Eight games to go for the 51-23 Raptors before the playoffs! -What do you like more, point Pascal or centre Pascal? -Gasol VS JV & Gasol VS Ibaka -Playoff worries
NBA: -Who is the MVP? We pick the top three. -LBJ misses the playoffs for first time since he was 20! -Favourite potential first round matchups -Quick-ish questions, reading levels, buzzer beaters and Chevy Malibus!
The Raptors got their 50th win for the fourth year in a row and we are celebrating our 100th episode! We’re doing a special call-in episode with ten of our favourite guests, all giving us their hot takes on various NBA topics!
Thanks so much for listening these past six seasons over four and a half years. This podcast has become a Raptors time capsule for the best seasons the franchise has ever had, and we’ve loved every minute of it. If you have a minute, please give us a rating on iTunes or Stitcher or whatever podcatcher you use and, again, thanks for listening.
We’re off this week, but we have a special bonus episode. Freddie was asked to come on Hoops Talk Live with host Kelcey Wright Johnson before the San Antonio game to talk the emotional return of DeMar DeRozan!
The All-Star Weekend is over and the 43-16 Raps are ready for the final stretch. DeMar’s emotional return, this Friday! How do we feel about Kawhi at this point? The Raps are tied for 6th in offense, tied for 10th in defense and are 4th in net rating. What do we need to improve on the most to close out the season? Which Raptor is gonna finish the strongest?
NBA: We talk high/lowlights of the All-Star Game. NBA predicts 37 to 40 players will be free agents this summer. What does that entail? Which team is about to derail and become a complete trainwreck? Quick-ish Questions, Tell Me Something I Don’t Know segments and a lot of This American Life and In-N-Out Burger shit-talking!
Huge changes again in Raptorland! They’re 42-16 and have once again pulled on our heart strings with a big deadline trade and buyout additions.
Raps: Marc-Mania: What was the best part of the Gasol trade? Linsanity: Are you Linsane for Jeremy? Saying goodbye to our guys (JV, Delon, CJ, Moose).
NBA: Trade deadline winners and losers. All Star game coming up! We pick our winners for the 3-point shootout & dunk off. Quick-ish questions, tell me somethings, special guests Matt McCready and Ennis Esmer!
Raps remain dominant in the East with a 38-16 record. To deadline or not to deadline? Do the Raps need to make a deal? Is Kawhi out of the MVP race? As a Raptors’ fan, what does the phrase “all in” mean to you?
NBA: We predict some trades for Anthony Davis. Porzingis traded to Dallas! Most exciting rumours flying around, teams that are under the radar that need to make a move, Quickish Questions and more!
The 37-15 Raptors are almost at full health. Minutes will be tight. CJ, Norm, McCaw & Delon all want to contribute. Most likely, at least two of them get benched. Which two and why? When Kyle is hitting from 3, he looks like a great second option. What should the plan be when he’s cold? Anthony Davis is on the market and the Raps are rumoured to be putting together a package for him. What do you think it looks like? Should we go for it??
NBA: We continue talking Anthony Davis and what the Pelicans should do. He’s come out and said he’s going to the Lakers sooner or later. Even Lonzo’s camp is coming out with trade requests now. What’s the best B Plot to AD? Do players have too much power in the NBA?
Quickish Questions and a little Tell Me Something I Don’t Know about….(Tune in to find out!)
36-14 Raps are playing hard with a consistently rested Kawhi. Nevertheless, so many good feelings right now.
Raps: We talk about what’s making us feel good about the Raps. Are we worried about Kawhi? Statistically, this team might be a bit worse than its record. What the hell do we make of that?
NBA: Did Cousins just ruin the season? What team isn’t tanking/re-tooling that needs to be? What new event should be added to the All Star weekend? Fun “Tell Me Something..” segment and a hot Quickish Questions round to finish it off. A sweet guest returns: Ian Gordon!
The Raptors are 33-12 and in the midst of a five-game win streak!
Raps: Good and bad Raptors’ trends. Do we McCare about McCaw? How do we feel about this squad right now VS how we felt last year at this time? NBA: Is James Harden underrated? Which player qualifies as a NBA leader? Quickish questions, Robert Archibald, John Salley and a lot more fun.