PORTLAND, Ore. — The Trail Blazers made two trades before the deadline, acquiring forwards Rodney Hood and Skal Labissiere, but they didn’t make a bigger move that fans were clamoring for.

Leading up the deadline, Portland had reportedly shown interest in Pelicans sharp-shooting power forward Nikola Mirotic and Hawks 3-and-D swingman Taurean Prince, among others, putting Maurice Harkless and the team's 2019 first-round pick on the trade block. But Mirotic ended up being traded to the Bucks and the Blazers failed to make a significant move before the deadline.

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On this week's edition of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, we discuss whether Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey dropped the ball by not making a bigger trade at the deadline, debate who should start at small forward, and make predictions for the next four games.

LISTEN: 3-on-3 Blazers: Did Neil Olshey drop the ball at the trade deadline?

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  • Orlando: 29-21
  • Jared: 28-22
  • Nate: 28-22


Orlando Sanchez is the sports anchor and reporter for KGW News, Sports Sunday and Friday Night Flights. Orlando has covered multiple NBA Finals, NCAA Basketball Tournaments and World Series.

Jared Cowley is a digital media producer who writes about the Blazers and other topics for KGW.com. Jared has written about the Jazz and Warriors as a sports editor at two daily newspapers.

Nate Hanson is a digital producer who contributes to KGW.com’s coverage of the Blazers, Ducks, Beavers and high school sports.