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Episode 8.204: Kevin Dowse & Alex Wood

The Raptors moved up to 4th at the draft lottery, which was nice karma after playing 72 away games this season!

RAPTORS: Last time the Raptors drafted 4th, they took Chris Bosh. A hard act to follow, but who should the team go for in this top-heavy draft? Some might say the draft lottery is rigged. We get outrageous with some other NBA conspiracies! The first time we got a 4th overall pick, we ended up trading the drafted Jamison for Vince Carter immediately. If they don’t use the pick, what should they do with it?

NBA: Which player’s reputation has increased or decreased the most in these playoffs? The teams that were “supposed” to trade for Kyle Lowry are now all out of the playoffs. Of the 26 teams no longer in contention to win, which team has the most regrets and what exactly should they be regretful of?

Quickish Questions and more, with Kevin Dowse and Alex Wood.

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Episode 8.203: Randl Morales & Jay Rosales

The second round of the playoffs is almost over but injury concerns have taken centre stage!

Raptors: Sergio is out as assistant coach, Masai future still undetermined and Siakam just had shoulder surgery that’ll keep him out till November. Is the team in disarray or is this regular off-season stuff? With the draft lottery coming up soon, we’ll know where the Raptors are picking. Some potential players entering draft have some weird team workout requests. We talk about what ours would be! We won’t know what happens with Lowry, Gary Trent Jr. or free agents for a bit, but what players we do have will develop the most for next season?

NBA: Injuries to stars have hit record numbers and LeBron is getting vocal about it. How are we feeling about the injuries piling up these playoffs and how is it affecting our fan enjoyment? Is Kevin Durant the best player in the world?

Quickish Questions and more, with Randl Morales and Jay Rosales!

Episode 8.202: Alan Shane Lewis & Matt McCready

Matty D is still out of town, but we planned a fun ep for you with some Raptors Trivia! Again, we record the intro before the release so we’ll talk some playoff and current news there!

This Raptors season was a tough one. Playing in Tampa, not making playoffs, Baynes– You name it. Freddie leads a fun game of Raptors Trivia where we see who thrived and who died during the season, stat-wise. How many players can you name on other teams? Alan Shane Lewis and Matt McCready join us to find out! Lots of buzzers and dings in this one, and ding-dongs!

Episode 8.201: Alan Shane Lewis & Matt McCready

Matty D is out of town, so we prerecorded a fun segment, but the intro is current so we will talk some playoffs! We also recap how our playoff pool is going.

Producer Matt takes the reins this week and continues his segment of “The Greatest Draft Picks of the 21st Century.” He picks 8 players, all who were drafted in the same position in different years, then Freddie and the guests vote for who is the best player to be drafted at that position in the 21st Century. This time he’s chosen the 8th OVERALL PICK! Cross your fingers for Nik Stauskas!

Our guests Matt McCready and Alan Shane Lewis make this a super fun time. You can check out our YouTube if you wanna see the tournament bracket while you listen!

Episode 8.200: Yaw Attuah & Cathryn Naiker

Welcome to our 200th episode! Thank you all so much for listening, contributing and sharing over the years. Always fun to hit a nice round number!

RAPTORS: Watching the playoffs without the Raptors is a very different feeling. What current Raptor would you have liked to see in the playoffs this year? After every off-season, some players tend to come back better. Which Raptor takes the biggest off-season leap?

NBA: They playoffs have been incredible so far! What team has been the most surprisingly good or bad? Which player has had the best individual performance so far?

Quickish Questions and more, with Yaw Attuah and Cathryn Naiker!

Episode 8.199: Andre De Pape & Matt McCready

With the season concluding and the play-in tournament under way, it’s time for the Raptors to focus on getting ready for next season.

RAPTORS: What has been learned from this terrible Raptors season? Masai, Kyle Lowry, Gary Trent Jr… These are some big names the organization has to make a decision on. What is the ideal off-season for the Raptors? Fun segment: Give the final pitch to Masai for him to stay with the Raptors! Profits, Sliders, run Ontario?

NBA: Play-in tournament has started and we’re picking which matchups we’re excited about. Speaking of the play-in, those games have been pretty bad so far, right? Yeesh. Here’s hoping the LeBron vs Curry matchup is worth the hype.

More fun and laughs with Andre de Pape and Matt McCready!

Episode 8.198: Will Weldon

Raps are eliminated from making the playoffs for the first time in Confederacy of Dunks history and all we can do is have hope for next season.

Raptors: It’s official. They’re out. What are you looking forward to most this off-season? They’ve had some weird storylines in losing years. What’s an odd one that’s going on this year? Which player/personnel will exact revenge on Tampa before they leave?

NBA: There’s a lot of NBA parity right now. Which team is the next dynasty or is that even possible anymore? What’s a bigger accomplishment: Mr. Triple-Double Westbrook or Melo getting in top ten for points?

Quickish Questions and more. Will Weldon joins. It’s a wild one.

Episode 8.197: Alan Shane Lewis & Georgea Brooks

Big game coming up against the Wizards. Their hopes at the play-in could come down to this matchup!

RAPTORS: Nurse called the Wizards game “Last Chance Saloon.” This could be the final nail on the coffin. Where are we at with this season? Who is the most entertaining Raptor right now? Which Raptor would be the best at catfishing on The Circle? Which player would that be and what is his catfishing persona?

NBA: Which team is everyone sleeping on? Lots of newbies in the playoffs like LaMelo, Ayton, Booker, Trae, Ja… Who is going to perform the best?

Quickish Questions and more, with Alan Shane Lewis and Georgea Brooks!

Episode 8.196: Antony Hall & Ryan Henry

With ten games to go in the season, the Raptors are pushing hard to make the play-in tournament, but are they running out of time?

RAPTORS: There’s 10 games to go and they’re 10 games below (.500). They’re set to play some top teams in the next four games like the Clippers and the Jazz. Could this stretch be the final nail in their playoff coffin? Gillespie got a two-year contract and Birch has been doing good things. How nice is it to see our new bigs having an impact and who is benefiting most? Freddie G and Flynn recently had to sing “Party in the USA” in front of the team. We do a fun segment where we pick a song and a Raptor to sing it!

NBA: The Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns have done very well this year. What’s more likely for these teams: Going to the finals or being upset in the first round? Who is the Coach of the Year at this point? Quickish Questions and more!

With Antony Hall and Ryan Henry.

Episode 8.195: Vong Show & Cathryn Naiker

The Raps are rolling on a three-game win streak, but do we want them to be rolling is the question.

RAPTORS: The 10th seed is within the team’s grasp, but what is so bad about being the 10th seed? If you had to guess, who looks like they might have the most promising NBA career between Yuta Watanabe, Paul Watson and Fred Gillespie? Fun segment alert: We take a current Raptor and design a theme park in their spirit.

NBA: Zion to the Knicks campaign is starting to show some life. Small markets are having a real hard time keeping stars. Is talk like this bad for the league or just harmless fun? The play-in tournament has some lovers and some haters, but it’s happening either way. Which potential match-up are you looking forward to seeing?

Quickish Questions and more of course, with new member of the Sonar fam Vong Show and the always wonderful Cathryn Naiker!

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