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Episode 8.194: Derick Deonarain & Ian Gordon

Raps are signing bigs and other new acquisitions are breaking records!

Raptors: How are we feeling about Spicy P? Big boys are doing big things. Speaking of which, how are new centers Freddie Gillespie and Khem Birch fitting in on the court? What record will new Raptor Gary Trent Jr. break next?

NBA: What is the worst contract in the NBA? What team needs to do a full rebrand the most? Quickish Questions and more with Derick Deonarain and Ian Gordon!

Episode 8.193: Sheldon Alexander & Cathryn Naiker

Raptors are zigzagging from wins to losses through the final stretch of the season and don’t be surprised if they end up in the play-in tourney!

RAPTORS: Nurse and Siakam are talking about a playoff push, trolls are talking lottery odds and O.G.’s wrestling moves. What should fans be talking about? Raptors signed Freddie Gillespie to a 10-day contract. Should we expect the Donte Hall treatment, the Henry Ellenson treatment or something different? Norm! We didn’t touch on his departure last week so we say some nice things and reminisce.

NBA: Who is your most improved player so far? What’s 2021’s most exciting move? Quickish Questions and more, with Sheldon Alexander and Cathryn Naiker.

Episode 8.192: Vivek Jacob & Adam Christie

The trade deadline has passed and we’ve said goodbye to Norm Powell, Terence Davis and Matt Thomas. Hello, Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood! It ain’t over till it’s over!

RAPTORS: Twenty-five games to go. It’s been a rough ride. What should fans focus on to get through this last bit of the season? (Development, draft, playoff push?) How are GM Bobby and President Masai feeling a week past the deadline? The Gary Trent Jr./Sr trade fact is wild. We talk other fun Raptors facts!

NBA: What team improved the most at the trade deadline? Is Draymond Green the best defensive player ever? Or does he even make the top ten?

Quickish Questions! and more with Vivek Jacob and Adam Christie!

Episode 8.191: Sean Woodley & Alex Wood

The Raptors are bottoming out, rumours are flying, players and coaches are fighting! It’s really turning into the nightmare we were all afraid of, but it’s not as bad as it seems.

RAPTORS: With the team bottoming out and free-agent sharks lurking around, we try to bring some calm for panicked Raptor fans. Reports are coming out that Siakam is either being fined or disciplined for swearing at Nick Nurse. Is there a rift forming there or is this just losing-streak frustrations? We cap off the Raps segment talking about this week’s trade deadline and what’s gonna happen for the Raptors.

NBA: With COVID, injuries and free agency, this season has been a mess. What team has it the most together through all this? Who is the fastest player in the league?

Quickish Questions and more fun talk with guests Sean Woodley and Alex Wood!

Episode 8.190: Miguel Rivas & Georgea Brooks

The Raptors have lost five straight, but hopefully are getting their starters back happy and healthy and ready to go soon!

RAPTORS: The Raptors started 2-8, then went 17-5 before getting COVID. How devastating a blow will this end up being to the season? What’s something you want to happen at the deadline and what is most likely gonna happen? With players out due to COVID, the bench is getting plenty of opportunities. Who’s been the best coming off the bench?

NBA: Who should be worried more about the health of their superstars? Brooklyn, Philly or the Lakers? Who is the coolest player in the NBA?

Quickish Questions and more, with Miguel Rivas and Georgea Brooks!

Episode 8.189: Antony Hall & Jay Rosales

All-Star weekend is over and the Raptors are ready to get back at it.

RAPTORS: Understanding Norm’s grind. It’s definitely something that’s misunderstood. What is Powell’s future role in the league? Looks like the Raps are interested in Alize Johnson from the 905. Are the Raptors gonna have quiet deadline ideas like this or are they gonna blow the doors off and go for it? To cap off the Raptors’ segment, we each pick a player on the roster and decide which skill they have to improve to make the team more successful.

NBA: Blake Griffin goes to Brooklyn after being bought out by the Pistons. Does this do anything for the Nets? How good are the Phoenix Suns? Does Chris Paul get the credit he deserves for making teams that he plays on so much better?

Quickish Questions and more, with Jay Rosales and Antony Hall!

Episode 8.188: Yaw Attuah & Matt McCready

It took a full year for the Raptors to be shut down by COVID, and that’s with them calling one of America’s COVID hotbeds their home this season.

RAPTORS: The team has fought back to .500 with a 17-17 record and are just aching to play the Pistons, but COVID struck. The Raptors have had to postpone games due to contact tracing and positive tests. How do we feel about what we know about all this? We’re at the halfway mark of the season. Which Raptors are outperforming their contracts?

NBA: All-Star game doesn’t look like it’s gonna be fun. What’s the best version of the game that we can hope for? Weird year, indeed! Is there even a title favourite this year or is it all completely bonkers? Quickish Questions and more!

Special guests joining us: Yaw Attuah and Matt McCready.

Episode 8.187: Cathryn Naiker & Ryan Henry

Raptors might be 16-17 right now, but they have had some huge wins, are in a playoff spot and are heading in the right direction, which means cue the trade rumours!

RAPTORS: Trade Kyle reports never stop. Is there a potential Lowry trade that could possibly work or is this just completely ridiculous? Coach Nurse has been amazing. We talk about what Nurse has done to impress us the most this season besides his wild court-side attire. Yuta getting crowned, Baynes with the self-block… just a couple moments to be added to the Hall of Shame this year. Are there any others?

NBA: All-Star Game. We talk SNUBS in the East and West, Freddie and Matty D talk the Terence Davis charge dismissals off the top, and there might even be a wild Thing reference as well. And as always Quickish Questions!

Guests joining us this week: Cathryn Naiker and Ryan Henry!

Episode 8.186: Jordan Foisy & Alan Shane Lewis

They lose to the worst team one night and beat a contender the next. Welcome to the yo-yo Raptors season! They’re now 13-15 and still aching to get back over .500.

RAPTORS: Biggest loss of the year followed by the biggest win of the year. If Raptors fans want a constant, a piece of land to look at while the waters are rocky, what should they do? What’s our thru-line, if any? We finally went small and it was very successful. Should we be angry that Nurse took forever to get to this lineup or are we too high on the Bucks win? Let’s talk Drummond! Do we need what he has and is it worth trying to trade for? Trade Kyle Lowry…?! Host Freddie Rivas will tell you why that must never happen.

NBA: Griffin and Drummond are both being sat while they wait for their team to trade them. Draymond Green called out the double standard of franchise behaviour VS player behaviour. Is he right? Who the hell is the MVP?

Quickish Questions, Pizza Corner and more, with 22 Minutes writer Jordan Foisy and The Great Canadian Baking Show’s Alan Shane Lewis!

Episode 8.185: Alison Hope & Franco Nguyen

Raptors are crawling back to .500 with an 11-13 record and the Trade Lowry rumours are starting to fly again!

RAPTORS: What a performance from JV! What former Raptor, of any era, would you like to see on this current team? Lowry trade rumours are back. How should he end his career? Raptors are two games under .500. How long till they get back to .500 or will it even happen this season?

NBA: Which team is currently the absolute worst? All-Star game coming up in a bit. Who is a deserving first-time All-Star?

Quickish Questions and more with Franco Nguyen from the hit CBC show TallBoyz and Alison Hope from the hit podcast Raptor Queens!

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