not mean much if they are more successful if they stay healthy. The Blazers have not had a healthy roster throughout a season for 3 years.
    It would be a shame to trade CJ or Nurk or Rocco or Lillard for that matter without seeing them play healthy a full season and add Collins who we all hope could stay healthy.

    48:00 the guy with the bad beard talks about lateral move. 6-7 for CJ at 6-3. And keep Powell i assume?

    This video like all your video's are very long. I could not sit through it. Almost made it an hour. You guys never brought up Nurk, Kanter, and adding a quality second center off the bench. I assume you both realize Kanter is a good third option but that's it.

    I might be wrong here but it looks to me like you are putting unrealistic expectations on a new coach. Watching a bunch of basketball and every team is spreading the floor and looking for cutters or threes. Every team is trying to run PnR when the mismatch or coverage allows it. Lillard doesn't run much but he might pick up the pace.
    The fixes you are looking for need to come from the GM. Olshey will give this roster a few tweaks and see what this coach will do and if they can stay healthy. Billups will have done very well if he can make the playoffs and get past the first round.
     
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    First of all, thanks for watching the part that you did! Thanks for the input as well.

    You don't have to over pass or run the shot clock out to have a good offense. It's about improving the quality of the shots from off ball movement and passing, not passing a bunch just to do it.

    We never said anything about Derrick Jones being a go to player in the clutch, not sure where that comes from. I think we all agree Dame should be the #1 option in those situations. Occasionally you can use him as a decoy for an open shot for someone else but yeah I want the ball in Dame's hands a the end of games.

    Certainly a possibility that they run it back, we'll see on this one. I think there is some pressure to shake it up.

    These aren't videos they're livestreams. This was going to be long because it was big news. We did in fact talk about Nurk for quite awhile and who should be the backup center. This becomes the issue though. If we cover all the topics people want to talk about the shows go long. If we keep them short people get upset we didn't bring up certain things. We try and balance it as much as possible but during the off season there will be shorter videos in addition to the shows that cover specific topics.

    I certainly respect this opinion, but on our show and for me in particular we think the coach has a bigger impact than most people do. Sure, roster is important but the issues that have plagued the Blazers over the last 5 years or so are all fixable coaching issues, in my opinion. I want to eliminate as much of those issues as possible before fully giving up on the roster. Strictly from a basketball perspective I believe if the issues are going to be fixed that based on videos I've watched that Billups well at least try to fix them. No one is saying not to run PnR or spread the floor. They just can't continue to think the same offense and same defensive coverages work against every team. We're putting a lot on the new coach because it's really important that he does well.

    Have a good one!
     
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    My pleasure. It was fun.

    Agree. They got to move the ball more for sure.

    I think i picked up the Jones part and ran with it to make a point. My bad. Point was more that we have one of the best if not the best clutch closer in the game. I want the ball in his hands. Gotta trust him to make a shot or find an open shooter. If he finds a great shot for a guy wide open we all have to live with that. I know I'm good with that.

    I'm with you on this one. I want to see it just to see what happens at least until the trade deadline. The end of Stotts was hard to watch. There could be some growing pains for 20-30 games with a new coach.

    I understand if you cover everything there is nothing left. I also understand you got to run your show. Don't mind me. I can wait.

    Lets just hope Chauncy comes out swinging and does a bang up job. Might be one heck of a fun season.

    You guys have a good one also. There is more basketball talk on here than in the other threads. I'll keep asking questions if you will keep answering.
     
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