We are three weeks away from our season six premiere and we still got lots to talk about heading into the season. Raps talk: Butler rumours wont go away. Could we? should we? What other spots make more sense? Bebe signed in Spain and he’s officially not coming back to Toronto. We talk our fav Bebe memories! We rate what makes us most nervous: New Nurse, weird Kawhi or aging Serge? NBA: West playoff teams 1-8. Who is the best dunker in the NBA?
The Kawhi Leonard saga takes another turn with him buying a house in Toronto – does it mean anything or does he just hate renting? The Raptors’ press-day expectations, do we have any? We talk Sports Illustrated’s top 100 players, how do we feel about where the Toronto players on that list? Rules changes, quickish questions and more!
With special guests Alex Pavone and Jonathan Fried!
Episode 76 – Deng is on the market, should the Raptors ring the bell and grab him or do we have too much depth already? DeRozan had a higher assist rate last season than Kawhi has ever had, is Leonard expected to become more of a playmaker or just be a defensive ringer? Which of these summer takes will have the greatest impact: Norman Powell killing it in the off season, Monroe adding a 3 or JV showing well in Europe? NBA… Favourite memories of newly retired Manu and West. Who has the best handles in the NBA? What’s the best potential playoff matchup in the league? Quick-ish Questions and more!
With special return guest: Yaw Attuah!
With help from the injury ghosts of Raptors’ past, we talk Raptor offense/defense ratings: will we see a change this year? Is Nurse gonna play Raps like Houston? Can JV handle extra touches? Can Kawhi do what Harden does? Who gets the ball to the corners? We then go league-wide asking who’s the biggest name to get traded during season, which active Canadian player finishes with the best career, and lots more. Special guests on this episode: Will Weldon, Jim Kim and Ian Gordon!
Episode 74! We signed Kay Felder, what does that mean for Raptors? Kawhi’s buddy, Jeremy Castleberry, has been hired by Raptors. Is catering to Kawhi the right idea? How much should the raptors commit to resigning Leonard versus focusing on this year? Are the Raptors the deepest team in the NBA? Can Jonas play D in the playoffs? Have raps fans gotten too low on Serge? NBA -Who is the 2019 Oladipo? (Going from overpaid to underpaid). What is something another sport has that the NBA should adopt? The most overrated player in the nba is….? Rapid-fire questions to finish it off. With guests Peder Myhr and Matt McCready!
We’re back from summer vacation! The Raptors got snubbed again on the Christmas Day game– Are we slighted or delighted? Where does the recently signed Moose fit in? Plus, we got a Kawhi/Masai/Drake conspiracy theory that’ll make you run wild and debate why the Raptors aren’t outright favourites to make the finals. We shift to the NBA to ask the question: Is the West overrated? What are the chances of making the playoffs now for the Spurs, Pistons, Nuggets and Cavs? Who’s the most underrated player in the NBA?
Well, we’ve just had the most emotional day yet as Raptors fans. The face of our franchise, DeMar DeRozan, has been traded along with Jakob Poeltl and a protected 1st round pick for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green!
DeMar, you meant everything to this franchise and we really, really hate to see you go. Thank you for your loyalty, your hard work, your passion for Toronto. We look forward to your jersey being raised to the rafters one day!
We’re taking a vacation for a couple weeks but, before we do, we gotta dissect this trade from every direction we can! We got a bunch of phone-in guests on this episode: Kathy Rivas, Ben Miner, Thomas Rivas, Yaw Attuah, Brian Winslow, Alex Wood, Ben Davies and Katie Heindl!
Enjoy this special ep and we’ll see you when we’re back from vacation.
Thanks for listening!
We recorded episode 71 a short while after hearing that the Raptors might be engaged in some Kawhi Leonard trade talks! Should we package Lowry for him? What is DeMar gonna look like playing D for Nurse? Should the Raps be favorites in the East this year?
We talk NBA topics like Tony Parker leaving the Spurs, Carmelo being let go by OKC [what’s his best fit?] and does anybody really care about Summer League?
Bodabing Bodaboom! Free Agent Frenzy! We talk Raps, the Van Vleet signing, LeBron leaving the east [what does that mean for Raps?], who should they sign with the mid-level exception? And YOU KNOW we’re talking this insane 2018 Free Agency period, rapid-fire questions and more! With special guests: Nick DiGatetano, Andre De Pape and Josh Finkleman!
Just before we recorded, we got some breaking news: The Raptors hired defensive coach from OKC, Adrian Griffin. Hot news for the hardcore fans! Should the Raptors have traded into the draft? What’s DeRozan’s trade value? Is there a favorite Bebe moment and should the team retain him? Plus we talk which team lost the 2018 draft, which team is the biggest wild card right now, NBA rumors and some janky-but-fun rapid fire!
We’ve nursed the news of a new Raptors coach and we’re ready to evaluate. We talk the MLSE mystery purse, Nurse first impressions, draft rumors [Raps want in], Kawhi wants out [where does he go?], shooter trivia, rapid fire questions, draft takes and more.
We’re back in the Basketball Funhouse and we recorded just after hearing news that Nick Nurse has been hired as the new head coach of the Raptors! We talk extensively about what that means for the franchise. We also talk our favourite Raptor moment of the season, picking one skill to improve any player on roster, Decision 3.0 [where does Bron go?], KD and G-State’s legacy, rapid fire questions and much more!
Special guests: Graham Kay and Ian Gordon!
Season 05 finale! We’ve had a great time and a lot of great guests this season. Thanks to everybody who listened and was a guest on the podcast. We will be continuing on with Off-Season episodes, but let’s finish this season off with some spice first!
Cover topics like will the Raptors be better or worse next year? What’s next for Norm? What trade lands us a superstar this summer? We talk NBA as well: How much does the regular season matter? Favorite narrative of the finals this year, Colangelo burner accounts and some rapid fire questions!
Thanks again for listening! Please give us a rating on iTunes and/or Stitcher. We’d appreciate it so much! See ya in the Off-Season Basketball Funhouse!
After a little teaser of a possible Boston/Houston final, we’re back to reality with a Cleveland/Golden State final for the fourth straight time. We talk Raptor rookie contracts, which two would you keep? Masai’s biggest mistake? Who do want to be the next coach of the Raptors? We also talk NBA, is there a parity? Thoughts on the Finals, rapid fire questions, a special WNBA announcement and much more! With Katie Heindl, Ben Davies and Nile Seguin!
Episode 64! We’re pounding the rock one last time before Casey throws it off a bridge! Well, it happened: The Raptors fired Dwane Casey. We go over our favourite Casey moments, who they should hire to replace him, what trades do we gotta make, ponder the Ibaka contract dilemma, lots of NBA final four talk and so much more! Special guests this week: Matt McCready and Ian Gordon!
Ep 62, come breathe a sigh of relief with us after the Raptors took a 3-2 lead Wednesday night. Lots of Raptors playoff talk (DeMar is Neo now, Ibaka our 3rd best player? How much are we missing Van Vleet?) and we go through all the first-round matchups so far. With special guests: Alex Pavone, Bobby Brown and Nigel Downer!
Episode 60, Raptors are 55-20 and the playoffs are getting close! We compare the season of DeRozan and Lowry, which Raptor has best career, prospect rankings, fav potential playoff matchups, bad team quiz and much more B-ball talk! Special guests on this week: Miguel Rivas, Cathryn Naiker and Yaw Attuah!
Ep 59 coming in hotter than a singed jersey sticking to your body! Raptors are 53-19!! We talk about those tough losses to the big teams, playoff concerns, insane Raptors commercial ideas, the Kawhi player-only meeting, an insane jersey segment, the West’s playoff lineups, big players all hurt on G-State and much more! With Dan Galea and Your Boy Brian!
Episode 58! Raptors are an amazing 51-17 and riding a 10-game win streak, hopefully they tied a franchise record of 11 by the time you hear this. Lots of positive Raptor talk, we talk potential playoff matchups, NBA award predictions, ProLine picks and much more! With special guests Alan Shane Lewis and Gary Rideout Jr.!
Comb over and take a listen, it’s episode 57! Raptors are 41-16 and ready to get back at it. We talk Raps being 1st in East, Casey getting All-Star recognition (coach of year possible?), buyout candidates, a special Bruno Caboclo tribute, lots of all-star weekend talk, Freddie’s guest spot on NBA XL, Billy Crystal and My Giant! Special guest on this ep: Tristan Douglas!
OV-Omy, it’s episode 56. Raptors are 32-15 going into the Lakers game and we’re hoping they respond. We talk OVO Night, JV vs the Shape of Water fish, Raptors defense, All-Star MVP picks, dino trivia, choosing which players would be good WWE heroes and villains, Proline picks and so much more!
Need something plumbed? Paradigm Plumbing with our guest Thomas Rivas for all your plumbing needs.
Ep 55, Raptors are 29-11 before the big Golden State game. Are they gonna still be flying high from the big Cavs win or is JV’s chip belly out of control? We give the Raptors mid-season grades, discuss the legitimacy of DeMar’s MVP status, all-star game, Proline picks and much more! Special guests this week: Mark Little and Andre De Pape!
Episode 54 coming in hotter than a Mama Burger! Raptors are 26-10, we got lots to talk about: DeMar’s big 52-point game, Kyle’s wrist vs benching Powell, Casey’s coach of the month, fav Raptors’ jerseys, Harden MVP, Sorta Shawarma and Bob McCown bottling Freddie! Special guests on this ep, comedians Dylan Gott and Alan Shane Lewis!
Our last episode before the holidays, so get ready for a PERfect time! Raptors are 20-8, but is it luck of the schedule so far? Pleasant NBA surprises, our pick for the fourth seed, OKC talk, looking for that Slender Man feel, Proline fun and so much more! Special guests Matt McCready and Gavin Pounds!
Happy Holidays from the CODBP team.
Episode 52, Raptors are 15-7, what O what do we do with Jonas Valanciunas? Should we stop thinking about the DeAndre Jordan rumors? Casey’s bad habits? is Masai aiming to have a team of 8-foot ball lobbers? Lots of NBA talk, Brad Stevens/Twin Peaks connection, is the west bottoming out? We’ve got Ennis Esmer and Will Weldon joining us on this one!
Episode 51, The Raptors are 11-6 and coming off a brutal loss to the Knicks (where they gave up a franchise-worst quarter of 41 points in the 3rd). With our special return guest, Alan Shane Lewis, we talk the current state of the Raps, their top five 3PT shooters, NBA talk, LaVar Ball vs Trump and Freddie (painfully) gives the Celtics some much-earned credit.
Season five premiere! Episode 50! The Raptors have been off to a confident start with a 4-2 record before the Denver game. Youth movement looking better than expected… Lots of Raptor talk, Cleveland woes, hot rookies, unexpected starts, Memphis’ bench, maximalize our Proline Picks, plus much more! Special guests on the premiere: James Rathbone and Alex Pavone!
Episode 49 is ready to cool you down from this fall heatwave, so plug in! Is this Casey’s last season as coach of the Raptors? Will DeRozan add three-pointers? Which Raptors are set to regress this year? Also touch on the Carmelo trade, Summer of Durant, Trump vs sports and Ghostbusters 2, plus a lot more. Our guest this week, Graham Kay, just launched his own sports podcast with past guest Alex Pavone called Friends and Sports! Check it out after you check THIS out!
Back in the Funhouse with another off-season special! Cover all the big trades and give our “yay, nay, or cray” votes on players ranked hire than DeRozan on SI. Special return guest, Alan Shane Lewis!
Episode 47! We give our thoughts on the Carroll/Joseph trades, the C.J. Miles acquistion, what’s going on with JV, fun segment ranking all 30 NBA coaches! We went extra long to give you as much summer content as possible! It’s Vin Diesel’s birthday, stare at your favourite American Gothic print and have a listen! Special return guest: Matt McCready!
We’re offically back in the Basketball Funhouse. Lots to cover with an expensive free agency happening a few days prior. Lowry and Ibaka are back, and rich! Anyone want Carroll or JV? We’ve also got a fun segement comparing each NBA team’s off-season moves. Special return guest: Alan Shane Lewis!
Season 04 finale is here! We’re back after a brief hiatus and we’ve got lots to talk about. What is up with Lowry? Was it a dissapointing season for the Raptors? Where do they go from here? NBA trades (even break a couple during the podcast!), and talk the 76’ers with our Philadelphia born guest, comedian Rodney Umble! Thanks for listening to season 04. See you in the Off-Season Funhouse!
We’re back with some hot playoff takes. Raptors tied 1-1 (just before they were annihilated by the Bucks to go down 2-1). What do the Raptors have to do to beat the Bucks?? We go through that and all the other playoff matches, plus proline picks! The always fun Ned Petrie is back on the pod!
Episode 41! Raptors are 36-25 and soooo much has happened. We cover the Ibaka/Tucker trades, the F**K Brooklyn T-Ross sign-off, Lowry’s injury, the current state of the Raps, NBA talk and Proline Bets! You’re gonna wanna listen to this one on some type of skateboard. Special guests: Mikey Kolberg and Alan Shane Lewis!
Episode 40! The Raptors have hit a rough patch. With a record of 32-22, they currently sit in fourth, we mull over what to do and what not to do. We’re talking the Oakley scuffle, we’re talking the Wade/Butler callout, even got some new proline picks! We’ve even got a cooing baby on this one. Special guests Elisa Nobrega and Ned Petrie!
New Years episode is here! Drink some water, put an ice pack on your head and enjoy this hungover special: Raptors are coming off tough back-to-back losses but still sit with a decent 22-10 record. We’ve got Raptors talk, trades, refs, proline picks, new years resolutions and more! Fun-in-the-sun times with special guests Adam Christie and Marco Moltisanti!
Happy New Year from all of us at Confederacy of Dunks!
Episode 38 is here and we’re delivering a festive special with a Toblerone, none of that Lindor goo! The Raptors are currently crushing it with a 17-7 record and some of us are loving JV’s bangs. We talk Raps, team leaders, Home Alone, proline picks, 2006, 2016, and so much more! Special guests this week: Patrick Ronan Stewart, Katie Heindl, and Mark Little!
It’s post-super-moon time on Episode 36! Raps are in Cleveland tonight riding a 7-2 record, then a tough game against the Warriors tomorrow. Can DeRozan power his way past the top two teams in the league? Is Klay Thompson really on the trade market? If so, then is it true the moon isn’t real? What does the Trump win mean to the NBA? We’re recording this one from Biyombo’s old apartment! Special guests Jacob Duarte Spiel and Joe Malekzadah!
Season 04 premiere of the Confederacy of Dunks Basketball Podcast on the Talkhole Podcast Network!
Raps are off to a 3-1 start and we’re happy but have lots to talk about: We do our annual award projections, Matt amps up his Spurs hate to an 8, Dirty Dancing half-time shows, final standing estimates and so much more.
We’re back with our final off-season special before the Season 04 premiere and we’re proud to say we’re officially on the Talkhole Podcast Network! We got your Toronto Raptors talk, we’re all watching Kim’s Convenience, we got all kinds of NBA talk, a whole lot of wheeze laughing and you can actually hear the exact moment when the Jays’ season ended. Special guests this week: Comedians Patrick Ronan Stewart, Thomas Rivas and Ned Petrie!
Back with one of our final off-season funhouse specials! We’re talking all things pre-season, fantasy, and the Jays 10-1 bruising was on while we recorded. Special guest, Comedian Cathryn Naiker!
Training camp is getting closer and we’re starting to get pumped! We’re back in the Basketball Funhouse and Freddie’s down in a sewer with Pennywise the Clown! (That’s a metaphor for ‘he couldn’t make this one’). We talk the Olympic basketball, the new Raps jerseys, we air our expectations for each and every Raptor, we talk teams that are gonna fall out of the playoffs and teams that will jump back in the playoffs, and there’s even a little Family Feud in this one. Comedians on the pod this week: Jordan Foisy and Ned Petrie!
Season 03 finale of Confederacy of Dunks is here! We drop some heavy talk about the Raptors’ off-season, the Durant signing, go through all the teams and give off-season grades, and wrap it up nicely with a tribute to Tim Duncan. Special guests on the panel this week: Comedian Patrick Ronan Stewart and casting director extraordinaire, Steven Mann!
We’ll be back with some Off-Season Funhouse specials before season 04 starts up in the fall. Thanks for listening!
Episode 29! The Raptors have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals and we couldn’t be happier! (Well, after game one, we could be a bit happier…) We measure our expectations for the rest of the series and address a whole bunch of #other stuff. Special guest joining us: Comedian Ned Petrie! Have a listen before game two, please subscribe and rate on iTunes or Stitcher!
Our hiatus has ended and we are back! The monkey is officially gone as the Raptors prepare for game two of the second round for the first time in 15 years. This episode of CODBP is our first ever panel show, and it went great! Special guest comedians on the panel: Chris Dart, Cathryn Naiker, and Adam Christie! We rip Lowry down past the bursitis to the bones in an attempt to figure out his playoff ordeal, contemplate a world where Drake is clapping for another team, and so much more!
It’s Super Bowl Sunday! We’re also a week away from the All-Star Game, so there’s lots to talk about. The Raptors are 34-16, are they playing the best they can right now? We also touch on the trade deadline and go through all the events of the All-Star game. Featuring comedians: Ned Petrie and Arthur Simeon!
As we record episode 26th, the Raptors sit on a 28-15 record, and we are starting to wonder if they might actually take over first place in the east. We talk about the Blatt firing and how it might actually be bad for Cleveland, Lowry’s return to the All-Star game and pick our all-star lineups. Special guest: Marco Moltisanti!
Happy New Year! We’re inching closer to the halfway point of the season. Sitting with a 24-15 record, Is 2016 the year DeRozan gets a max contract in Toronto, or is he going to bolt? We debate retiring Vince Carter’s number, DeMarre Carroll concerns, NBA news and name our top 5 moments that made us a huge basketball fan. Special guest: Comedian Simon McCamus!
We’re all chugging crème de menthe, so it must be the holidays! The Raps are 18-12 after last night’s big Mav win. We talk DeRozan’s value, Lowry’s temper, western/eastern conference power shift, our should-be all-star picks and much more! We made sure our two amazing guests were loaded up on de menthe for this one: Ennis Esmer and Adam Christie!
We know our role (unlike James Johnson), which is to hit you back with another hot ep! The Raptors are hanging on a 12-8 record right now, which is a bit discomforting but we’re not panicking. Raps, NBA shakedown, fantasy special? It’s all here. Special guests: Comedian Mark Little and the great Toronto casting director, Steven Mann!
Season 03 premiere is here! Huge start to the season, and I’m not just talking about the Raptors’ 5-1 record. The great Steve Gennaro is on the show! (Raptors Republic, All In Sports Talk). We also got a pair of our favourite former guests on the show: Miguel Rivas and Elisa Nobrega! We give our NBA award predictions and reveal which NBA coach should be dating Barbara Walters by season’s end. Please donate to the Sports Connections Foundation. A great cause that helps kids!
It’s our final Off-Season Funhouse episode, which means the Season 03 premiere is next! We start it off talking Jays, then get into the Raptors rotation and our predicted season meltdowns and breakouts.
Two great comedians join us to officially sign off the off-season: Matt McCready and Josh Murray!
Our new ep is up with a smash and we’re breaking Derrick Rose’s orbital bone in the process. We talk about the Raptors newly signed player, 2013 1st overall pick Anthony Bennett! Also, a special segment where we rearrange the divisions by skill, from crappiest division to most elite! (Tune in just for the division names, if anything.) Who better to make our 20th episode special than Cleveland-bred, Cav faithful comedian Ned Petrie!
We’re a month and a half away from the start of the season and we’re starting to get excited. We talk Team Canada, the Raptors rotation, we honor the late great Moses Malone and more! Matt drafts his first ever fantasy basketball team! Special guest this week: Comedian Ian Gordon!
We’re back in the Basketball Funhouse talking some off-season noise! We take you through Part 01 of our Free Agency Special. We talk about acquisitions and team projections for a bunch of teams before getting to our beloved Raptors. Also, stay tuned for an important Chuck Hayes update. Special guests this week: Miguel Rivas and Adam Christie!
We’re back with our first Off-Season Funhouse episode! We wrap up our thoughts on the NBA Finals and take you to the Entry Draft. We go through the projected top 14 and give our guesses for who the Raptors pick at 20, and the commissioner brings a lot of birds to the draft. Special guests this week: Comedian Matt McCready and John Rallis!
It’s the season finale of Confederacy of Dunks season two! But don’t worry, we’ll be continuing on throughout the summer with our Off-Season Funhouse episodes! It’s gonna get zannnny! In the final episode of season two, we say our piece on the NBA finals, talk some exciting Raptors’ news and create our own franchises! (apologies to PEI and Nova Scotia). Special guest this week is the fantastic Elisa Nobrega! Thanks so much to our guests and our listeners for a fantastic season two!
It’s cold but the sun is starting to shine, and that’s also how it feels for the Raptors’ fan base. Special guest joining us from L.A. this week is Adam Christie! We talk the current state of the Raps, banter about the playoffs and bring out Top 10 Lists on how to make the live NBA experience better.
We’re all a little glum on today’s podcast because the Toronto Raptors have just lost to the Wizards in a four-game sweep. Cheeseburger by cheeseburger we rip apart the disappointing loss with the help of our guest, comedian Kye Fox! Need a fantasy sports team name? Tune in!
We’re back in like Lowry’s back is out: Indefinitely. The Raptors lost shortly after we recorded, giving the Bulls a season sweep and the Raps a record of 42-30 (although, they did still manage to clinch the playoffs!). Special guest this week is Peter McLaren!
We talk Steve Nash’s retirement, pick our projected playoff disappointments, and Peter has a bone to pick with Freddie about the Rockets.
It hasn’t gotten better for the Toronto Raptors since our last show. They’re 38-26, still first in the division, but a wretched 1-9 in their last ten. They’re projected playoff run looks like they’ll be pool-noodling it in the shallow end if things don’t turn around. Special guest this week is comedian Roger Bainbridge!
The all-star break is over and the unofficial second half of the season has begun! Shortly after this podcast taped, the Raps lost again, leaving their record at 37-20 and 1-3 since the break. Should the fans be angered and worried? TV and film star/Raptors’ fan Ennis Esmer is on the show this week! It’s a great time.
After a nasty losing streak, the “baby-faced assassin” known as Lowry has teamed up with “Dirty Roses” DeRozan to swish home some wins. They ended up losing tonight, so the Raps are 33-17 and have lost two in a row, also dropping their first divisional loss of the season. Comedian (and brother to Fred) Miguel Rivas joins us this week! And he’s got a bone to pick with the casual fans.
The honeymoon is over in Jurassic Park. The avid bandwagoners are glum and nervous. The Raptors are sitting nervously at the top of a children’s slide with a record of 27-14 and are 3-7 in their last 10. DeRozan is back, but Lowry has blown all his tires out. This week comedian Alex Pavone is with us!
Happy New Year! The Confederacy of Dunks is back. It’s 2015. The NBA is getting closer to the halfway point of the season and the Raptors are 24-10, riding a three-game losing streak dating back to late 2014.
DeRozan is finally set to return after just about 6 weeks off, but will it make everything better? Is it time for some trades? Our guest, comedian Ben Miner, may have some New Year’s resolutions for the team.
It’s our last show before the holidays and we’re ready to eat platefuls of gravy-topped stuffing like Raptors’ star player, Chuck Hayes. The Raps are 19-6, making dreams come true, even with DeRozan on the IR. This week we welcome comedian Mark Little on the show!
Happy holidays from Kev, Fred and Matt.
We’re back and ready to tear this up worse than DeMar DeRozan’s groin! We recorded this just hours before they improved their record to 15-4. We’re so happy, we’re Lowry-running up the walls! This week we’re joined by This Hour Has 22 Minutes’ Adam Christie. We have an insanely fun time.
We’re coming off the bench HOT Lou-Williams-style! Raptors are at the top with a hot 11-2 start and we couldn’t be happier, but are they earning their wins?? Check out episode 02 with special guest Comedian Dylan Gott!
Just like that, season one comes to an end. Freddie and Kevin talk some
off-season noise and look forward to an official, biweekly run of season
two starting in the fall! IT ALL STARTS NOW.
Part 02 shatters the backboard as Freddie and Kevin talk the talk. Comedian Marco Moltisanti joins them for some boomshakalaka.
From practically a replica set off the show Storage Wars, award-winning comedians Kevin Dowse and Freddie Rivas launch part 01 of a Confederacy of Dunks, talking all things Raptors and all things basketball.