Category: Season 07 – 2019/20 (Page 1 of 5)

REIGNING CHAMPS VS THE PANDEMIC. The NBA season was postponed in March of 2020 because of COVID-19, but we kept plowing through until the NBA officially called it. All our episodes that take place during the 2019-20 NBA season, from October right to the end of the playoffs!

Episode 7.168: Season Finale w/ Arthur Simeon & Cathryn Naiker

Wow, 45 episodes later, we’ve finally made it to the Season 07 finale! The Pandemic really stretched this one, so let’s finish it off and dunk right into the off-season specials!

Raptors: Gasol is gone. Serge is nearing the end of his career. What type of Centre do the Raptors need in the future? Kyle gives out turkeys for Thanksgiving, Vince had a night club and Amir did the Zombie walk. What should Pascal do every year in Toronto? Vegas had the Raptors as a top 10 squad next year. Is that about right?

NBA: LeBron James vs Michael Jordan is the forever talk. We can shelf that for a sec. I wanna know who takes the crown from LeBron. Steph, Rose, KD, Kawhi and Giannas have all tried, but who will be the guy that takes it away for good? It’s a copycat league and a Lakers world. Did we just watch the small-ball era end? Quickish Questions and more.

With Arthur Simeon & Cathryn Naiker!

This concludes season 07. Season 08 will begin with the start of the NBA season. We’ll continue on with our weekly podcast giving you the best off-season content we can with our Off-Season Funhouse episodes! Special thanks to all the fans for sticking with us. Doing this pod continues to motivate us to get through this ordeal. Thanks for all the Quickish Questions! There would be no Quickish Questions without you. Go Raps.

Episode 7.167: Adam Christie & Antony Hall

Lakers are up 3-1, which means the playoffs are almost over, which means our season 07 finale is next week! But first, let’s take your favourite Raptor to a Toronto park for day.

Raps: Nurse was on the Lowe Post with Windhorst and talked about taking individual players out with zones. Is the Pascal era of Toronto going to be a defensive one? Pick one Raptor to take to one of Ontario’s beautiful parks this winter. Who do you take and where do you go? Is Tyler Herro better than Norm Powell, Terrence Davis and Matt Thomas?

NBA: Outside of Jimmy, James and AD, who’s had the best Finals so far?
How does a 4th ring impact LBJ’s legacy? How do the Heat come back and win this thing? Quickish Questions and more!

With Adam Christie & Antony Hall.

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Episode 7.166: Ben Davies & Ryan Henry

The Celtics lose to the Heat in six and the Lakers/Heat Finals start this week. A weird Fall off-season is coming!

Raptors: To build around Fred Van Vleet… What does he need to win? Home work: What is the #1 thing Pascal, OG and Norm need to work on for next season? Assuming next season will look something like the Orlando bubble, what’s something you want to see from the Raptors in terms of entertainment?

NBA: We talk the Boston Celtics and the Denver Nuggets’ playoff run. NBA Finals is ready to go on Wednesday: Jimmy Buckets and the Heat vs LeBron and the Lakers. When this series gets going, what are people talking about? Quickish Questions and more!

With Ben Davies and Ryan Henry!

Episode 7.165: Matthew G Brown & Cathryn Naiker

The Raptors have to lock in some big players like Fred and OG, but the real relief will come with a Masai extension.

The off-season is the conversation for Raptors fans right now. How concerned should Masai and company be with future money like retaining Van Vleet long term and giving OG an extension? What is the appropriate response to a journalist like Steve Simmons asking Masai a racist question? Should his access be revoked and do you think MLSE will make a statement? The other guys: Boucher, Miller and Rondae. Should the Raptors sign these guys on the cheap or try to upgrade elsewhere?

NBA: We make predictions on both of the remaining series (Celtics/Heat and Lakers/Nuggets). What is the best Finals storyline? Quickish Questions and more!

With Cathryn Naiker and Matthew G Brown!

Episode 7.164: Ennis Esmer & Alex Wood

After a wild and stressful series, the Raptors were eliminated by Boston in seven games. But there’s lots to grateful for this season and lots to look forward to.

Raptors: What was the single best thing about the 2019/2020 season for the squad? Hinsight! We get a redo. What needed to be different for the Raptors to beat the Celtics? The future! We locked up Coach Nurse and that’s wonderful. With some of our big guys like Van Vleet, Gasol and Ibaka about to enter free agency, what do you want the Raptors to look like next year?

NBA: The Nuggets shocked the world. Are you shocked and what does this do to Kawhi’s legacy? Bam got a big block and the Western Conference Finals has no shortage of giants. Is this year’s finals Big Ball vs Small Ball? Quickish questions and more!

Special guests joining us this week: Ennis Esmer and Alex Wood!

Episode 7.163: Yaw Attuah & Sean Woodley

The Raptors got destroyed in game 05 and are now facing elimination in game 06. Will they win and force a game 07 (and then win that??)

Raptors: Nurse has endless zones but very limited players he trusts to do them. Why? Kyle took the team back from Pascal this series. Does he need to give it back for us to win? This is a weekly podcast. Come next week, what are we gonna be talking about aka what is the Raptors’ fate against Boston?

NBA: What non-Raptors/Celtics series is going to 7? Nashing the Nets. How do you feel about coach Steve Nash joining Brooklyn? Quickish Questions and more! Special guests on the pod this week are Yaw Attuah and Sean Woodley!

Episode 7.162: Miguel Rivas & Your Boy Brian

The Raptors just lost a heart breaker to the Celtics and are down 0-2 in the Eastern semifinals. We recorded post-game to give our reactions to game two!

Raps: We talk how winning while down 0-2 is nothing new for the Raps, vent some Smart frustrations and discuss what exactly is going on with Pascal Siakam.

NBA: We talk some bad takes that we’ve made in the past that are making us eat our words and make a pick on the Bucks/Heat series and lots more!

Special guests on the pod: Miguel Rivas and Your Boy Brian!

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Episode 7.161: Katie Heindl & Ian Gordon

The Raptors beat the Nets in four games to get their first ever playoff sweep, twenty-five years in the making!

We cover a lot of ground on this episode: Adrian Griffin, the Masai video, the Fred and Norm press conference, the sweep, 2020 Coach of the Year Nick Nurse vs Brad Stevens, Doncic’s heroics, surprising playoff teams, Quickish Questions and more!

Special guests on this episode are Katie Heindl and Ian Gordon!

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Episode 7.160 – Antony Hall & Matt McCready

The playoffs are back! The Raptors start off the Brooklyn series with a commanding 134-110 win.

We talk with our guests Antony Hall and Matt McCready about the big win, give our reactions and thoughts about the series, how they should celebrate, and more! If you’re not a fan of the Raptors yet, jump on this playoff journey and we’ll guide you to the promised land of champs!

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Episode 7.159 – Adam Christie & Jess Nicolette

Raps just won a battle of the bench against the Bucks and brought their record to 51-19 with two to go! F**k Brooklyn 2.0 is ready to commence and it’ll be different than last time. Who is number 8 on the rotation and who might be a better fit for that role? Is Nick Nurse robbed if he doesn’t win Coach of the Year?

NBA: What playoff series in the west are you most excited for? Out of all the big awards finalists (MVP, 6th man, DOP, etc), who is the biggest snub? Quickish Questions, and lots more fun. With Adam Christie and Jess Nicolette. This is our last pod before the playoffs, woo!

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