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The Brief Case, Episode 55

Greetings from the last weekday off the offseason. After having to sit tight most of Thursday despite news breaking about the three-team trade sending out Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic, Nas Little and Keon Johnson while bringing back Jrue Holiday, DeAndre Ayton, Toumani Camara, a 2029 first round pick and two pick swaps, wanted to give some initial thoughts on the deal on the 55th edition of The Brief Case podcast...

Topics include...

• How Ayton and Camara might mesh with the Trail Blazers' core group of players

• How Holiday is an incredibly valuable player regardless of what decision the team makes about his future in Portland  

• A quick recap of the draft picks and swaps acquired from Milwaukee

• A plea to remember how much "reporting" was proven incorrect regarding the trade 

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