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Trail Blazers offseason: How much cap space can Portland create? + Blazers most likely path forward

Cap space guru Eric Griffith joins the Locked On Blazers podcast to discuss all things salary cap in the Portland Trail Blazers offseason.
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Portland Trail Blazers interim general manager Joe Cronin speaks with Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard on Jan. 5, 2022.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Our resident cap space consultant Eric Griffith of Willamette Week joins to all things salary cap in the Portland Trail Blazers offseason.

How much salary cap space can the Trail Blazers create? Eric breaks down the path Portland would have to pursue in order to clear space to chase top tier free agents and why this is an unlikely avenue.

So if cap space isn't the path forward, what's the best way for the Blazers to improve? How should they use the mid-level exception? Will they use the biannual exception? Where do their various trade exceptions come into play? It's an exceptional and exception heavy second segment.

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We close the show talking about the most likely path and how we expect the team to proceed giving their situation.

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About Locked On Blazers

Mike Richman has covered the Portland Trail Blazers in various capacities since 2014 as a beat writer for The Oregonian, a reporter at NBC Sports Northwest and now in the form of the only daily Trail Blazers podcast, Locked On Blazers. The Pass First Point Guard will get you closer to the team with reports from inside the Moda Center and by unpacking the statistics to know and about your favorite team. You will also find regular guests and can get your questions answered with weekly mailbag shows.

If you would like to participate in the weekly mailbag show, submit your questions to @mikegrich on Twitter or email lockedonblazerspod@gmail.com.

Locked On Blazers is the best way to stay up to date on the latest happenings in the Portland basketball world. It’s available wherever you get podcasts and on YouTube with new shows every weekday.

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