It's In-Season Tourney Time On The Brief Case

Greetings from north Portland. After going 2-1 on a three-game Eastern Conference road trip, the Trail Blazers return home to host the Grizzlies in consecutive games Friday and Sunday night, the first of which is their first In-Season Tournament game. So we consider the recently-completed trip, the play of Shaedon Sharpe and the upcoming West Group A group stage on the latest edition of The Brief Case...

Topics on this, the 63rd edition, include...

• Chauncey Billups' comments after Portland's 110-100 victory versus the Pistons in Detroit

• The Blazers going 2-1 on their first extended road trip and the impressive way in which they won those two games

• Shaedon Sharpe turning in the best half of his career in Wednesday's victory in Detroit 

• Sharpe improving in terms of drawing fouls and defending 

• Portland's first In-Season Tournament game on Friday versus the Memphis Grizzlies at Moda Center and their West Group A tourmanent schedule

• The release of the Trail Blazers' 2023-23 City Edition jersey, which features a number of callouts to Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay

• Friday's In-Season Tournament game being a "Plaid Out" at Moda Center

• And the late-breaking news that Scoot Henderson will miss Friday's game with a sprained right ankle, an injury he suffered in the third quarter of Wednesday's victory in Detroit

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