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Pre-Deadline Trade Chatter On The Brief Case, Episode 22

Greetings from North Portland. With the Trail Blazers having a homestand until the All-Star break and since we're just a few days away from the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline, it seemed like the right time to record the 22nd edition of The Brief Case podcast, which you can listen and subscribe to below...

Topics on this edition include..

• Chauncey Billups' comments on his conversations with players about trade rumors

• Portland going 2-1 on a three-game trip and their upcoming five-game homestand leading into the All-Star break

• Damian Lillard winning a second-consecutive Western Conference Player of the Week award and the case to name Lillard as an All-Star starter in place of Stephen Curry

• Jusuf Nurkic being out until at least the All-Star break and Greg Brown III being recalled from the G-League

And in a bit of a change, rather than using audio from practice or interviews, I've collected clips discussing the Trail Blazers and trades from other podcasts. It's a little dicy for someone in my position to discuss trades, but I can pass along what others are saying, so there's about 15 minutes worth of that at the end of this edition. Give it a listen, and if you'd like to hear the full episodes of the clips I've sampled, you can go here, here, here and here.

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