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Raptors Reddit Podcast
55 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
Good Bye Lowry and HELLO Scottie Barnes!
On this week's episode we discuuss the Raptors selecting Scottie Barnes 4th overall in the NBA draft. Was Barnes the better pick over Suggs? How should Raptors fans feel about Lowry moving on to the Heat? What can we expect from a sign and trade. We discuss the re-signing of Gary Trent JR and what it means to the Raptors young core. Is this a true rebuild or is a retool effort by Toronto? This episode was recorded on Wednesday August 4th for context as we do not discuss the details of the Lowry Sign and Trade.
50 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Raptors PRE-Draft Talk - Is Suggs the pick at 4?
In this episode, we discuss the NBA Draft and the Raptors pick at 4. Will it be Suggs or will the Raptors look to trade up or down in the draft? Do the Raptors have a strong interest in Mobley or Barnes? We discuss the possibility of a long-rumored Siakam to the Warriors trade. Does Wiseman, the 7th pick, and Wiggins interest the Raptors enough to move on from their face of the franchise.
55 minutes | May 23, 2021
Episode 89: End of Season Wrap Up
On this week’s episode we recap the end of the regular season. We discuss the future of Masai Ujiri and the likelihood of a Raptors return. What should the Raps do with Kyle Lowry moving forward? Is it time to let go of the greatest player in franchise history? Do the Raptors have another home run deal in them this off-season? Lastly we discuss the Raptors Lottery odds and our picks for the NBA playoffs.
52 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 88: Raptors Tank Nation has WON!
On this week’s episode we announce the launch of the Raptors Reddit Podcast on Video. Moving forward this podcast will be featured online with a weekly live video of our podcast recording. See our reactions to all the best Raptors hotakes each and every week. For this episode we discuss the Raptors recent Tank measures by the team. Do the Raptors still have a chance for the play-in tournament despite being three games back of the Wizards? What do we want the Raptors record to be over these final seven games? We discuss the hot play of Canadian Khem Birth and answer if he is the Raptors starting center next season. How would we rate the performance of 1st Round Pick Malachi Flynn. Lastly we discuss Lebron, end of season expectations and future potential trade targets.
52 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
Episode 87: Raptors Winning in April and Lowry a lock for HOF?
This week’s episode was recorded on Wednesday April 21st. Due to technical difficulties we have had some challenges uploading episodes that have since been corrected. We discuss the Raptors strong play through the money of April. Is it best for the Raptors to make the play-in tournament or finish with a likely late lottery section? The emergence of Birch and Gillespie have helped to solidify the Raptors front-court rotation. Lastly we discuss the case for Kyle Lowry for the Hall of Fame. Is he a lock or this a more complicated selection?
54 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Episode 86: Biggest Victory EVER and RETIRE The Chevron
On this week’s episode we discuss the Raptors dominant 53 point victory over the Warriors. What can we take away from the biggest margin of victory in Raptors history? We discuss the division amongst Raps fans for “Fade for Cade” or “Suck for Suggs”. Is the Raptors Earned jersey the worst one the team has ever had? Is it time to retire the Chevron from the jersey moving forward? We breakdown the play of Gary Trent Jr over his first week with Toronto and discuss his potential impact moving forward. Should the NBA look to move to a more aggressive free market salary cap in the future? Lastly we discuss Norman Powell tear inducing Players Tribune article that stole the hearts of Raptors fans everywhere.
58 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Episode 85: LOWRY STAYS and Trade Deadline Reactions
On this week’s episode we breakdown all the action from the NBA Trade Deadline. We discuss the surprising decision to keep Kyle Lowry a Raptor for the remainder of the season? What was the best deal on the team for the greatest Raptors of all time? Should the Raps have taken the best deal on the table? We discuss the addition of Gary Trent JR as Norman Powell is on his way to Portland. What does Trent mean to the Raptors future? We bid adieu to Matt Thomas and Terrence Davis who shockingly yielded a combined two second round picks between them. Lastly we discuss the incident between Siakam and Nurse earlier this week.
55 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Episode 84: Depleted Raps Roster and Lowry Trade ideas
On this week's episode we discuss the depleted Raptors roster and their recent struggles. After getting blown out by Charlotte and Chicago, will the Raps make a trade before the deadline? We discuss our best Kyle Lowry trades and put them all on the table. Lowry to Denver? Lowry-Porzingis Swap? Is John Collins a legitimate trade target for Toronto before next Thursday? Should the Raps cash in on Norman Powell rising stock or face the music of paying him 20 million in the off-season? Lastly we discuss the top posts from the Raptors Subreddit over the week.
54 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Episode 83: A Covid Filled Raptors All-Star Break
On this week’s episode we discuss the completed first half of the Raptors season. How did this covid outbreak for the Raptors turn into the worst of any team this season? Who is responsible for the Raptors losing all their starters to Covid protocols? We evaluate the Raptors performance over the past two games with a shorthanded lineup. The Norm God continues to increase his trade value and the regression of former star Blake Griffin.. We discuss the sale of Kyle Lowry’s home and the Raptors continued living accommodations in Tampa Bay. Lastly we share the top posts from the Raptors subreddit including the best facts about Velociraptors, OG defense, and so much more.
63 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Episode 82: All-Star Selections and the Petri Dish East
On this week’’s episode we discuss the Eastern Conference All-Star Selection. Were the Raptors snubbed? Who were the most questionable selections? Should FVV have made the game over Simmons, Randle or even Tatum? We reminisce about the good old days of all-star selection by hand at the arena. The Raptors continue to be plagued by defensive adjustments and does Nurse need to innovate his defense more for the Raptors to hit another level? We breakdown the recent loss to the Heat and explore the limitations of the roster beyond the top seven. Lastly we discuss the top post from the Raptors Reddit community including Boucher coming to Yuta’’s rescue and Finch being hired as the new T-Wolves coach.
56 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Episode 81: FVV Delivers Again and the Bebe Retirement Party
On this week’s episode, we break down the Raptors impressive win over the Bucks. We establish that FVV has been worth every dollar of that contract extension. What version of the Raptors will see over this challenging six game stretch? Is small ball the answer for the Raps moving forward? We debate if the Raps should pursue the ever polarizing Andre Drummond via trade. What are the chances Kyle Lowry is on this team in a month’s time? We discuss the retiring of a beloved Raptors benchwarmer and the perfect card for Valentines Day. All that and so much more!
53 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Episode 80: HEY! Just another technical foul
On this week’s episode, we share the news that the Raptors Reddit Podcast has joined an exciting new network! We discuss the Raptors recent 4-1 record and decide if the ship has turned around? We share our thoughts on the Tampa Bay Bucs Super Bowl Parade celebration and bring back all the memories from the Raptors storied parade. Who goes harder; Gasol or Gronk? We discuss FVV historic 54 point performance and reminisce over other 50+ point games. Are the Raptors being targeted by the refs? What we would give to have JV back on the Raptors. We discuss Kyle putting up his home for sale and Bobby Webster extending his stay in Toronto. Lastly we discuss the top posts from the Raptors Reddit community.
54 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Episode 79: YUTA MAN NOW DAWG!
In this week's episode, we discuss the Raptors recent inconsistent play after games against the Kings and Magic. We discuss the Raptors improved defense and a potential change in offensive identity. Is Siakam's recent aggressive play sustainable moving forward? Yuta Watanabe building a following with all Raptors fans. What is the future for Norman Powell with the Raptors? We suggest our best possible Kyle Lowry trades and share the top takes from the Raptor Sub-Reddit. Does Vince Carter's new scholarship mean all is forgiven with older Raps fans?
46 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Episode 78: Put all the HOUSE MONEY ON BOUCHER!
This week we discuss the Raptors three-game winning streak. Sure it is victories over the Hornets x2 and the Mavs, but things are looking up for the Raps. Have Raptor skeptics been quieted with their recent play? What is the ceiling for Boucher for the rest of the season? Goodbye to Alex Len and who is coming next? Are there still concerns about the role and play of Siakam? What can we expect from the Raps over their next five games? Lastly, we discuss the hottest topics covered on the Raptors Sub-Reddit and give our quick reactions.
53 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Episode 77: Tank Nation is Getting Louder!
On this week's episode we break down the Raptors heartbreaking losses to the Warriors and Blazers. With the record at 2-8, is it time to give up on the season? Should the Raptors tank and go all in on a rebuild? We discuss the improved play of Siakam and the emergence of one Chris Boucher. Can the Raptors survive playing 7 or 8 each and every night? We also look at the top posts from the Raptors Reddit community from the past week.
52 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Episode 76: Greek Freak says NO to Free Agency
In this week's episode, we discuss Giannis signing the Super Max with the Bucks. What does it mean for the Raptors moving forward? We breakdown the excitement and overreaction of Raptors fans to Flynn's early Pre-Season play. The new segment Fact of Fiction debuts as we discuss some of the best topics from the Raptors Reddit community this week. Which Canadian do we believe ends up on the Raptors at some point? Lastly, we talk about some exciting promotional news for the podcast.
60 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Episode 75: 14 days to Opening Day and Eastern Conference Projections
This week we discuss the Raptors opening their training camp in Tampa Bay. The Raptors organization already has three positive COVID tests as we brace for one unknown of a season. We break down and discuss ESPN Writer Kevin Peltons' win projections for the East. Where do the Raptors come in? We share our own run down of the top 8 teams of the East. Which teams will surprise and which teams are falling flat on their face?
54 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Episode 74: Free Agent Frenzy! Goodbye Ibaka, Give me Baynes!
On this rebooted episode, we bring it right back with some in-depth FA discussion. The Raptors have moved to Florida and establish their new WE THE SOUTH identity. FVV is back on a 4 year-85 million dollar deal. Was it the right move? Did the Raps overpay? Serge Ibaka says goodbye to the Raptors and moves on to the Clippers? Should the Raps have offered more? We discuss the Raptors signing of Baynes and start thinking about the 2021 Free Agent Class. What is the master plan for the front office?
61 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Episode 73: Raptors ALL Time RE-DRAFT
This week we are back with our first episode in a month. No NBA, no problem! Our three co-hosts take part in the first ever Raptors Redraft. The rules? Each host picks 10 players and one coach. Players are evaluated based on their peak year or years with the Raptors. Who went number one? Which role players snuck into the top 10? We debate and challenge one another on who put together the best squad when its all over.
49 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Episode 72: COVID-19 Suspends the NBA Season
This episode we breakdown the news of the NBA season being suspended. The NBA has never seen a threat quite like this one and leaves many questions for what is to come for professional sports across North America. We share our thoughts on what could be a cancelled or salvaged season. Could we see see NBA playoff games in August? What is next for the reckless actons of Gobert? Will any of the Raptors contract the virus and what does the league stoppage mean for basketball in general?
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