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Will Lou and Alex Wong talk all things Raptors live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 2pm-3pm ET.

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    Kevin Durant for Scottie Barnes? Raptors Sign Otto Porter! Chris and Thad are Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 63:21

    Will Lou is joined by Alex Wong to discuss hypothetical trade scenarios to bring Kevin Durant to Toronto and whether they would include Scottie Barnes in any potential deal. Later, the two react to Toronto acquiring Otto Porter and the re-signing of Chris Boucher and Thad Young. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Previewing Free Agency with Michael Grange

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 49:57

    Will Lou is joined by Sportsnet's Michael Grange to preview the official start of free agency tonight (01:04). The two discuss: Toronto's confidence level in re-signing Chris Boucher and Thad Young, if OG Anunoby or Gary Trent Jr. are on the trading block this summer, if Toronto might land one of Deandre Ayton, Rudy Gobert, or Jakob Poeltl, and if Donte DiVincenzo and Thomas Bryant might make sense as mid-level exception targets. Later, Will explains why the Raptors franchise is in a great spot as they look to re-tool the roster this summer (39:56). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    A Potential Extension for Fred VanVleet? Deandre Ayton's Fit in Toronto

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 49:58

    Will Lou is joined by Vivek Jacob of Raptors.com to discuss what a potential extension for Fred VanVleet might look like and the pros and cons of signing him to a long-term contract (01:48). Later on, the two discuss reported trade packages for OG Anunoby, before figuring out whether Deandre Ayton would be a good fit with the Raptors (32:35).   Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Raptors Free Agency Primer with Blake Murphy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 49:46

    Will Lou is joined in-studio by Sportsnet's Blake Murphy to discuss the biggest questions surrounding the Raptors in the upcoming free agency period and the market for Chris Boucher and Thad Young (00:21). Later, Will and Blake go through potential mid-level exception targets for the team to pursue (34:04). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    How Close Are the Raptors to Contending Next Season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 50:02

    Will Lou is joined by Savanna Hamilton, host of Raptors Today, to chat about why Christian Koloko might be the steal of the draft, Ron Harper Jr.'s potential fit with the team, and Patrick Mutombo's recent departure to Phoenix (00:22). Later, Will talks to Asad Alvi about why the Raptors might be closer to contending in the East than most people think (30:17). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Draft Recap with Oren Weisfeld and Adam Spinella

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 50:00

    Will Lou is back and is joined by Oren Weisfeld to share his impressions on Toronto's draft pick Christian Koloko, how he fits on the roster, the flexibility he brings to the team's defensive matchups, why an OG Anunoby trade with the Portland Trailblazers didn't make sense, and how some of the Canadian draftees fit on their respective teams (02:15). The Box and One's Adam Spinella looks at Koloko's contributions at Arizona and how he can translate his game into the NBA, if his scoring touch will be a concern and gives out the scouting report on the Raptors' undrafted pickup Ron Harper Jr. (29:18).  Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Nick Nurse Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 18:36

    Blake Murphy is joined by Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse to share his takeaways from the NBA playoffs (04:24), what he's learned from the post-season (05:44), his involvement with the draft (07:24), balancing the offence between his players this past season (10:54), and his excitement for an upcoming performance with Prince's former band at the Toronto Jazz Festival (00:42).   Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Interview of the Century with Nick Nurse + Draft Preview with Sam Vecenie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 49:36

    Blake Murphy is joined by Toronto Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse to share what he's learned from watching the playoffs, his involvement with the draft, balancing the offence between his players this past season, and his upcoming performance with Prince's former band at the Toronto Jazz Festival (2:45). The Athletic's Sam Vecenie reveals his top picks for the 2022 NBA draft, why he's high on Jabari Smith Jr. and Chet Holmgren, the Canadian talent in the pool, and why Ismael Kamagate may be a good fit for the Raptors with the 33rd pick (25:07).  Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Warriors Championship Recap with Jama Mahlalela

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 49:51

    Blake Murphy is joined by NBA Big Board's Rafael Barlow to discuss the changes in scouting over the years, which prospect would fit on the Raptors, and how many Canadians he sees getting drafted this year (01:15). Warriors Assistant Coach Jama Mahlalela shares where he ranks Golden State's championship win, the development of the team's core, the decision to join Steve Kerr's coaching staff, and how his head coaching stint with the 905 prepared him for this jump (23:01). Finally, Raptors Republic's Mac Cunningham looks at the different options Toronto can choose with their 33rd draft pick (35:53).   Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Raptors Draft & Offseason Targets + Canadian Prospects

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 49:32

    Blake Murphy guest hosts this week and is joined by Raptors Republic's Samson Folk to share his takeaways from the NBA playoffs following the Warriors' championship win, before identifying what's on his wish list for the Raptors' offseason, a suitable piece at the centre position, what's changed in his scouting philosophy, and who Toronto should pursue with the #33 pick (01:12). Later on, Wes Brown of the Monday Morning Scouting Report previews the Canadian perspective of the draft including where he sees Wildcats guard Ben Mathurin landing, Shaedon Sharpe's outlook, and why Caleb Houstan's stock may have dropped (31:13).   Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    NBA Finals Game 6 Recap With Vivek Jacob

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 49:41

    Alex Wong is joined in studio by Vivek Jacob of Raptors.com to recap Golden State's championship-clinching win in Boston. They discuss Jayson Tatum's shortcomings in this series, why this is the most meaningful Warriors championship of the past decade, and what the Raptors can take away from the series. Later, the two chat about Fred VanVleet's potential extension with Toronto this summer and his long-term role with the team (31:12).Watch on YouTube!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    The 2019 Raptors Championship Season Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 49:41

    Alex Wong is joined Libaan Osman of The Toronto Star to discuss his culinary interests, personal memories from the Raptors championship season, and whether Toronto could have three-peated with Kawhi Leonard (00:34). Later, the two draft their favourite moments from the 2019 Raptors championship season with James Herbert of CBS Sports (22:54). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Jeremy Lin Q&A + NBA Finals Game 5 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 49:44

    Alex Wong is joined by Sportsnet's Blake Murphy to chat about Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Jayson Tatum's fourth quarter struggles, and whether Andrew Wiggins is in the running for Finals MVP (00:29). Later, Alex sits down with Jeremy Lin to chat about his new basketball school in Toronto, how he feels about his role on the 2019 Raptors three years after the championship, and appreciating "Linsanity" 10 years later (25:54). Finally, CCYAA Co-Founder Clement Chu joins the program to provide more details about their upcoming celebrity classic taking place in July (38:01). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    NBA Finals Game 4 Recap with Savanna Hamilton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 49:49

    Alex Wong is joined in-studio by Savanna Hamilton to recap Steph Curry's iconic performance in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Boston, Steve Kerr's decision to bench Draymond Green in the fourth quarter, Jayson Tatum's struggles in the series so far, how the Steph-KD Warriors are viewed, and which player they would pick to start a franchise with (08:13). Later, the two draft their starting lineup for a potential Toronto media basketball game and chat about the recent trade rumours surrounding OG Anunoby (36:19). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Bizarro Raptors Show with Ennis Esmer and Tom Henry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 49:24

    Alex Wong is joined by actor Ennis Esmer and comedian Tom Henry to chat about whether the Raptors are actually Canada's team and the recent trade rumours surrounding OG Anunoby, before discussing the trend of NBA players getting into acting and comedy (02:56). Later, the trio discuss potential rule changes to the NBA and if there should be an age limit for wearing sports jerseys in real life (27:46). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    NBA Finals Game 3 Recap with Joseph Casciaro

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 49:43

    Alex Wong is joined by theScore's Joseph Casciaro to recap Game 3 of the NBA Finals and discuss whether the Warriors are running out of answers, Robert Williams' defensive impact and the controversy around Draymond's podcasting (03:54). Later, the two go around the NBA and discuss Pat Riley's comments on Kyle Lowry's conditioning, Donovan Mitchell soft-launching his trade request, and Darvin Ham's belief in Russell Westbrook (31:29). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    How Will The Raptors Approach This Year's Draft?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 50:08

    Will Lou is joined by Sportsnet's Blake Murphy to review Toronto's draft history in the Masai Ujiri era. From Bruno Caboclo to Pascal Siakam to Scottie Barnes, the two look at recent draft trends by the team, discuss the pros and cons of selecting experienced college players, how the franchise tries to weigh short-term success versus long-term development, and what skillset the Raptors have targeted in recent years (00:27). Later, the two look at some specific prospects who might be available in the second round (33:48).   Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    All-Time NBA Finals Moments Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 50:00

    Will Lou and Alex Wong discuss Golden State's bounce-back performance in Game 2, Draymond Green's antics, how the Warriors won with their defence and concern over Klay Thompson's play in the series so far (03:39). Later, James Herbert of CBS Sports joins the program help draft our favourite NBA Finals moments of all-time (28:21). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    NBA Finals Game 1 Recap with Andy Liu

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 49:54

    Will Lou and Alex Wong are joined by Andy Liu of the Light Years Pod to discuss Boston's fourth quarter comeback in Game 1, Draymond Green and Jordan Poole's role in the series, and how Warriors fans feel about Kevin Durant's three year stint in Golden State (02:16). Later, Will and Alex predict the NBA Finals storylines for the next two off days before Game 2 on Sunday (32:48). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Raptors Trade Value Rankings + NBA Finals Preview With Mo Dakhil

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 49:46

    Will Lou is joined by Vivek Jacob of Raptors.com to chat about who is actually untouchable on Toronto's roster, which player has the most trade value on the market this summer, and how Golden State and Boston built their team over the past decade (00:26). Later on, Mo Dakhil drops by to preview the NBA Finals (28:05)! Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    OG Anunoby Trade Rumours (??) A Very Early NBA Draft Preview with Blake Murphy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 49:50

    Will Lou is joined by Sportsnet's Blake Murphy to chat about today's report of OG Anunoby's dissatisfaction with his role on the Raptors, what his offensive potential could be on this team, and what might his trade value be in the open market (00:42). Later, the two take a very early look at who the Raptors might consider to draft with their second-round pick (34:56). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Will and Alex Recap a Terrible Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 49:55

    Will Lou is joined by Alex Wong to discuss how terrible things come in threes. First, Will cries about Liverpool's Champions League loss (00:53). Second, Alex recaps his poker bad beats over the weekend (03:11). Lastly, the two chat about Boston advancing to the NBA Finals, Jimmy Butler's potential series-clinching three and Kyle Lowry's Game 7 performance before diving into an early NBA Finals preview and their favorite storylines for the next two weeks (04:00). Finally, Will and Alex discuss Pascal Siakam's All-NBA selection and his career journey so far (37:34), before Blake Murphy pops by to explain the Tommy Pham-Joc Pederson situation to Will (45:34). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Fan Questions Friday With Will and Alex

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 49:43

    Will Lou and Alex Wong answer your fan questions about whether the Raptors should go for a shooting guard or centre in the offseason, who is untouchable on the roster, where they think Toronto will finish in the East standings next season, Justin Champagnie's role on the team, what the main “Raptors Show” anime filler arc will be next season, what they would try to pull off in a dunk contest, Will Lou's best fit this season, their Stanley Cup picks, and much more! Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Did the Raptors Win the Kyle Lowry Sign-And-Trade?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 50:00

    Will Lou is joined by Sportsnet's Amy Audibert to chat about the trend of blowouts in the conference finals, Ime Udoka's impact on the culture in Boston, whether the Celtics are the team to beat in the East moving forward, and the growth of the CEBL (00:22). Later, Will talks to Raptors 905 sideline reporter and host of “Raptors Today” Savanna Hamilton about Kyle Lowry's struggles in the conference finals, a Bahamas trip he organized before the playoffs, and whether the Raptors won the Lowry sign-and-trade (30:22) Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    How Can Pascal Siakam Improve on His All-NBA Season?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 50:40

    Will Lou is joined by Vivek Jacob of Raptors.com to discuss Alex's search for a Premier League team to root for, Pascal Siakam making All-NBA Third Team and if he could become the greatest Raptor of all-time (00:40). Later, theScore's Joe Wolfond checks in to discuss the importance of an All-NBA selection over making an All-Star team, the latest drama from Brooklyn where Kevin Durant has reportedly not talked to the front office since the end of the season, and what the top four in the East might look like moving forward (32:36). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    The Underwhelming Conference Finals + Canada Basketball's Path to the 2024 Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 49:36

    Will Lou is joined by The FAN Morning Show's Blake Murphy to discuss how injuries have dominated the Eastern Conference Finals, Miami's reliance on a 36-year-old Kyle Lowry, how Andrew Wiggins has found a perfect role with the Warriors, and an appreciation for Golden State's decade-long run (01:29). Later, Will and Blake discuss Canada Basketball's path towards qualifying for the 2024 Olympics and Jalen Harris signing with the CEBL's Scarborough Shooting Stars (31:00). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Will and Alex Answer Your Twitter Questions!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 49:58

    Will Lou and Alex Wong spend the full hour answering your Twitter questions! They discuss the ceiling for this Raptors core, if expectations are too high for Scottie Barnes, trading for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, their favourite malls in Toronto, Alex's Jeremy Lin box score memorabilia, what sport they would want to play if they were pro athletes, which NBA city would Will relocate to, and much more! Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    True or False Thursday!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 49:50

    Will Lou and Alex Wong discuss the early trends of the conference finals, whether Jimmy Butler is the most underrated playoff superstar, if Jalen Harris can find a role with the Raptors next season, and how far Toronto is from championship contention (00:49). Later, the two announce a new Global Ambassador for The Raptors Show and discuss why they would pick Kawhi Leonard over any other player for a best-of-seven series (31:29). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Will Toronto Ever Become An NBA Free Agency Destination?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 49:54

    Will Lou is joined by Oren Weisfeld of Raptors Republic to discuss his recent story about why it's only a matter of time before the Raptors become a free agency destination and what it might mean for the Canadian talent in the NBA (00:29). The two also discuss how Toronto might address their shooting needs this offseason and the potential return of Jalen Harris (17:17). Later, Vivek Jacob of Raptors.com calls in to break down Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and Heat (29:11). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Toronto Raptors Offseason Primer with Blake Murphy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 49:59

    Will Lou is joined by The FAN Morning Show's Blake Murphy for an in-depth offseason primer on the Raptors including Chris Boucher and Thad Young's free agency value, potential extensions for Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam, and potential mid-level exception signings (03:43). Later, Will and Blake look at Deandre Ayton and Rudy Gobert's fit with the Raptors, before previewing the pair of conference finals matchups (31:45) Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    The "Will and Alex Recap The Second Round" Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 49:52

    Will Lou and Alex Wong discuss their (mostly) successful poker night on Saturday before diving into the two Game 7s on the weekend, starting with Boston's dominant performance over Milwaukee, and the larger question of what role small guards can play on contending teams and what Fred VanVleet's ideal role is on the Raptors (00:39). In the second segment, Will and Alex sort through Phoenix's embarrassing Game 7 performance, Patrick Beverley's ESPN revenge tour, and make their conference finals picks (30:50). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    The Official Asian Heritage Month Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 49:23

    Will Lou and Alex Wong discuss the storylines from the second round of the playoffs including another early exit for the Philadelphia 76ers, the Bucks-Celtics series, and why the Warriors might be in trouble. Later, CCYAA co-founder Clement Chu joins the program to discuss his organization's involvement with the Toronto Raptors dating back to the 1995-96 season (25:58). Finally, the trio draft their favourite Raptors, athletes, and celebrities in the official Asian Heritage Month draft (32:43). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    The Many Different Paths to Contention for the Raptors

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 49:31

    Alex Wong is joined by Sportsnet's Faizal Khamisa to reflect on the three-year anniversary of Kawhi's iconic shot (06:27). The two discuss their favourite recent Toronto sports memories before diving into how playoff teams including Milwaukee, Boston, and Miami provide a model for how the Raptors can potentially return to championship contention. Later, Alex and Faizal celebrate Asian Heritage Month by discussing their immigrant childhood experiences including becoming figure skaters and finding a way from the business world to sports (35:54). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    2021-22 Player Review (Spice & Dice Edition)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 49:20

    Will Lou is joined by Vivek Jacob of Raptors.com to review Pascal Siakam's 2021-22 season including his improved play-making, his path to becoming a three-level scorer and how the Raptors' forward took another step in being a leader this season (00:43). Later, Oren Weisfeld of Raptors Republic calls in to chat about the two versions of Fred VanVleet we saw this season, before diving into his defensive impact and how he can improve at the point guard position (29:24).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Joel Embiid on Raptors Fans! Favourite Second Round Storylines!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 49:49

    Will Lou and Alex Wong start off discussing Joel Embiid's comments regarding Raptors fans and their behaviour during the first round and debate the unwritten rules of player-fan interactions (07:53); before diving into their favourite second round storylines including James Harden's bounce-back game, Giannis as the best player in the league, Chris Paul's struggles, and the discourse over flagrant fouls in the Warriors-Grizzlies series (28:13). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Twitter Questions Friday (Off-Season Edition)!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 49:57

    Will Lou and Alex Wong answer your Twitter questions including what they would like Scottie Barnes to improve on next season, Gary Trent Jr. vs Norman Powell, which player from the core group is most likely to be traded, favourite boba tea spots, dream guests, what they do when there are no Raptors games on, what they would ask Masai if they had truth serum, and a whole lot more! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    The "Will Lou Makes A Bunch Of Compliment Sandwiches" Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 50:11

    Will Lou is joined by Sportsnet's Amy Audibert a.k.a. The Global Ambassador of "The Raptors Show" to discuss the Lakers and their interest in interviewing Adrian Griffin for their head coaching vacancy (01:47). The two then dive into making compliment sandwiches for the Raptors core including Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam (07:01), before Will is joined by Vivek Jacob of Raptors.com to chat about what Chris Boucher and Precious Achiuwa can improve on this offseason and share a bit of banter about the second round of the playoffs (33:32). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    What to Expect From the Raptors Core Moving Forward?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 49:44

    Will Lou (live from Macau where he's playing poker?) and Alex Wong (celebrating Asian Heritage Month as always) link up for another hour of riveting Raptors content as they dive into player exit interviews to chat about expectations moving forward for Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam as a leader and three-level scorer (05:30). They carry on that theme in the back-half by discussing what Scottie Barnes should focus on this off-season, the one thing Will would love to see from OG Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. next season, and the amazing development story of Precious Achiuwa (33:02). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Masai Ujiri Exit Interview Recap!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 49:54

    Will Lou and Alex Wong dive into Masai Ujiri's end of season presser including his belief in the team's roster construction moving forward, where the Raptors might find flexibility in team building, and the end of the Nick Nurse to the Los Angeles Lakers rumors (03:38). Later, the two share details on their upcoming Asian Heritage Month live event, before chatting about Masai's enduring trust and belief in the core group, specifically Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam (32:51). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates

    Nick Nurse Exit Interview Recap!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 50:00

    Will Lou and Alex Wong discuss Joel Embiid's latest injury, the start of the second round, Giannis as the face of the league, and sort through their first round predictions from the NBA Playoffs (00:54). Afterwards, the pair discuss their main takeaways from Nick Nurse's exit interview this morning including the head coach's wish list for the offseason, his thoughts on the Lakers rumors, managing Fred VanVleet's minutes moving forward, and what he expects from Scottie Barnes next season (28:02). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    “The End of the 2021-22 Raptors Season” Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 99:26

    Will Lou and Alex Wong discuss the end of the 2021-22 season for the Toronto Raptors and their Game 6 loss at home to the Philadelphia 76ers and what ultimately doomed them (00:21), before giving thanks to everyone in the extended Raptors Show universe (30:25). In the second hour, CNN's Daniel Dale joins the program for a roundtable on the team's most glaring needs this offseason, the reasons for optimism, and how he would grade the season (55:16). Finally, Sportsnet's Alvin Williams calls in to chat about his experience as a television analyst this year, the origin story of how every NBA player ends up in Cancun, and his takeaways from the Sixers-Raptors series (01:17:19). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Raptors Reaction: Season Comes to an End

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 45:30

    Will Lou looks back at the Raptors blowout loss to the Sixers in Game 6, ending their season and discussed how James Harden got Philadelphia's offence going, their zone defence being effective against Toronto, taking the ball out of Pascal Siakam's hands, the need for 3-point shooters, Scottie Barnes' emergence this year and in the playoffs, and what improvements he expects from the Raptors ahead of next season. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Malcolm Miller on Raptors-Sixers! Blame Game In Philly! Game 6 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 100:16

    Will Lou and Alex Wong are joined by former Toronto Raptors forward Malcolm Miller for a behind the scenes look at Nick Nurse's scouting report, the team's strategy against Joel Embiid in 2019, and what he has seen in the Raptors-Sixers series so far (00:58). In the second segment, Chris Herring of Sports Illustrated calls in to talk about his recent feature on Toronto's beautifully weird style of play and whether we are seeing a permanent decline from James Harden (28:06). In the second hour, Will and Alex are joined by theScore's Joseph Casciaro to talk about the culture of blame in Philadelphia and who has the most to lose if the Sixers blow a 3-0 lead (54:08). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    What Is the Real-Life Equivalent of Blowing a 3-0 Lead?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 99:44

    Will Lou and Alex Wong discuss the challenge ahead for Toronto this week to complete the comeback against Philadelphia and run through real-life equivalents of blowing a 3-0 lead (02:47), before they're joined by Raptors play-by-play announcer a.k.a. the Director of Vibes of "The Raptors Show" Matt Devlin for a scene report from Game 5 at Wells Fargo Center and some more nickname brainstorming (30:16). In the second hour, Vivek Jacob of Raptors.com joins the program to chat about Fred VanVleet's injury and Doc Rivers' history of blowing 3-1 leads (54:10). Later, David Thorpe of TrueHoop calls in to chat about Scottie Barnes' rookie season and the ceiling for Pascal Siakam moving forward (01:15:32).  Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Two Wins Away From The Comeback Of The Century

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 100:59

    Will Lou and Alex Wong discuss Toronto's Game 5 win in Philadelphia and the Raptors now being two wins away from the first 3-0 comeback in NBA history, before checking in on what the Philadelphia fans are saying about their team after two straight disappointing defeats (34:30). In the second hour, Will is joined by The FAN Morning Show's Blake Murphy to chat about what Game 6 adjustments Doc Rivers and the Sixers can cook up, Precious Achiuwa's development, and much more (52:56). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

    Sixers booed off the court as Raptors take Game 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 39:36

    Will Lou breaks down the Raptors 103-88 win over the Sixers and touches on Pascal Siakam leading the way yet again, Scottie Barnes fearlessness on the road, Precious Achiuwa's two-way impact, and how the Raptors can continue to extend the series with their 6-foot-9 forwards. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Scottie Barnes Wins Rookie of the Year! Game 5 Wishlist

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 99:27

    Will Lou and Alex Wong discuss Toronto's Game 4 victory over the weekend. including a playoff career-high performance from Pascal Siakam, Thad Young's all-around play, and Joel Embiid's officiating rant after the game (00:54). Later, the two celebrate Scottie Barnes winning Rookie of the Year (36:13) before they're joined by Louis Zatzman of Raptors Republic to discuss Toronto's strategy for Game 5 without Fred VanVleet (50:32). Finally, Will and Alex go through their wish list for tonight's must-win matchup (01:17:15). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

    Raptors Reaction: Pascal Siakam responds with 34 points in Game 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 39:36

    Will Lou breaks down the Raptors 110-102 win over the Sixers and touches on Pascal Siakam answering the challenge in Game 4, Scottie Barnes' return and him winning Rookie of the Year, Fred VanVleet's hip injury, and how the Raptors can continue to extend the series with their 6-foot-9 forwards. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Game 4 Preview! Raptors Playoff Stock Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 99:20

    Will Lou and Alex Wong look ahead to Game 4 against the Sixers and react to afternoon practice quotes from Nick Nurse on his Game 3 regrets and Pascal Siakam on his expectations for tomorrow's game (00:35), before getting into Friday shoutouts, an Asian Heritage Month live-event tease, and Magic Johnson's comments on Scottie Barnes (28:48). In the second hour, they are joined by Sahal Abdi of Raptors Republic for a stock report on the Raptors-Sixers series and a look ahead to what Toronto might do in the offseason (52:42). Finally, Will and Alex go around the NBA for a first round stock report on the Utah Jazz, Nikola Jokic, and Milwaukee's chances of repeating as NBA Champions (01:25:15). Watch on YouTube! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    The Day After The Raptors Lose A Heartbreaker

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 100:27

    Will Lou and Alex Wong discuss Toronto's Game 3 loss to Philadelphia and dissect the final play which led to Joel Embiid's game-winner (1:55). They also chat about Fred and Pascal's disappointing performance, 3-0 clichés (18:09), before providing another arena sport and Drake's performance as the global ambassador last night (33:39). In the second hour, Vivek Jacob of Raptors.com joins the show to chat about the ceiling of this team, OG as the best Raptor in the series so far, and the question of who the number one option on this team will be going forward (49:58). Finally, Will and Alex dial Oren Weisfeld of Raptors Republic to look ahead to Game 4 and the return of Scottie Barnes (1:18:41).Watch on YouTube.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

    Raptors Reaction: Revenge Game for Joel Embiid

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 34:41

    Will Lou breaks down the Raptors 104-101 overtime loss to the Sixers and touches on Joel Embiid's game-winning shot after Doc Rivers' timeout, Toronto's execution late in the game, Pascal Siakam scoreless in the second half, Gary Trent Jr., Precious Achiuwa, and OG Anunoby all having a better performance in Game 3, why this series is important for Embiid, and much more. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

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