The hottest team in the NBA? That would be the Portland Trail Blazers, who have reeled off 16 wins in their last 18 games. Who better to have on Drive & Kick to talk about all things Blazers than Ben Golliver from Blazer's Edge and SI.com's Point Forward?
Among the topics we discussed:
- LaMarcus Aldridge's renaissance and how the big man went from grumbling to getting MVP chants at the Moda Center.
- The revamped bench and Neil Olshey's offseason work.
- Terry Stotts' offensive gameplan and whether the defense is good enough to sustain their early-season success.
- What Damian Lillard means to the Blazers and Portland (everything, basically.)
- Expectations and what constitutes a successful season under the Portland microscope.