The preseason has begun, so we’re glugging red wine in excitement on this one! This is our last off-season special before season six.
Raps talk: Kawhi is healthy, talkative and very good. Now what? What has stood out so far in the preseason? Battle at Centre: Nurse looks like he made good on his promise and is only playing one C at a time. Should Serge start over JV?
NBA: Lebron is a Laker, Tony is a Hornet and DJ is a Maverick. What’s the weirdest? We also do a Depth Chart name game to test our guests’ NBA roster knowledge. Quickish questions and more.With special guests Neema Nazeri and Jarrett Campbell.
Thanks for listening to all our off-season specials this summer. We look forward to season six, the 2018-19 season of destiny! Please subscribe and rate on iTunes, we’d really appreciate it.
Kawhi has finally spoke (and laughed?) We got all your media day takes! Raptors: Who is the leader of this team? Does Greg Monroe play and what does that mean? Masai’s rant– Is the “players don’t wanna play here” thing overblown? NBA: Jimmy Butler saga, should Thibs be fired? Like last week, we vote on the eastern conference top 8 playoff standings. Quickish question round and more!
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!
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 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 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!
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!
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!
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!
We’re back with another off-season special as we inch closer to training camp. Panel style with Adam Christie and Thomas Rivas! We tackle Anthem-gate, Masai’s new contract/position, super fun trivia segment and more!
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!
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 are back with Part 02 of our Off-Season round-up, and we take you from Memphis all the way to the Wizards. We talk the Valanciunas signing! Matt has morphed into the city of Brooklyn and wants to give you all your managerial updates. Return guests from Part 01: Miguel Rivas and Adam Christie!
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!