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Host William Lou of Yahoo Sports Canada covers everything to do with the Toronto Raptors. This feed includes the Raptors Reaction Podcast, which is published after every game, and the Raptors Recap, a weekly summation of larger trends surrounding the team.

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    • Jan 18, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    The Impact of Kyle Lowry & loss to Heat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 48:59

    Amit Mann is joined by Katie Heindl to discuss how Kyle Lowry will be remembered by the Raptors community along with how he has helped the Miami Heat. Also, they talk about the loss to the Heat, Scottie Barnes and play a game of sit, start or drop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    OG Anunoby Bully Ball & Increasing His Usage

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 29:37

    Amit Mann is joined by Oren Weisfeld to discuss his recent piece about OG Anunoby learning to use his unique blend of size, athleticism in his favour. They respond to Anunoby's reduced usage, how the Raptors forward can become more versatile on the offensive end, and how Nick Nurse can get more out of the emerging 24-year-old.Read Oren's piece here: https://yhoo.it/3Kf1UYL See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    All-Star Siakam

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 48:39

    Imman Adan and Asad Alvi discuss the following topics:-Can Pascal Siakam make the All-Star team?-Narratives around Jayson Tatum, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan-What moves the Raptors could make at the trade deadline-Preview of the Bucks game on Saturday See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Statement loss to Suns? & True or False

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 63:00

    Amit Mann is joined by Yasmin Duale to discuss the Raptors' loss to the Suns and the significance of competing with the defending Western Conference champions despite missing Scottie Barnes and Gary Trent Jr. They also dive into a series of True or False questions, including whether Chris Boucher will be a rotation piece going forward, if Pascal Siakam is the third best power forward in the East and where the Raptors will finish in offensive and defensive rating by season's end. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Evolution of Pascal Siakam

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 50:49

    Amit Mann is joined by Samson Folk of Raptors Republic to discuss his piece, "Pascal Siakam and Divergent Progression" along with the following topics:-The rarity of his skillset-The mental and physical growth compared to last season-Why his heavy isolation possessions affect his production-How he's asked to do more than most stars in the NBA-Ways the Raptors could use him better-Next steps in his development See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bench production, All-Star VanVleet, Dirk's retirement | Friday Views

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 53:41

    Imman Adan and Yasmin Duale discuss the following topics:-Confidence level in Raptors avoiding play-in tournament-Who they trust off the bench-The first round of All-Star voting and if Fred VanVleet will make it-Memories of Dirk Nowitzki & his jersey retirement ceremony & more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Siakam Excelling, VanVleet's Resilience & the Raptors Starting Five

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 37:11

    Amit Mann and Katie Heindl discuss takeaways from the Raptors' win vs. the Bucks, Pascal Siakam showing off his new skills, Fred VanVleet's flexibility and the potential of Toronto's starting five. Go to Katie's twitter (@wtevs) to check out her DeMar DeRozan piece.1:50 - Brief DeMar DeRozan chatter5:20 - Takeaways from Bucks game11:50 - Starting five potential15:28 - The new Pascal Siakam 21:21 - Fred VanVleet's adjustment31:48 - Barnes becoming the backup PG See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Danny Green on Championship Memories, Nick Nurse, Kyle Lowry & Player Coaches

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 53:42

    Amit Mann is joined by former Toronto Raptor Danny Green to discuss the following topics:4:30 - Waiting to get his Raptors championship ring8:20 - What he misses about Toronto10:45 - What was unique about his time with Raptors12:24 - Nick Nurse's coaching style19:24 - How good the 2019 championship team was21:56 - Danny Green's role on championship team26:49 - Mentality of shooters29:37 - How Raptors roster was different from other championship teams he played with34:00 - The Raptors fraternity36:14 - CJ's PJ's, rocking teammates merchandise38:30 - What Kyle Lowry was like as a teammate40:30 - How Kyle Lowry grew during championship run43:00 - The NBA trending towards player coaches47:54 - Impact of Freddy Jr.49:00 - Spraying media with champagne after championships50:57 - His Raptors championship tattoo See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Friday Views | Healthy Bodies, Warriors, ROTY

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 45:40

    Arais Farah and Asad Alvi discuss the loss to the Nets, how OG Anunoby, Khem Birch & Precious Achiuwa returning changes the Raptors rotation and the intriguing battle for Rookie of the Year honours. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Growth of Scottie Barnes & What's Next

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 30:23

    Amit Mann is joined by Katie Heindl to discuss how Scottie Barnes has developed on both sides of the ball, and predict what kind of player he'll be by the end of the season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Interview | Chuck Swirsky

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 32:42

    Ben Carlos is joined by Raptors broadcasting legend Chuck Swirsky to discuss the following topics:- Getting his job with Raptors, loving every minute- Watching every Raptors game since leaving- Scottie Barnes- Coming up with player nicknames- Daughter making cookies for Chris Bosh- After hours with Jack Armstrong- And more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Friday Views | Bench Play, Siakam & Pacers trade?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 40:00

    Arais Farah & Asad Alvi discuss the following topics:-Root of inconsistent play-Pascal's growth and working with Scottie Barnes-Bench Woes-Trading with the Pacers-Your League Pass team See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rumours, Pleasant Surprises and Over/Unders

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 58:53

    Amit Mann is joined by Imman Adan to discuss the below:-whether the Raptors should pursue a trade with Pacers-pleasant surprises over the past few games-over/unders-upcoming matchup vs. Thunder See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Takeaways from Bucks win, Preview Raptors-Wizards Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 46:49

    Amit Mann is joined by Savanna Hamilton to discuss Toronto's win vs. Milwaukee and Chase Hughes stops by to preview Sunday's Raptors-Wizards game and give a state of the team. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Hopes & Dreams for the second quarter of Raptors season

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 42:15

    Amit Mann & Katie Heindl discuss what they hope the Raptors can achieve in the next 20 games or so.Topics:> Wins & Health> Bench stability> Can the defense 'get on a string' this season?> Scottie Barnes' shooting and offensive growth> Finding space for Pascal Siakam> Heartwarming content: Jonas Valanciunas' big night vs. Clippers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Friday Views | Scottie Barnes, Gary Trent Jr. & Precious Achiuwa

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 20:58

    Arais Farah & Yasmin Duale talk Scottie Barnes battling through adversity, Gary Trent Jr. doing his best J.R. Smith impression & Precious Achiuwa's ceiling (we're going to fix the audio

    Raps win, Watanabe's impact, Trent Jr.'s scoring & Achiuwa's versatility

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 52:52

    Amit Mann is joined by Imman Adan of Dishes & Dimes to discuss the Raptors finding their defence vs. the Grizzlies and the below:Yuta Watanabe's impactWhere Gary Trent Jr. ranks among shooting guardsPrecious Achiuwa's importance to TorontoFred VanVleet's improvement on offence See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The bright side of Toronto's slow start

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 42:07

    Despite supporting a below .500 record through the early stages of the season, Amit Mann discusses all the positives around the Toronto Raptors. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What needs to change with the Raptors' struggling defence

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 46:38

    Amit Mann is joined by Oren Weisfeld of the Raptors Republic to discuss Toronto's struggles on the defensive end. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Panic level, Pascal Siakam & building the perfect Raptors team | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 31:51

    Topics discussed on this episode:-Worry level after losing of 5 of past 6-Pascal Siakam-DeMar DeRozan's MVP calibre play-Building the greatest Raptors' starting lineup See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Six things to watch during Raptors' six-game road trip

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 46:55

    Amit Mann and Katie Heindl discuss what they would like to see from the Raptors during their six-game road trip...other than wins (recorded on November 15)Topics:-Norm Powell memories-Barnes acclimating to Siakam-Siakam's step forward in loss to Pistons-Finding consistency on both ends-Matchup vs. Warriors-Handling big centers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Danny Green/Dwane Casey Memories, Precious Achiuwa & Bringing back former Raptors | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 28:08

    Topics discussed on this episode:Which former active player would you bring back for this year's team?Danny Green/Dwane Casey memoriesPrecious Achiuwa's season thus farRaptors trivia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Questions that need answers surrounding Pascal Siakam's return

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 47:42

    Amit Mann is joined by Louis Zatzman of Raptors Republic to discuss the below subjects:-Getting shots for OG, Scottie & Pascal-Where the above three are most effective-Carving out space for OG to cook-Who should start-What Khem Birch's role will be going forward-What Toronto's motivation is for this season See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The 10 Best Vibes Players in Raptors History

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 42:10

    Amit Mann is joined by Katie Heindl to look at ten players in franchise history that have smiled, laughed and brought a significant amount of positivity through it all. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What we've learned about the Raptors so far

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 35:30

    Amit Mann is joined by Sean Woodley of the 'Locked on Raptors' podcast to discuss the following topics:- Scottie Barnes' offensive game- OG Anunoby's big bag of tricks- Khem Birch not caring about scoring- Gary Trent Jr.'s defense and catch-and-shoot improvement- Fred VanVleet showing off his mid-range game See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Shining in New York, City Jerseys & Halloween Costumes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 29:03

    The Group Chat gets together to discuss the Raptors' statement win in New York, the new City jerseys, Evan Mobley's great start ahead of the Cavs game on Friday and who had the best costume at the team Halloween party...it was definitely Bobby Webster. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Praising Fred VanVleet, Dalano Banton & Raptors Matchmaker

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 37:33

    Amit Mann and Yasmin Duale discuss how Fred VanVleet has adjusted to his new role, Dalano Banton's recent success, why Goran Dragic and Malachi Flynn might not fit with the Raptors and if the ceiling of this year's team has changed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Good, Bad and Ugly of the Raptors' first week

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 27:46

    It's been an eventful week for the Toronto Raptors on and off the court. The Group Chat discusses the dispute between Ed Rogers & Masai Ujiri, the Raptors' defense being as good as advertised, issues putting the ball in the hoop and a recently released commercial with Scottie Barnes and Gary Trent Jr. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Growth of Scottie Barnes with Sam Vecenie

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 69:13

    Amit Mann is joined by Sam Vecenie of the Athletic to discuss the below subjects about Scottie Barnes:Improved jumperWhy the Raptors were the best fit for himWhy he's a better NBA player than college playerWhether or not he should start once Pascal Siakam returnsWhy he wasn't put in the same draft tier as Cunningham, Green, Mobley & Suggs See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Reasons For Optimism & The Next 3 Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 42:23

    Amit Mann & Asad Alvi discuss the many positives to take from a lousy opening night for the Raptors (also touch on a few of the icky parts) and preview Toronto's upcoming games vs. the Celtics, Mavericks & Bulls (@32:28). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Expectations, Barnes & Playoff Potential | Raptors Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 25:39

    Ben Carlos is joined by Yasmin, Imman and Katie to discuss the below topics on Raptors Group ChatIf preseason changed confidence level in RaptorsWhat is a successful season for Scotties BarnesHow the Raptors can make the playoffsWill Khem Birch or Precious Achuiwa start more games at centerRapid Fire subjects including Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How the Raptors stack up against East contenders

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 36:44

    Amit Mann is joined by Esfandiar Baraheni of the theScore to discuss how the Raptors compare to some of the best teams in the East. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bold predictions for the 2021-22 Raptors season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 35:43

    Amit Mann and Arais Farah discuss the Raptors' upcoming campaign and offer some predictions for a few players this season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Trent Jr. or Dragic at Shooting Guard & Missing a 7-Footer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 35:45

    Amit Mann and Yasmin Duale discuss the pros and cons of starting Gary Trent Jr. and Goran Dragic at shooting guard and if the Raptors' roster needs a 7-footer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Anunoby, Mykhailiuk continue to surprise despite loss to 76ers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 42:21

    Amit Mann and Katie Heindl discuss what they've seen from the below players and offer their thoughts on Kyle Lowry's newfound respect in U.S. media.-OG Anunoby-Svi Mykhailiuk-Justin Champagnie-Malachi Flynn-Gary Trent Jr.-Scottie Barnes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Barnes, Watanabe & Banton star in preseason win vs. 76ers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 31:13

    Amit Mann and Asad Alvi analyze moments that stood out from the below players in Toronto's 123-107 preseason win vs. the 76ers:Scottie BarnesYuta WatanabeDalano BantonPrecious AchuiwaOG AnunobySvi Mykhailiuk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Raptors Player Previews: Anunoby, Siakam, Birch, Boucher, Achiuwa & Watanabe

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 47:50

    Yahoo Sports Canada's Amit Mann and Yasmin Duale of the Dishes & Dimes podcast try to project what's to come for these players this season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Raptors Player Previews: VanVleet, Dragic, Barnes, Flynn, Trent Jr. & Mykhailiuk

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 47:42

    Yahoo Sports Canada's Amit Mann and Imman Adan of the Dishes & Dimes podcast try to project what's to come for these players this season:- Fred VanVleet- Goran Dragic- Scottie Barnes- Malachi Flynn- Svi Mykhailiuk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The next generation at Summer League, and the podcast finale w/ friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 126:09

    Host William Lou is joined by a cast of favorites on the final episode of Raptors Over Everything for Yahoo Sports Canada.Guests: Blake Murphy, Alex Wong, Vivek Jacob, Asad Alvi, Josh Hart.Topics:Summer League takeawaysTransitioning to a new Raptors eraLooking ahead to next seasonBehind the scenes stories See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Reaction: Scottie Barnes takes over as Raptors take comeback win vs. Hornets

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 31:12

    Host William Lou recaps the Toronto Raptors' 80-79 win over the Charlotte Hornets in Summer League.- Three stars: Scottie Barnes, Precious Achiuwa, Malachi Flynn- Gerald Henderson award: LiAngelo Ball See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Live show: First impressions and general Summer League takeawayss

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 60:58

    Hosts William Lou and Joshua Hart take phone calls from Raptors fans. Apologies in advance for the technical difficulties. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Reaction: Malachi Flynn impresses, Ish Wainright shows why he belongs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 34:12

    Host William Lou recaps the Toronto Raptors' 92-76 win over the Houston Rockets in Las Vegas Summer League play.- Three stars: Ish Wainright, Malachi Flynn, Precious Achiuwa- Gerald Henderson award: Marcus Foster See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Reaction: Scottie Barnes made one nice turnaround jumper in an otherwise sloppy game

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 30:11

    Host William Lou recaps the Toronto Raptors' 90-84 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Summer League play.- Three stars: Scottie Barnes, Precious Achiuwa, Dalano Banton- Gerald Henderson award: Justinian Jessup See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Kyle Lowry leaves for Miami, Gary Trent Jr. re-signs, and other free agency reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 78:58

    Host William Lou is joined by Sahal Abdi and Asad Alvi to react to the first day of free agency.Topics:Gary Trent Jr. re-signs on three-year dealKyle Lowry leaves for the Miami HeatWhat can the Raptors expect in return for Lowry?How will next year's team operate? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Getting in-depth on Scottie Barnes and Masai Ujiri's NBA origin story w/ David Thorpe

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 46:17

    Host William Lou speaks with David Thorpe of Truehoop about Scottie Barnes and Masai Ujiri.Topics:Who is Scottie Barnes as a person?Barnes' role at Florida StateWhat strengths and weaknesses are in his gameHow the Raptors should approach his development?Thorpe's role in getting Masai Ujiri started as an NBA exec See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tokyo 2020 reaction: Canada on the brink of elimination after being outclassed by Spain

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 36:02

    Host William Lou recaps Canada's 76-66 loss to Spain in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.- Three stars: Laeticia Amihere, Bridget Carleton, Shaina Pellington- Gerald Henderson award: Astou Ndour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Reaction: Raptors select Scottie Barnes 4th overall, add Banton and Johnson in second round

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 37:48

    Host William Lou recaps the 2021 NBA Draft and gives his first impressions of Scottie Barnes, Dalano Banton, and David Johnson. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tokyo 2020 reaction: Canada crushes South Korea on the glass for much-needed win

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 25:54

    Host William Lou recaps Canada's 74-53 win over South Korea at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Women's Basketball.- Three stars: Bridget Carleton, Natalie Achonwa, Kayla Alexander- Gerald Henderson award: Park Ji Su See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Debating Jalen Suggs vs. Scottie Barnes and what is in the Raptors' "full Toronto experience room"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 56:35

    Host William Lou speaks with Blake Murphy of The Athletic ahead of the 2021 NBA Draft.Topics:Bobby Webster gives small update on Masai UjiriDebating Jalen Suggs vs. Scottie Barnes at the fourth pickWhy trading down makes sense if Raptors love BarnesRaptors' new coaching hiresFilling out the "full Toronto experience room" that the Raptors are using to help prospects tour from Tampa See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Is there a fair Ben Simmons trade, New Orleans making a play for Kyle Lowry, and is Jarrett Allen a good fit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 72:55

    Host William Lou is joined by Kate Bagshaw (@KateBDoll) to discuss trade rumors and the draft.Topics:Is there a fair trade between the Raptors and 76ers involving Ben Simmons?Reacting to New Orleans clearing cap room for Kyle LowryDoes it make sense to make a big offer to Jarrett Allen?Raptors draft speculation See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tokyo 2020 reaction: Poor execution costs Canada in opening game vs. Serbia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 20:24

    Host William Lou recaps Canada's 72-68 loss to Serbia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.- Three stars: Kia Nurse, Nirra Fields, Shay Colley- Gerald Henderson award: Yvonne Anderson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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