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Episode 9.230: Samson Folk & Cathryn Naiker

We got that tight-rotation talk, what to do with Boucher, monster highlights and non-Raps teams we’re watching the most!

RAPTORS: Nurse played seven guys and Spo played nine and I’m getting Raptors V Boston in-the-bubble flashbacks. How you feeling about Nick’s tight rotations? Does Boucher have more value as a rotation piece or a trade asset?

NBA: Russel Westbrook just had a monster dunk on Rudy Gobert. What is your highlight of the season so far and how would you call it if you were the broadcaster? Who is your current league pass team, the non-Raptor team you watch the most?

With Samson Folk and Cathryn Naiker!

Episode 9.229: Jonathan Yam & Ian Gordon

Raptors are turning heads, Devin Booker is shaming the Raptor, Klay is back and shocking losing teams!

Raptors: Lowe is starting to get excited by the freaky-long Raptors. Is the Masai/Bobby gamble to not have a traditional centre working? Devin Booker couldn’t handle The Raptor mascot distracting him. Hopefully the Raptors fight this injustice and double down on distracting players from now on. What are some good ideas to distract players while they take free throws?

NBA: Klay Thompson is back and it was really nice. What’s another heartfelt return (doesn’t have to be in sports) that comes to mind? What’s the most shocking team with a losing record?

With Jonathan Yam and Ian Gordon!

Episode 9.228: Alexey Ots & Andre De Pape

Raps are rolling! We got some FVV All-Star talk, empty Scotiabank, DeRozan having a season and top five rookies!

Raptors: Fred Van Vleet. Is he an all-star this year? Where does he rank amongst guards in the eastern conference? No fans in the stands at Scotiabank Arena. What change could be made to the broadcast to make it more entertaining?

NBA: The DeRozan revenge tour has been delightful so far. Who else is having a “y’all forgot about me” kind of season? Who are the top five rookies so far this year? Freddie QUIZ action and more.

With Alexey Ots and Andre De Pape!

BONUS PATREON CONTENT: LEAGUE PASS REPORT: Chicago Bulls & L.A. Clippers

Hot new segment:

Freddie and Matt both have NBA League Pass, a streaming service where you can watch all out-of-market games in the NBA. Every month, Freddie and Matt assign each other a team to watch at least one game, and they can’t be playing the Raptors!

They’ll take turns giving their takes on everything from the broadcast, the arena vibes, the play of the team, and lots of other fun tidbits. This week Matt got the Chicago Bulls and Freddie got the L.A. Clippers. Enjoy this bonus ep and have a happy and safe holiday!

Episode 9.225: Vong Show & Lauren Mitchell

We got Yuta in the 6, we’ve got some scenes from the new Nav movie, Zion getting fat-shamed and NBA news getting lost to COVID!

RAPTORS: Is Yuta Watanabe working himself into the role of the sixth man? Nav missed his first home game ever due to COVID protocols. There’s a movie being made about him. What kind of scene would work to up the drama with Nav almost missing a game?

NBA: Zion might be shut down for the year with a foot injury and he’s getting a lot of unfair commentary about his weight. How should fans/analysts talk about players and their bodies? NBA news cycle is heavy about COVID. What stories are getting buried in the COVID flurry?

With Vong Show and Lauren Mitchell!

Episode 9.223: Cathryn Naiker & Derick Deonarain

We’re back and it’s December with Raptor health checks, trade regrets, boring franchises and entertaining players to watch!

RAPTORS: How much of a factor do you think health is with this current Raptors squad? 2. JV went off last night and Raptors fans are happy for him, but sad we don’t have him. Do you regret any of the trades/moves during the championship season?

NBA: Which is the most boring franchise in the NBA and how do they spice it up? Who is the most entertaining player in the NBA on the court?

Quickish Questions and more, with Cathryn Naiker and Derick Deonarain!

Episode 9.222: Georgea Brooks & Matt Henry

We go over where the Raps sit with the league stats, what should Nurse tinker with, new arena names and DeRozan love!

RAPTORS: Team is are 21st in offence, 10th in defence and 15th in net rating. Is this about where you expected? If you are Nick Nurse, what is something you’d like to try with the Raptors?

NBA: The Staples Center will soon be named the Crypto.com arena What other arenas need a new name and feel? DeRozan is getting some love in Chicago. Who else around the league deserves more love?

Quickish Questions and more! With Georgea Brooks and Matt Henry!

Episode 9.221: Dan Galea & Ryan Henry

Raps are playing pretty damn okay, Pascal is back in the fray, and 6’9″ is the height to play!

RAPTORS: Pascal Siakam is back, Jack! How we feeling now that he’s back vs the team playing without him? Raptors are coming in with most players being 6’9″. What would you call this team happening and how would you brand it?

NBA: NBA rules changes have led to less fouls being called and new game balls are creating a stir. Are the changes making the games better to watch? Of the teams that have surprisingly good records right now, who’s destined to drop?

With Dan Galea and Ryan Henry!

Episode 9.218: Season 09 Premiere w/ Ennis Esmer & Jay Rosales

It’s time for season nine of Confederacy of Dunks! We’ve got new segment alerts, medium market darlings, ranking the final Raps roster, opening night changes and extension slander!

Raptors: Toronto sits 10th on the list of most valuable NBA teams, making us a medium market (not small!). Does that change the perception of the team? The final roster is complete. We rank the players who made the cut from 1-15!

NBA: We recorded on opening day. We discuss changes we’d make to the opening night festivities and don’t worry, Antarctica might be included. Lots of extensions in the league, but DeAndre Ayton did not get one of them. Was that a mistake for Phoenix?

Quickish Questions?!!?, introduce our new League Pass Report segment that we’ll be doing this season and lots of tomfoolery with our guests Ennis Esmer and Jay Rosales!

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.

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