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    Major Comeback against the Celtics - Raptors Reaction Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 18:58


    Samson Folk details the Raptors win over the Celtics. Reggie Evans Award: Khem Birch QR Comment: Mdougy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Previewing Fred VanVleet's Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 28:13


    Samson Folk brings on Curly to preview Fred VanVleet's season. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds to 1 minute. 00:00 - Welcome 1:30 - Can Fred become the Raptors best player again? 7:05 - Fred's return to form on defense 9:45 - What does the perfect year for Fred look like? 15:15 - Freddy's extension situation 19:55 - What improvements are we looking for from Fred? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Mid-Game is Ours - Confederacy of Dunks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 54:28


    Off-Season Funhouse: Episode 263 The preseason is underway, so we'll rap up our final off-season episode and start season 10 up next week! RAPTORS: The preseason has begun. We talk about any relevant takeaways from game one. Assuming Juancho slots into the 13th roster spot, who is gonna fill out the 14th and 15th spot? NBA: Steve Ballmer gave a hilarious speech in Seattle the other night. What other city that doesn't have a team deserves the same kind of mad billionaire speech? The era of parity is amongst us. Three straight finals with six different teams. If this keeps up, which two new teams are headed to the finals this year? With Alexey Ots and Alison Hope! Creative Commons licensing credits for each episode can be found here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Spurs & Raptors Preview - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 32:41


    Host Samson Folk brings on Bruno Passos to discuss the Raptors & the Spurs. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 00:00 - Welcome 1:02 - A retrospective on Kawhi 3:55 - Why would a person watch the Spurs this season? 6:35 - Tracking Vassell's Development 9:20 - Bruno's thoughts on the Raptors 12:44 - Who on the Raptors pops? 14:55 - What kind of team are the Spurs building? 19:20 - Is there room for a Poeltl to the Raptors trade? 23:10 - The Spurs hierarchy, what does it look like? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Raptors rout the Jazz in return to action - Rap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 50:07


    Oren and Zarar talk about the Raptors preseason opener against the Utah Jazz. They touch on how the starting five looked, Fred VanVleet being off ball more, and who stood out on the bench. Also... how much can you really take away from the preseason? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Raptors are back - Raptors Reaction Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 18:20


    Host Samson Folk details the Raptors preseason win over the Utah Jazz. Reggie Evans Award: Chris Boucher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Raptors Training Camp Reaction Show (Day 3) - Rap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 26:48


    Oren and Adon discuss their reactions from Raptors training camp live in Victoria including what they saw in the gym, Pascal Siakam's work ethic, and what Rico Hines brings to the team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Raptors Training Camp Reaction Show (Day 2) - Rap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 47:50


    Oren Weisfeld and Adon Moss are live in Victoria, B.C. to discuss their takeaways from Day 2 at Raptors training camp. They discuss Nick Nurse's comments about the starting lineup, who they would start, how to build around Pascal Siakam, Malachi Flynn, Gary Trent Jr., and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Raptors & Rockets - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 32:05


    Host Samson Folk brings on Alykhan Bijani to discuss the Raptors & Rockets. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 00:00 - Welcome 2:05 - Alykhan wants some Offensive innovation 3:44 - Alykhan loves the defense 6:21 - Jalen Green Rocks 8:30 - Scottie is a versatility machine 13:20 - What identity is Houston building? 16:35 - Has Kevin Porter Jr. turned the corner? 20:05 - Precious Achiuwa & Alperen Sengun 24:54 - What should these teams steal from eachother? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Raptors Media Daze w/ Samson & Es | Runnin' Off The Screen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 96:11


    Available on YouTube as well, The man they call Mac is joined by Samson Folk & Esfandiar Baraheni. They discuss the Toronto Raptors' media day, draw up game-winning plays, and more! 00:00:00 Intro 00:01:54 Raptors Media Day Takeaways 00:19:53 Final Roster Predictions 00:26:53 Game Scenario Segment 00:37:05 Would You Rather? Fred Vanvleet or ... 00:37:47 Darius Garland 00:39:10 Jamal Murray 00:41:31 Jrue Holiday 00:42:20 Tyrese Haliburton 00:42:57 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Gary Trent Jr. or ... 00:43:50 Marcus Smart 00:44:48 Tyler Herro 00:47:32 Herb Jones 00:49:00 Caris Levert 00:50:38 Norman Powell O.G. Anunoby or ... 00:55:19 Lu Dort 00:55:47 Jaylen Brown 00:58:21 Mikal Bridges 01:00:34 RJ Barrett 01:02:36 Is O.G. Better Than Scottie? 01:10:00 Michael Porter Jr. Scottie Barnes or ... 01:10:52 Evan Mobley 01:15:16 Franz Wagner 01:18:06 Ben Simmons 01:20:32 Draymond Green 01:23:55 Demar Derozan Pascal Siakam or ... 01:26:05 Zion Williamson 01:26:16 Karl-Anthony Towns 01:27:09 Jimmy Butler 01:29:52 Prime Chris Bosh 01:33:55 Final Thoughts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Barnes at the 1 Would Be Fun - Confederacy of Dunks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 57:28


    Off-Season Basketball Funhouse: Episode 262 RAPTORS: To sum up Media Day, it seems like Scottie wants to play point guard, Pascal is content, Fred needs his minutes managed and the Raptors might not be quite there yet to compete for another championship. What is the single biggest takeaway from Media Day? If you could ask the Raptors organization something and they had to give a truthful response, what would you ask? NBA: The league is taking away Lowry and DeRozan's famous transition take foul. Is this going to lead to a slower game with more video review? The Eastern Conference is stacked down the middle. Which teams are gonna be fighting for the playoffs in the 7-10 play-in spots? With Graham Kay and Ryan Henry! Creative Commons licensing credits for each episode can be found here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Raptors Training Camp Reaction Show (Day 1) - Rap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 42:04


    Oren Weisfeld and Adon Moss are live in Victoria, B.C. to discuss their takeaways from Day 1 at Raptors training camp. They discuss the importance of FIBA experience, Fred VanVleet playing off-ball, team depth, veteran additions, and the all-important vibes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Raptors & Clippers Preview - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 41:06


    Samson Folk is joined by Sabreena Merchant to discuss the Raptors & Clippers. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 00:00 - Welcome 1:20 - Sabreena's thoughts on the Raptors 6:45 - Is it the Clippers year? 10:45 - The Star duo of Paul George & Kawhi Leonard 16:20 - Can the Clippers maintain their gritty playstyle with the stars in tow? 22:50 - What can the Clippers and Raptors take from eachother? 29:20 - Fred VanVleet 34:45 - Parting shots Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Slighted and Activated - Confederacy of Dunks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 59:44


    Off-Season Basketball Funhouse: Episode 261 RAPTORS: Five Raptors made the CBS Top 100 players. Whose position is the most bothersome? (Siakam: 24th, Fred: 38th, Scottie: 48th, OG: 59th, Gary: 75th.) Juancho lit up the Euro Finals. Are we sleeping on him as a rotation guy? Who are the first five off of the Raptors bench? NBA: Dolly Parton has Dollywood. Which NBA player deserves their own theme park? Players have up and down years. What player will be on a comeback mission? What player will come back down to earth? With Ben Davies and Jay Rosales! Creative Commons licensing credits for each episode can be found here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Cavs & Raptors Preview - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 83:06


    Samson Folk brings on Bowser2Bowser to discuss the Cavs & the Raptors. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 00:00 - Welcome 1:25 - Bows' big ideas on the Raptors 2:15 - Does vision 6'9" include a big, mobile center? 8:45 - Questioning Criticism's of Nick Nurse's Offense (This is debated later on) 16:10 - Why the Cavs would struggle with the Raptors in a matchup 19:48 - Peel switching to keep up with the Cavs offense 27:05 - Dealing with Cleveland's massive frontcourt 32:55 - Bows doesn't want Mobley guarding Siakam for long 34:53 - Are the Cavs on track for regular season and postseason success? 40:00 - Our tier lists of the East 43:15 - What are the offensive similarities between these two teams? 45:55 - The Nick Nurse offense debate 53:45 - Scottie Barnes' jumpshot 55:35 - Evan Mobley & Scottie Barnes 1:10:37 - We hate Siakam at Center + Precious positivity You can find Bows' twitter here: https://twitter.com/bowser2bowser And the Basketball Action Dictionary here: https://thebasketballactiondictionary.medium.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Drafting Our Top NBA COY Award Candidates - Rap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 33:32


    Oren, Adon and Sahal draft their top NBA Coach of the Year (COY) Award Candidates. From favourite Ime Udoka to dark horse Steve Nash to Raptors coach Nick Nurse, the guys run through it all in a draft format to help preview the 2022-23 NBA Season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Suns & Raptors Preview - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 35:08


    Samson Folk brings on Aaron Edwards to discuss the Suns & Raptors. You can follow Aaron here: https://twitter.com/ayroned Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds to 1 minute from implemented ads. 00:00 - Welcome 0:48 - The Sarver/Suns drama 7:18 - Aaron's big thoughts on the Raptors 15:00 - Who is the most likely to step up for the Suns next season? 18:32 - Jae Crowder's inscrutable jumpshot 22:23 - What should the Raptors and Suns steal from each other? 26:28 - Will the Raptors receive any awards? 30:50 - Aaron needs bucket getters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Raptors & Nets Preview - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 35:19


    Samson Folk discusses the Nets & the Raptors with Matt Brooks. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 1:11 - What the hell is going on in Brooklyn? 4:45 - Are the Nets contenders? 7:05 - Who did Matt want for KD from the Raptors? 9:40 - Matt's thoughts on the Raptors 13:41 - Celebrating Scottie Barnes 16:03 - The Ben Simmons of it all 22:16 - What can the Raptors and Nets steal from eachother? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Power and Accountability - Confederacy of Dunks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 71:40


    Off-season Funhouse: Episode 260 RAPTORS: Training camp is in 12 days. What questions are looming over the team as they head to camp? Every training camp, fans always learn about something different the group does to bond before the season. If you were put in charge of a Raptors bonding experience, what would it be? NBA: Robert Sarver has been suspended one year from the Suns and the Mercury. What's your take on this and what can these leagues do about out-of-control individuals? It seems like the power has finally shifted from the west to the east as we have about four teams openly tanking out west. What Western Conference team benefits the most from this changing dynamic? With Imman Adan and Derick Deonarain! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Raptors & Kings Preview - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 54:41


    Samson Folk brings on Brendon Nunes to discuss the Raptors & Kings. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 00:00 - Welcome 2:25 - Brendon is jealous of the Raptors wings 3:43 - OG Anunoby's upside 7:35 - The Fox & Sabonis pairing 15:55 - Davion Mitchell + Keegan Murray 17:28 - The Wings on the Kings Roster 26:35 - All things Wings on the Raptors 36:44 - Richaun Holmes upcoming szn 41:29 - The upside of Davion Mitchell 46:43 - A Richaun trade Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Pelicans & Raptors Preview - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 42:50


    Samson Folk brings on Shamit Dua to discuss the Pelicans & the Raptors upcoming seasons. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 00:00 - Welcome 0:43 - Shamit's flashbulb thoughts on the Raptors 2:41 - The future facing aspect of the Raptors defense 5:35 - The Pelicans status as contenders 9:20 - Where might this Pelicans defense end up? 13:30 - How Zion inverts our idea of gravity 20:05 - Brandon Ingram & Pascal Siakam 29:00 - Starting & Closing Lineups for the Pels 34:05 - Who interests Shamit on the Raptors? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Drafting Our Top NBA DPOY Award Candidates - Rap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 33:32


    Oren, Adon and Sahal draft their top NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award candidates. From favourites Rudy Gobert and Draymond Green to dark horses like Raptor OG Anunoby, they run through a lot of potential candidates to help preview the 2022-23 NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Raptors & Hornets Preview - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 63:19


    Samson Folk brings on Brian Geisinger to discuss the Raptors & the Hornets. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 00:00 - Welcome 0:55 - 3 words to describe the Raptors 4:00 - The Raptors versatility on defense 13:41 - What types of players might Scottie & LaMelo become? 32:46 - Building around LaMelo 36:37 - What happens with Gordon Hayward? 45:40 - Is Pascal a destroyer of worlds in Charlotte? 48:09 - Who does Brian love on the Raptors? 52:05 - Everyone wants PJ Washington 53:05 - Who should we pay attention to in Charlotte? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Wolves & Raptors Preview - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 49:42


    Samson Folk brings on Joe Hulbert to preview the Raptors and the Wolves. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds to 1 minute. 00:00 - Welcome 1:00 - The Raptors are very popular in the UK 4:03 - Joe's countrymen, OG Anunoby 5:40 - The growth of basketball in the UK 9:18 - What can Basketball and Football take from eachother? 10:00 - Should the Wolves be considered contenders? 14:45 - The Wolves limitations 18:00 - What overlap exists between the two teams? 23:03 - Interesting Wolves set actions 27:20 - The Wolves hierarchy of decision making 31:45 - Passing vs. Playmaking 32:29 - The Wolves second unit 36:35 - Rolling is so important 41:30 - Chin, Ram, and Spain 45:40 - Drop defense and Parting shots Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Thunder & Raptors Preview - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 48:37


    Samson Folk talks to Yosef of Thunder Film Room about the Raptors and the Thunder. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 00:00 - Welcome 1:38 - Shai the future MVP 10:05 - Yosef's thoughts on the Raptors 12:35 - What does Scottie look like in the future? 14:34 - The Shai-Giddey dynamic 20:26 - Yosef, in defense of the Thunder's team-building 28:23 - Who is disaffected on the Thunder by the stockpile of talent? 33:45 - The Thunder playstyle and culture 43:18 - Parting shots (Watch the Thunder) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Heat & Raptors Preview w/ Nekias Duncan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 49:55


    Samson Folk discusses the Raptors & the Heat with Nekias Duncan. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds to 1 minute. 00:00 - Welcome 1:40 - An all-time basketball game was played 3:40 - The Heat chasing contender status 9:40 - The best way forward for the BAM hub 13:34 - The Tyler Herro of it all 17:05 - Nekias' big thoughts on the Raptors 21:24 - A Pascal-Jimmy comp 24:15 - The similarities between the Miami and Toronto defenses 30:28 - Picking a Raptors breakout candidate 37:30 - Picking a starting lineup in Toronto 45:42 - Parting shots on the Heat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Drafting Our NBA Most Improved Player Award Candidates - Rap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 40:40


    Oren, Adon and Sahal draft their top NBA Most Improved Player Award candidates. From favourite Anthony Edwards to dark horses like Jamal Murray and Ben Simmons to Raptors like Precious Achiuwa, they run through a lot of potential candidates to help preview the 2022-23 NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Raptors & Warriors Preview w/ Joe Viray - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 45:13


    Samson Folk brings on Joe Viray to discuss the Raptors & Warriors. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 00:00 - Welcome 2:15 - The Raptors are interesting and dangerous 9:06 - Catching up with the defending Champs 9:44 - How can Kerr weaponize Kuminga? 14:25 - The similarities between the Warriors & Raptors on offense 24:55 - How long does the Warriors dynasty last? 37:48 - Box and One comes Full Circle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Drafting Our NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award Candidates - Rap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 40:03


    Oren, Adon and Sahal draft their top NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award candidates. From favourite Jordan Poole to dark horses like Derrick White and Jaylen Nowell to Raptors like Precious Achiuwa, they run through a lot of potential candidates to help preview the 2022-23 NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Raptors & Pacers Preview w/ Caitlin Cooper - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 53:02


    Samson Folk brings on Caitlin Cooper to discuss the Raptors and Pacers. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 00:00 - Welcome 1:49 - The transition away from the Indiana Raptors 3:24 - THE question about the Raptors team-building 9:50 - How do the Raptors improve their offense? Make the post a vehicle for assists. 22:06 - All things Tyrese Haliburton 30:50 - The rest of the Pacers 35:04 - Switching is not the complex form of defense 35:50 - The Pacers are nearly Team Canada 39:12 - Oshae, everyone's fav role player 43:20 - Nembhard thoughts 45:41 - Caitlin's favorite watch on the Raptors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Svi You Later - Confederacy of Dunks Basketball Podcast - OSBF259

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 58:24


    RAPTORS: After dropping Svi and signing Jackson, it looks like the Raps are ready for camp. How would you rank our off-season out of 10? The Grizzlies mascot "Grizz" will often have an ongoing story line throughout the season with his in-game bits. What's a good ongoing, in-arena story line for the Raps? NBA: The Donovan Mitchell trade. Where will the Cavs finish in the East? Lots of funky teams out there. What current team is the most traditional team in the NBA in terms of style of play? With Adon Moss and Antony Hall! Creative Commons licensing credits for each episode can be found here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Raptors & Knicks Preview - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 47:06


    Samson Folk brings on Ariel Pacheco to discuss the Raptors & the Knicks. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 0:45 - The Knicks missing out on Donovan Mitchell 3:55 - An introduction to the young core of the Knicks 7:20 - Is there All-Star potential in the Knicks backcourt? 11:00 - Ariel loves the Raptors 12:37 - We are Precious-pilled 16:27 - Julius Randle's future 23:10 - Are the Knicks the ultimate strength creation team in the NBA? 23:55 - Grab and Stroll 24:25 - What has to break right for the Raptors to achieve contender status? 28:25 - Trying to chart a course for Scottie's development 33:28 - The Knicks frontcourt 37:00 - Democratic Rim Protection 41:20 - More switching for the a Knicks 42:15 - The pitch to watch the Knicks this season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Blazers & Raptors Preview - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 45:36


    Samson Folk talks to Eric Brandt to preview the Raptors & the Blazers. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads.  00:37 - Quick thoughts on the Donovan Mitchell trade and the opening night matchup with the Cavs. 3:35 - Eric's big thoughts on the Raptors 8:11 - Believing in the brand of basketball the Raptors play 10:15 - Eric's scouting report on Koloko 12:41 - Did Eric want OG on the Blazers? 15:52 - Some quick insights on Shaedon Sharpe 18:58 - An introduction to this year's Blazers 23:08 - The parallels between the Raptors and the Blazers 32:37 - What are the range of outcomes for the Raptors? 35:51 - The Raptors no-guard lineups 40:32 - Eric's favorite Raptors player 43:22 - A Raptors/Blazers family Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How will the Donovan Mitchell trade impact the Raptors?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 58:01


    Oren Weisfeld and Adon Moss break down the Donovan Mitchell trade and how it impacts the Toronto Raptors and the rest of the Eastern Conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Previewing the Raptors & 76ers w/ Jackson Frank

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 42:28


    Samson Folk previews the Raptors & the 76ers with Jackson Frank. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute because of implemented ads. 1:35 - Jackson's big thoughts on the Raptors 4:50 - All about Scottie Barnes 13:13 - The 76ers as Championship Favs 21:56 - Will the Raptors and 76ers craft a great rivalry? 26:27 - What similarities exist between these two teams? 29:00 - Pascal Siakam's progression from this point on 33:18 - How can the Raptors improve schematically? What low hanging fruit can they pick? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Raptors are Good & Interesting w/ Mike Prada - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 67:08


    Samson Folk brings on Mike Prada to preview the Raptors & Wizards. Mike is an editor for The Athletic and has a book "Spaced Out" coming out on November 1st. Stay tuned for that. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 1:03 - Mike's Big takeaways on the Raptors, the basketball laboratory 3:57 - The un-disruptive defense of the Wizards 5:05 - Project 6'9" 13:10 - The dilemma of OG's role/touches 24:49 - Are the Wizards destined to disappoint? 35:05 - The Wizards want to be the Raptors 36:42 - Pascal and Fred have raised the floor, Scottie has to raise the ceiling 39:20 - Fred and Kuzma as the avatars for their teams 43:15 - The Raptors purposeful overlap, and the Wizards clumsy overlap 44:10 - Khris Middleton as something for Gary Trent Jr. to strive for 46:40 - Edwin Diaz's intro music 47:36 - Back to Gary 54:39 - Back to the Raptors logjam 56:44 - Basketball is a rhythm game Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The NBA ROY Draft; Yeah, Koloko's There - Rap Up (#1635)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 34:26


    Adon Moss, Oren Weisfeld and Sahal Abdi draft their top-5 NBA Rookie of the Year (ROY) award candidates for the 2022-23 season. From Paolo Banchero to Christian Koloko, the guys run through it all in a draft format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Preview of the Raptors & Bulls - Outside Looking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 63:53


    Samson Folk brings on Larry Golden to discuss the Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls. An opportunity to see what Bulls fans think about the Raptors, while also learning about the Bulls. A conversation like this will happen for every team. 29 episodes. Timestamps may be affected by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads on the podcast version. 1:37 - Larro's Cliffnotes on the Raptors 5:57 - Will Scottie, OG, and Pat Williams become Big Creators? 11:40 - If both teams are healthy, who is the better team? 18:21 - Expectations for Scottie's season 23:58 - What are we most excited about for the Bulls this year? 35:25 - What are we most excited about for the Raptors? 52:00 - Today's NBA needs you to be well rounded 56:11 - Parting shots for the Bulls Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Drafting Our Top NBA MVP Candidates - Rap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 56:40


    Hi listener, we've got a pretty amazing September podcast lineup for you to enjoy. Like this episode they'll be on YouTube as well. So please help us spread the word and subscribe. Adon Moss, Oren Weisfeld and Sahal Abdi draft their top-5 NBA MVP Award candidates for the 2022-23 season. From favourites to dark horses, youth to veterans, the guys run through it all in a draft format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Over/Under Win Totals for Every Western Team - Rap Up (#1632)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 78:15


    Oren Weisfeld and Adon Moss predict the over/under win totals for all 15 Western Conference teams. They discuss the additions and subtractions each team has made, where Vegas has their over/under pegged, and whether they think each team will finish over or under Vegas' projected win total and why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Over/Under Win Totals for Every Eastern Team - Rap Up (#1631)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 84:50


    Don't let the title mislead you - this is not a gambling or sports betting podcast. We don't do that. Oren Weisfeld and Adon Moss predict the over/under win totals for all 15 Eastern Conference teams, including the Toronto Raptors. They discuss the additions and subtractions each team has made, where Vegas has their over/under pegged, and whether they think each team will finish over or under Vegas' projected win total and why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Must-Buy Tix, Big Stretches and Big Games - Raptors Schedule Breakdown - Rap Up (#1630)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 54:04


    Oren Weisfeld and Adon Moss break down the schedule like it's 1969 (video on YouTube). Other than discussing why institutional NBA is failing itself and viewership, topics include: - General reactions - Barnes vs. Mobley - Big games and stretches - Must-buy tickets - National TV schedule Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Rather Play on Boxing Day - Confederacy of Dunks Basketball Podcast - OSBF258 (#1630)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 47:49


    RAPTORS: Looks like it's going to be the Cavs on opening day, AKA Barnes vs Mobley. It's not quite a rivalry yet but it could be. Do any Raptors have rivalries across the league? Last year, Devin Booker got mad at the Raptor and a speaker lit on fire. What's something that will happen next season that no one could ever predict? NBA: What do you think of the NBA Christmas schedule? Are Raptors fans officially over being slighted? Carmelo is doing a four-part documentary on his career. Who is another player or a team that deserves a doc, and what period would it cover? With Adon Moss and Georgea Brooks! Creative Commons licensing credits for each episode can be found here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    #1629 - Are the Raptors positioned for contention? - Rap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 67:32


    Adon Moss and Oren Weisfeld cover a host of topics related to the Raptors off-season and upcoming training camp, and discuss whether the Raptors are closer to a return to serious contention. You can also watch this podcast on YouTube: 00:00 - Intro 1:28 - Kevin Durant 14:35 - Donovan Mitchell 24:25 - Favorite Summer League Performances 32:45 - Favorite pick-up conversation 42:55 - Who are our point guards? 52:45 - Who survives training camp? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    #1628 - Respect the Gym - Confederacy of Dunks Basketball Podcast - OSBF257

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 56:05


    RAPTORS: It's Rico season. These highlights are getting us through the slow season. What highlight or type of highlight excites you the most? Freddie is back doing warm up at Family Feud and it got him thinking: Who would be the five Raptors you'd want to see play and which two would do "Fast Money"? NBA: Andrew Wiggins brought the Larry OB to Vaughan. If you brought the championship trophy to your hometown, what would you do? The Durant saga continues. Now it's Durant VS Tsai. If you were a mediator in this tough situation, what would you do? With Jordan Foisy and Katie Heindl! Creative Commons licensing credits for each episode can be found here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    #1627 - Pop the Cork - Confederacy of Dunks Basketball Podcast - OSBF256

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 66:27


    RAPTORS: Armoni Brooks has been waived. It seems like there are three roster spots up for grabs between Juancho, Svi, Champagnie, Banton and Wilson. Which of these guys are gonna snag those three spots? Numbers, numbers, numbers. There are only so many touches. Which of the starters will average more points next season than last season, and which will average less? NBA: Our guest, Alan, wants to be Byron Scott in Winning Time. We all go through our basketball lookalikes and discuss who we'd like to play in a movie or TV show. Bill Russell, the father of NBA defence, winning legend and an incredible activist, passed away at 88. Is there a current player in the NBA that reminds you of Bill's body of work? Special guests on the pod: Alan Shane Lewis and Ned Petrie! Creative Commons licensing credits for each episode can be found here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    #1626 - Otto Porter Breakdown, Scottie's Development + More - Samson's Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 75:36


    Samson Folk answers questions from listeners/viewers. Timestamps could be changed by 30 seconds or 1 minute depending on implemented ads. 0:29 - how will OPJ fit/be used on the Raptors? 6:23 - how does Malachi Flynn factor into next season? 10:34 - Where does Precious Achiuwa need to improve his game? 18:08 - My favorite archetypes to watch? 20:50 - The Raptors lack or pick n' roll 24:39 - Scottie's development as a scorer and passer  31:01 - Nick Nurse overplaying guys 32:25 - My Fav NBA writers + what book will the Raptors szn be like 38:43 - What will the backup PG situation be? 40:08 - Will I ever be on the Raptors staff? (No) 44:15 - What stylistic changes would you like to see from the Raptors next year? 44:56 - If the Raptors were a band, who would play what? 46:35 - Why did the Raptors cut Armoni Brooks? 48:05 - The path to improvement for GTJ? 52:15 - Next year's starting 5? 54:53 - Who plays more games next year: OG or Fred? 56:15 - Which Raptor benefited most from the hellacious minutes? 57:30 - GTJ extension talk 59:58 - Would a good PU3 make Pascal a top tier number 1 option? 1:03:45 - Who are the next Phoenix Suns? 1:04:29 - The Breakdown on Juancho Hernangomez 1:06:35 - Will the Raptors be a top 5 defense?? 1:09:14 - Who makes the playoffs first: Magic, OKC or Detroit? 1:11:12 - NBA Players as LOTR Characters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    #1625 - The Fascinating Development of Scottie Barnes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 43:45


    Samson Folk brings on Ben Pfeifer to discuss his video on Scottie Barnes' role versatility and unique development. Watch Ben's video here: https://youtu.be/HpRVvClq26o Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    #1624 - Tiers of Joy - Confederacy of Dunks Basketball Podcast - OSBF255

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 55:06


    Freddie is battling through a bout of Covid, but he managed to fight through and talk some Raps! RAPTORS: Assuming nothing changes, what tier do the Raptors fall in within the Eastern Conference? Who should start, Gary or Precious? NBA: The Pistons are bringing back the teal. What's a fun Jersey re-design or throwback you'd like to see? It looks like the Celtics may have pissed Jaylen Brown off. What franchise has the best reputation among players and agents? With Louis Zatzman and Matt McCready! Creative Commons licensing credits for each episode can be found here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    #1623 - Tall Trade Ammo - Confederacy of Dunks Basketball Podcast - OSBF254

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 71:05


    Raptors: The Kevin Durant trade talk carries on and so do Raptor debates of all kinds. Based on the fan noise, which current Raptor is overvalued, properly valued and undervalued? Summer League has come and gone. What is the biggest Raptors takeaway? NBA: Spencer Dinwiddie plans to make a real Iron Man suit post playing career. Who else in the NBA might have weird post-career plans and what are they? What team has won the off-season so far? With Chris Walder, Derick Deonarain and Sheldon Alexander! Creative Commons licensing credits for each episode can be found here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    #1622 - Navigating the Gong Show - Confederacy of Dunks Basketball Podcast - OSBF253

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 61:31


    Is the media giving the team the respect it deserves now or are they still being viewed as a place for banishment? RAPTORS: Because of the KD talk, the Raptors have been in the news a ton. What's the major takeaway from how the Raptors are discussed? What's the most interesting summer league storyline for the Raptors? NBA: The NBA is looking to eliminate the "take foul" with a new penalty that will be a free throw and the ball. What rule should be added, changed or removed? Who will be the breakout regular season team AKA the Memphis Grizzlies of last year? With Elisa Nobrega! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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