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My name is Akii Dean. I am an 27 year old entrepreneur who owns 2 gym locations in Florida, and is an NBA Skills Coach. I've developed 2 consecutive Top 10 NBA Draft Picks in 2017 & 2018 - working with the players from HS when both were unranked. This podcast will sit down with NBA players, coaches, trainers to talk skill development, their own personal process, and more.
 
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The latest episode of Mailbag Monday answering listener submitted questions about the potential and futures of Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little, renaming the Moda Center, redesigning the Rose Quarter and the best Tar Heels in the NBA. If you want to get your question answered on next week's shows send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email l…
 
Ben Simmons' trade value is plummeting. Is that good news for the Portland Trail Blazers? Probably! Discussing Simmons' brutal playoff showing Would a CJ McCollum trade be realistic? Is it still a good idea for the Blazers? Plus the value of depth and versatility in the playoffs. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work h…
 
Dwight Jaynes, Dan and Channing all weigh in on the available head coaches who could take the reins of the Trail Blazers, critique the All-NBA awards, and Channing explains why it's a good thing that Damian Lillard has committed to Team USA. 1:30 - Why Rick Carlisle should be the top candidate for the head coaching job 11:17 - Channing makes a case…
 
There are now seven coaching vacancies in the NBA. Where does the Blazers job stack up? Ranking the available jobs Challenges of coaching the Blazers Impact on the known candidates A happy birthday message to a rookie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy Locked On Podcast Network, Mike Richman
 
A truly chaotic morning in the NBA saw a potentially major injury to Kawhi Leonard, a possible long term absence for Chris Paul and two more coaches lose their jobs. Plus a reasonable solution to get Damian Lillard on the All-NBA first team and some news about Kevin Calabro likely rejoining the Trail Blazers television broadcast. Learn more about y…
 
New names have emerged in the Trail Blazers head coaching search as Spurs Assistant Becky Hammon, University of South Carolina coach Dawn Staley, Spurs executive Brent Barry are reportedly being considered according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraesl…
 
Mike D'Antoni is interested in the Trail Blazers coaching job, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic. Is this a good idea? Plus some thoughts on the Blazers broadcast switching from NBC Sports Northwest to ROOT Sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy Locked On Podcast Network, Mike Richman
 
Channing and Dan dive in on the hot topics for the end of the season, including whether Chauncey Billups is the best person to replace Terry Stotts as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, who should be in Dame's supporting cast on the court and what's ahead for Rip City. 2:48 - Dan and Channing discuss how much responsibility rests on coaches …
 
It's the CJ McCollum trade extravaganza spectacular. -- What the Trail Blazers would look for in a trade? -- Interest level from teams around the league -- Possible trade targets. Yes, it's the CJ McCollum trade extravaganza spectacular. A one-time, all encompassing look at the trade market for the Blazers shooting guard. Music for Locked On Blazer…
 
The latest episode of Mailbag Monday answering listener submitted questions about the Trail Blazers salary cap situation, a painful end to the season and how Portland can move into the upper tier of Western Conference teams. If you want to get your question answered on next week's shows send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblaz…
 
Neil Olshey addressed the Portland media on Monday, discussing the Trail Blazers coaching search, Terry Stotts' firing and potentially trading CJ McCollum. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you’ll get 15% off your next order.…
 
Terry Stotts was let go after nine seasons with the Trail Blazers and Portland has already begun it's coaching search in a very messy weekend that included Damian Lillard publicly naming his choice to lead the team, fan backlash and Jason Kidd withdrawing a candidacy from a job that maybe wasn't offered to him. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors…
 
Dan and Channing break down the Denver series and look at the bigger picture for the Blazers to answer the question, what will the Blazers look like next season? Also Eddie Johnson, one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, joins to discuss the next generation of NBA Stars. 1:00 Damian Lillards change in tone after Denver series lost 6:30 Jusuf …
 
The Trail Blazers season ended on Thursday night as they were dispatched by the Denver Nuggets. So, uh, where does Portland from here? There free agent decisions to make, a likely coaching change ahead and big questions to be answered about how to maximize the roster around Damian Lillard. Oh yeah and Jusuf Nurkic was super salty during his postgam…
 
Nekias Duncan (The Dunker Spot, Basketball News) joins the program to look back at Game 5 of Trail Blazers-Nuggets and look ahead to Game 6. We discuss: --Damian Lillard's incredible Game 5 performance --How the Trail Blazers have tried to check Nikola Jokic --The quiet series from CJ McCollum --What the Blazers can do differently in Game 6. Music …
 
Damian Lillard rescued the Blazers from the brink. Twice. He had 55 points. He had 10 assists. He turned the ball over one time in 52 minutes. And the Trail Blazers lost by seven in double overtime. An all-time great performance spoiled due to lack of support. -- Dame keeps doing it -- Where is CJ? -- Also what about Nurk? -- How many minutes of te…
 
The latest episode of Mailbag Monday answering listener submitted questions about Norman Powell playing big, Jusuf Nurkic finding outside motivation, and the keys to Trail Blazers closing out their first round series against the Denver Nuggets. If you want to get your question answered on next week's shows send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter o…
 
Jusuf Nurkic was the best player on the court in Game 4. Norman Powell busted out a series long shooting slump to drop a game-high 29 points that had the arena chanting his name. And the Trail Blazers won Game 4 in blowout fashion to even their series with the Denver Nuggets at 2-2. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's wor…
 
NBA Champion and Nuggets analyst Scott Hastings joins Channing and Dan to talk about the impact bench players have on the series and the 'games within the game' to pay attention to. Plus Dan and Channing make their series predictions and discuss LaMarcus Aldridge's hopes for a future jersey retirement. 2:29 - Bench players as difference-makers in e…
 
The Blazers lost the Game 3 during a five minute stretch in the first quarter. A lesson that seemed obvious through the first two games was hammered home painfully during a series altering five minute stretch: Can't Play Kanter. -- Plus some thoughts on three point shooting luck -- What's up with CJ? -- Notes from press row Music for Locked On Blaz…
 
The latest episode of Mailbag Monday (on a Thursday this week) answering listener submitted questions about guarding Nikola Jokic, going small against the Nuggets bench and how to unlock the rest of the Trail Blazers' offensive weapons. If you want to get your question answered on next week's shows send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email …
 
Nuggets beat writer Harrison Wind of DNVR joins the program to talk Aaron Gordon guarding Damian Lillard, role players defining the series and how the Trail Blazers have defended Nikola Jokic. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built…
 
Damian Lillard had 42 and 10 and put on one of the greatest shooting performances you’ll ever see. Oh and the Trail Blazers lost by 19. What went wrong in Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets and how Portland can fix some things ahead of Game 3. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Supp…
 
Damian Lillard was a his normal All-NBA self, Jusuf Nurkic was fantastic, Anfernee Simons and Carmelo Anthony poured threes off the bench, and the ball was zipping around. The Trail Blazers were really good in Denver and Game 1 and the Nuggets are left with some questions about how much they can do to shift this one back in their favor. Let's dive …
 
Denver Nuggets reporter/host Katy Winge joins Channing and Dan to discuss Jusuf Nurkic, Nikola Jokic and other possible x-factors in the Blazers vs Nuggets first round playoff series. 1:17 - What make Jokic stand out 4:16 - Nurkic vs Jokic 12:59 - Will a leader emerge for Denver? 20:14 - How the Blazers can stop Jokic 29:20 - Series x-factors…
 
A look around at the latest betting odds and expert predictions ahead of the Trail Blazers-Nuggets opening round series and a doctor's perspective on the impacts of playing at altitude in Denver. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Bu…
 
Carmelo Anthony's homecoming, Jusuf Nurkic's return, Dame vs. Jokic and more. Ahead of Game 1 let's talk about the five biggest storyline in the Trail Blazers-Nuggets opening round series. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar…
 
Matt Moore (@HPBasketball) of Locked On Nuggets and the Action Network joins the show to dive deep on the Trail Blazers and Nuggets first round series. It's a big ol' preview talking defensive matchups, offensive wrinkles, budding rivalries and more. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraesl…
 
The latest episode of Mailbag Monday answering listener submitted questions about all things playoffs, including whether Damian Lillard or Nikola Jokic is the best player in the series, how to handle Michael Porter Jr. and Carmelo Anthony as Portland's X-Factor. If you want to get your question answered on next week's shows send a question to @mike…
 
The Trail Blazers landed the No. 6 seed on Sunday in a weird and stupid final day of the NBA regular season. They're set for. a matchup against the Denver Nuggets in the opening round of the playoffs. In this episode we look back at the regular season meetings, consider preliminary thoughts on the matchup and a look back at notable regular season n…
 
Channing and Dan break down Nurk's impact on the Blazers' latest stretch and which team would be the best match for Portland in the playoffs. Plus Channing's business partner Jacob Gray joins Talkin' Blazers to discuss the popularity of wine in the NBA, Chosen Family and the One Barrel Challenge which benefits the Maurice Lucas Foundation. 1:40 Jus…
 
The Trail Blazers had an excruciating loss in Phoenix on Wednesday setting up a massive final game of the season that will determine whether Portland is in the playoffs or headed to the play-in round. One night only! Don't miss it! Plus a look at the Blazers' history of late season surges and how they've translated to playoff success, and what play…
 
The Trail Blazers got an impressive win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, and they still control their destiny chasing down fifth seed and holding off the Mavericks and Lakers to avoid the play-in. Portland is playing as well as they have all season. So what's their playoff ceiling? Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work…
 
That feeling? Oh dearest listener that's simple the playoff race. The Trail Blazers are trying to catch the Dallas Mavericks in a race for fifth while simultaneously avoid dropping to seventh while holding off the charging Los Angeles Lakers. It's a wild race to the end with three games left in the regular season. Also, the Blazers have to play a b…
 
The latest episode of Mailbag Monday answering listener submitted questions about matching up with the Clippers, avoiding the play-in tournament, and resting stars. If you want to get your question answered on next week's shows send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz.…
 
The Trail Blazers have one eight of nine games, including a crucial win over Lakers of Los Angeles on Friday. Looking Like a 6th seed how u? They are, to quote the great Bill Schonely, Red Hot and Rollin. Time to take stock of the Blazers recent success and what's ahead in the final week of the regular season for Portland, Dallas and those darn Lak…
 
Allie Clifton returns to the show to discuss potential Western Conference playoff matchups and whether Kevin Love could find himself in a Portland uniform. Plus Dan and Channing discuss Melo's moves up the NBA record lists, the culture in Portland and the Blazers welcoming fans back to Moda. 4:30 - Melo's Blazers legacy and the culture in Portland …
 
Henry Abbott of True Hoop joins the program to talk about his Trail Blazers fandom, the value of rest, NBA players partying and meditating, and to look ahead to West and where Portland stacks up in a difficult playoff field Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By Supportin…
 
If Terry Stotts loses his job at season's end, The Athletic has reported some names to know in a future Trail Blazers coaching search. Plus, fans will finally be back in Moda Center to greet Jusuf Nurkic on Friday and a look back at the Blazers crucial 5-1 road swing. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https:/…
 
Carmelo Anthony moved into 10th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list on Monday night, which means it's time to revisit his legacy in the NBA and with the Portland Trail Blazers. Plus, a look at the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers and the race for the 6th seed in the West; and a Special Delivery Mailbag answering listener questions. Music f…
 
The latest episode of Mailbag Monday answering listener submitted questions about Enes Kanter and Jusuf Nurkic's roles, Jurassic Park II and a broken down blimp. If you want to get your question answered on next week's shows send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Fi…
 
The Trail Blazers have won four straight games after a certain podcast host declared them goners. Who could that be? We should find them! Also, discussion of Chris Haynes' story in Yahoo Sports about Damian Lillard's situation and mindset in Portland; and ranking all 15 teams in the West into tiers. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find m…
 
Richard Jefferson joins Channing and Dan to talk Blazers-Nets and NBA super teams, plus Dan and Channing discuss how the Portland Trail Blazer are willing to invest in developing young talent. 3:48 - What makes Brooklyn different 10:40 - How long does it take for fans to consider a team a "super team"? 21:35 - Why the Blazers are willing to develop…
 
When Carmelo Anthony is good the Trail Blazers are good. It's obvious but crucial and we dig into the numbers behind this phenomenon. Plus Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest joins the show to talk Anfernee Simons, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Jusuf Nurkic, Damian Lillard's health and more! Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae'…
 
The Trail Blazers go into Memphis and get their best win of the season 130-109 over the Grizzlies. The defense was legitimately good, Jusuf Nurkic was great and Damian Lillard didn't have to play the fourth quarter. Let's talk about. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support Us By…
 
The Trail Blazers snapped a five-game losing streak behind a historic shooting night from Anfernee Simons. Plus, Ashtyn Butuso and Ciara Smith of Flagrant Mag join the program to discuss joy, fandom and going to church with Festus Ezeli. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraeslapz Support U…
 
The latest episode of Mailbag Monday answering listener submitted questions about Enes Kanter and Jusuf Nurkic's roles, Jurassic Park II and a broken down blimp. If you want to get your question answered on next week's shows send a question to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Fi…
 
The Trail Blazers have lost five in a row to slip into 7th place just a half game ahead of the 8th place Memphis Grizzlies. The defense still stinks, the offense is inconsistent and the vibes ooooh the vibes are bad. We dig into Portland's late season malaise, the number's behind Damian Lillard's April slump and what might be next for the ol' Pinwh…
 
Grizzlies analyst Brevin Knight joins Channing and Dan to give insight into the upcoming matchups between Memphis and Portland, and the former NBA point guard shares his "I have arrived" moment. Plus Dan and Channing discuss what the Blazers need to adjust before the 2021 NBA Playoffs. 1:37 - Takeaways from recent close games 11:05 - Key factors fo…
 
Eric Griffith (Willamette Week, Blazer's Edge) joins the program to discuss the Trail Blazers recent close losses to, what to do with a problem like Carmelo Anthony and the challenges of trading CJ McCollum and building Portland into a true contender. Music for Locked On Blazers by Drae Slapz. Find more of Drae's work here: https://solo.to/thedraes…
 
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