Christian Wood said that Kelly Olynyk is likely to get the initial defensive assignment of Nikola Jokic, but they're likely to take turns.
The NBA said Thursday that the rate of players needing to miss games because of injuries is down from last season, and within the normal range for what the league has seen over the last five seasons. League data shows the player injury rate this season is down about 6%, even though several marquee players — including LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, James Harden and most recently Jamal Murray — have dealt with injuries in recent weeks.
Portland Trail Blazers podcasts don’t come more jam-packed than Dave and Dia, one of the shining jewels in your NBA podcasting week! Today hosts Dave Deckard and Dia Miller share a super-sized version of the show with listener questions about Portland’s isolation offense, Head Coach Terry Stotts dodging funky media queries, and why Enes Kanter should (or shouldn’t) start.