PBT Podcast: Everything looks good in Portland, but are the Blazers for real?

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The Portland Trail Blazers are hot out of the gate: 9-3, including a big win over Milwaukee (who turned around and beat Golden State), with the third-best net rating in the league and Damian Lillard playing like an MVP candidate.

But I hear what you’re saying, “We’ve seen this movie before and it ends in a first round exit.” What is different this time around? Have the Blazers matured and are they ready for the next step?

I put those questions to Dane Delgado of NBC Sports Northwest — where he does the fantastic Breakdown series — and the answer, oddly enough, is that Evan Turner (and Zach Collins) can be part of a different outcome in Portland this year. Kurt and Dane also tackle your questions on what is going on with the Thunder to start the season, how big a disaster are the Wizards, and who else should be mentioned in the too-early MVP discussion.

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