We got that tight-rotation talk, what to do with Boucher, monster highlights and non-Raps teams we’re watching the most!
RAPTORS: Nurse played seven guys and Spo played nine and I’m getting Raptors V Boston in-the-bubble flashbacks. How you feeling about Nick’s tight rotations? Does Boucher have more value as a rotation piece or a trade asset?
NBA: Russel Westbrook just had a monster dunk on Rudy Gobert. What is your highlight of the season so far and how would you call it if you were the broadcaster? Who is your current league pass team, the non-Raptor team you watch the most?
With Samson Folk and Cathryn Naiker!
Raptors are turning heads, Devin Booker is shaming the Raptor, Klay is back and shocking losing teams!
Raptors: Lowe is starting to get excited by the freaky-long Raptors. Is the Masai/Bobby gamble to not have a traditional centre working? Devin Booker couldn’t handle The Raptor mascot distracting him. Hopefully the Raptors fight this injustice and double down on distracting players from now on. What are some good ideas to distract players while they take free throws?
NBA: Klay Thompson is back and it was really nice. What’s another heartfelt return (doesn’t have to be in sports) that comes to mind? What’s the most shocking team with a losing record?
With Jonathan Yam and Ian Gordon!
Raps are rolling! We got some FVV All-Star talk, empty Scotiabank, DeRozan having a season and top five rookies!
Raptors: Fred Van Vleet. Is he an all-star this year? Where does he rank amongst guards in the eastern conference? No fans in the stands at Scotiabank Arena. What change could be made to the broadcast to make it more entertaining?
NBA: The DeRozan revenge tour has been delightful so far. Who else is having a “y’all forgot about me” kind of season? Who are the top five rookies so far this year? Freddie QUIZ action and more.
With Alexey Ots and Andre De Pape!
Last ep of ’21! We talking the Cleveland game, Yuta stuck in a hotel for Christmas, best of the Christmas Day games and some realistic trades that need to happen!
RAPTORS: The Cleveland game was insane to watch. Beside it being a spectacular mess, what did you take away from the Raptors hardship game? Yuta Watanabe had to spend his Christmas in a Cleveland hotel ( or was it Chicago?). We find ways for him to pass the time.
NBA: The Christmas Day games. Which game was the best? Did you even watch it? What’s a realistic trade that needs to happen as we slide into 2022?
With Jay Rosales & Rob Mailloux!
Happy New Year, everybody! See you in ’22. (next week)
Hot new segment:
Freddie and Matt both have NBA League Pass, a streaming service where you can watch all out-of-market games in the NBA. Every month, Freddie and Matt assign each other a team to watch at least one game, and they can’t be playing the Raptors!
They’ll take turns giving their takes on everything from the broadcast, the arena vibes, the play of the team, and lots of other fun tidbits. This week Matt got the Chicago Bulls and Freddie got the L.A. Clippers. Enjoy this bonus ep and have a happy and safe holiday!
COVID making its way through our teams, star players resting against the Raps, Toronto icons who will replace missing staff, Steph Curry’s record breaker and hardship contracts!
Raptors: Bucks and Warriors both rested their top guys against the Raps. How are we feeling about this trend? COVID and COVID protocols are making the Raptors improvise with players and staff out. Kayla Gray, Eric Smith and Paul Jones all stepping in. If you could choose a Toronto/Canada personality to step into any Raptors position, who would it be and what would they do?
NBA: The league is extending rosters and introducing hardship contracts. Besides shutting down, what else could the league do to relieve some of the COVID strain? Steph Curry passed Ray Allen for most made 3’s ever. What’s another fun player milestone that’s coming up?
With Alan Shane Lewis & Matt Henry!
We got Yuta in the 6, we’ve got some scenes from the new Nav movie, Zion getting fat-shamed and NBA news getting lost to COVID!
RAPTORS: Is Yuta Watanabe working himself into the role of the sixth man? Nav missed his first home game ever due to COVID protocols. There’s a movie being made about him. What kind of scene would work to up the drama with Nav almost missing a game?
NBA: Zion might be shut down for the year with a foot injury and he’s getting a lot of unfair commentary about his weight. How should fans/analysts talk about players and their bodies? NBA news cycle is heavy about COVID. What stories are getting buried in the COVID flurry?
With Vong Show and Lauren Mitchell!
Raps are coming off a couple big wins, welcome to the milk bag, being on the wrong side of NBA records and weird players!
RAPTORS: Lots of developing players on the Raptors. Which two players are you most enjoying witnessing the growth of? Precious freaked out over bagged milk. How would you help ease the process for other future, international Raptors?
NBA: On December 2nd, Memphis beat OKC 152-79..the largest victory in NBA history. What is another example of being on the wrong side of an NBA record/moment? Who is the weirdest player in the NBA?
With Antony Hall and Mat Mailandt!
We’re back and it’s December with Raptor health checks, trade regrets, boring franchises and entertaining players to watch!
RAPTORS: How much of a factor do you think health is with this current Raptors squad? 2. JV went off last night and Raptors fans are happy for him, but sad we don’t have him. Do you regret any of the trades/moves during the championship season?
NBA: Which is the most boring franchise in the NBA and how do they spice it up? Who is the most entertaining player in the NBA on the court?
Quickish Questions and more, with Cathryn Naiker and Derick Deonarain!
We go over where the Raps sit with the league stats, what should Nurse tinker with, new arena names and DeRozan love!
RAPTORS: Team is are 21st in offence, 10th in defence and 15th in net rating. Is this about where you expected? If you are Nick Nurse, what is something you’d like to try with the Raptors?
NBA: The Staples Center will soon be named the Crypto.com arena What other arenas need a new name and feel? DeRozan is getting some love in Chicago. Who else around the league deserves more love?
Quickish Questions and more! With Georgea Brooks and Matt Henry!