Category: Off-Season Funhouse (Page 1 of 6)

These are the off-season episodes we record after the winner is crowned, right up to the start of the next NBA season! All off-seasons are mixed into this one category, it’s mad!

Episode 217: Off-Season Funhouse Edition: Jordan Foisy & Cathryn Naiker

It’s our final Off-Season Funhouse episode. Season nine premieres next week! We’re talking lovable characters, stand-outs, distractions and wild cards.

RAPTORS: What is something that has stood out for the Raptors this preseason? There seems to be a lot of lovable characters on the team now. Which player is not so lovable and needs a bit of a rebrand?

NBA: Simmons is begrudgingly returning to the Sixers and Kyrie ain’t touching a court until he’s fully vax’d. Are these just summer stories or are they gonna impact the season? What team is a wildcard or is a “hard to read” team?

Quickish Questions and more! With Jordan Foisy and Cathryn Naiker.

Episode 216: Off-Season Funhouse Edition: Patrick Ronan Stewart & Yaw Attuah

Media Day, contenders and sleepers, oh my!

RAPTORS: Media Day always signals the true beginning of a new season and it was a wild one around the league. What was the most interesting thing to happen or be talked about? If you had access to media day, what kind of ridiculous questions my you throw at Masai and team?

NBA: What teams are contenders this year? It seems like a few sure bets are falling off a bit. What players are people sleeping on right now?

Quickish Questions and more, with Patrick Ronan Stewart & Yaw Attuah!

Episode 215: Off-Season Funhouse Edition: Matt Henry & Ryan Henry

Getting close to training camp and we’re feeling hyped, lots of new faces to talk about, and MVP lists and potential basketball doc treatment!

RAPTORS: There are a lot of new faces coming to training camp. Who is the most intriguing out of this new bunch of players? What’s getting you hyped for the new season coming up?

NBA: After watching Untold’s Malice at the Palace doc, what other basketball team needs their story retold? We look at the top ten MVP list from last year and discuss who should be added to it and who should be kicked off!

Quickish Questions and more, with not one but two Henrys: Matt Henry and Ryan Henry!

Episode 214: Off-Season Funhouse Edition: Alexey Ots & Cathryn Naiker

Masai saying it’s gonna be a rough season, Kyle wanted to finish the year, and the Elam Ending might weasel it’s way into the league long term!

RAPTORS: What is the best Goran Dragic outcome for Raptors fans? Lowry said that he declined a trade at the deadline and chose to stay with the Raptors, even if it was just to watch. Is that surprising?

NBA: The Elam Ending is kind of cool, maybe will become a greater part of the league in some way. We come up with other changes to the playing format that might be fun! Which NBA team looks like they’re the worst heading into the new season? Quickish Questions and more!

With guests Alexey Ots and Cathryn Naiker!

Episode 213: Off-Season Funhouse Edition: Your Boy Brian & Georgea Brooks

Talking new vibes, tats, big 3’s and what to do with Ben Simmons!

RAPTORS: New era for the team. Rosters aren’t finalized yet, but Raptors are looking like one of the most international teams in the NBA. Is this Masai’s plan or happy coincidence? Team is bringing in Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk to training camp as they are clearly looking for some shooting help. How big of an issue is shooting going to be for this team? Danny Green just got an awesome Raptors tattoo. Which Raptor needs a new tattoo and what would it be?

NBA: Between Nets and Lakers, who has the better big 3? What’s going to happen with Ben Simmons? Quickish Questions? Of course.

With Your Boy Brian and Georgea Brooks.

Episode 212: Off-Season Funhouse Edition: Sheldon Alexander & Antony Hall

We’re back from our week off, Summer League is over and we’re starting to worm our way towards the start of the season.

RAPTORS: Summer League thoughts. How are we feeling about the debut of Scottie Barnes? Did anyone else stand out? There’s a lot of chatter about how this year is gonna be OG’s big breakout. Are there any other players that might be a better breakout candidate? It has been set for the Raptors to return to Scotiabank Arena this season! We give our own ideas on what the opening-day festivities should look like!

NBA: Who is the best point guard in the league? Which team is going to have the worst change in their regular season record, good or bad?

Quickish Questions and more, with Sheldon Alexander and Antony Hall!

Episode 211: Off-Season Funhouse Edition: Kyle Lowry Tribute

What can you say about Kyle Lowry and what he means to Toronto? Some would say he first arrived to an impossible situation, playing for the NBA’s only Canadian team, a franchise that no one ever took serious enough to include in potential contender talks.

That’s fair. We weren’t anywhere close to contention when he arrived. Fans were worn down by betting on Bargnani, watching Chris Bosh consistently marching to the finals each year with Miami, and DeRozan emerging as our heart and soul without any real parts around him. But then Kyle arrived.

Once this new team started making the playoffs, they never stopped. After some heartbreaking defeats at the hands of players like Paul Pierce and LeBron James and a devastatingly risky DeRozan/Kawhi trade, Kyle brought us a championship. What an amazing nine-year run.

This episode is dedicated to Kyle Lowry and contains some snippets from his journey here as well as some amazing insight from some of our amazing guests like Alan Shane Lewis, Derick Deonarain, Cathryn Naiker and Katie Heindl!

Thanks, Kyle. Time for a new era.

Episode 210: Off-Season Funhouse Edition: Ben Davies & John Rallis

Well, the day has finally come: Kyle Lowry is no longer a Toronto Raptor. What a ride. Thank you, Kyle. Special episode coming up soon dedicated to the GROAT!

RAPTORS: How are we feeling about Kyle’s exit? When the team was in Tampa, management created a VR Toronto Experience Room for players to get to know this city. What would your VR experience be if you could design one? Scottie Barnes over Suggs? We got some hot draft takes!

NBA: Free agency hot takes, who’s going to the finals this year, Quickish Questions and more. With Ben Davies and John Rallis!

Episode 209: Off-Season Funhouse Edition: Matt McCready & Cathryn Naiker

After weeks of speculation on what happens or who the Raptors take in the draft, we’re going to find out on Thursday, so let’s speculate a little more!

Raptors: What is the best possible outcome for this team? We qualified Gary Trent Jr which makes sense, but we keep qualifying Nando just in case he comes back to the NBA. What former Raptor is there that you just can’t let go of, and what type of gesture would you do to make them stay?

NBA: The off-season has begun. Our old pal, JV, has been traded to the Pelicans. Is there a fit with Zion or is this too many big cooks in the kitchen? Which franchise is the best at drafting? Quickish Questions and more fun with Matt McCready and Cathryn Naiker!

Episode 177: Off-Season Funhouse Edition: Cathryn Naiker & Alan Shane Lewis

As a part of the 12 Days of Sonar, we got to Livestream this episode on the Sonar Network’s YouTube and it was a blast!

Raptors: How should Raptors fans feel about the Giannis Antetokounmpo signing? Has anyone looked better than Malachi Flynn? What have you not liked so far?

NBA: Did Giannis save the Supermax contract? What’s more exciting than the return of a healthy KD? Quickish Questions and more, with Cathryn Naiker and Alan Shane Lewis!

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