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An inside look into the world of basketball, from the view of the fans






Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 51

On this weeks podcast, Jovon, Brandan and Christian discuss the Kawhi Leonard trade, specifically, how it impacts the pecking order of the eastern conference. The team also analyzes the trade through the perspective of the San Antonio Spurs, the value of Demar and Poetl and how they impact the direction of the team moving forward. The team also touches base on the legacy of Demar, discerning who is, in fact, the greatest Raptors of all-time.


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 50

On this week's podcast, the team discusses NBA free agency, starting off with king James coming to terms with the LA Lakers, as well as the rift between Kawaii Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs. We also discuss the Toronto Raptors offseason, Boogie Cousins signing with the Golden State Warriors, Tyreke Evans to the Pacers, plus other free agent news.


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 49

On this weeks episode, Christian and Brandan mock up the top 14 of the 2018 NBA draft. The team makes selections predicated on team need/fit, as well as our own biased perspectives.


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 48

On this weeks episode, Brandan and Jovon wrap up the NBA finals, as well as discuss the Raptors recent hiring of Nick Nurse as the teams new head coach. We also chat about Dwayne Casey's potential impact on the Detroit Pistons, the rift between Kawaii Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs, as well as speaking with coach Adeel Sahibzada, discussing Canada's play in the U18 Americas tournament for FIBA.


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 47

On this week’s episode the group provides a Raptors update. We first talk about potential coaching candidates for the team next year, including Nick Nurse and Jerry Stackhouse. Connected on this subject, we look at potential trade targets for the Raptors in the off-season. In quarter two the team talks eastern conference. Here we discuss the reign of King James over the east, and wonder if this is his most epic playoff performance yet. We also cover the future of the Celtics and talk about...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 46

Quarter 1– On this week’s show, we open with a discussion of Dwane Casey’s firing, asking did Masai make the right call dismissing Casey and what was the root cause of the firing? Here, we also touch on potential candidates, including Jerry Stackhouse, Jason Kidd, Mike Budenholzer and Nick Nurse. Quarter 2 – Turning our attention to the Raptor’s potential offseason, we discuss fixing the salary cap and potential packages. Here we also touch on the evolution of the bench mob in 2018-2019...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 45

In this weeks episode, we talk about what went wrong with the Raptors against the Cavs. In particular, we talk about our backcourt struggles, Ibaka's ghosting and Casey's decisions down the stretch. Next we cover the Boston/Philadelphia series and preview the upcoming matchup with the Cavs. Moving onto the west, we talk Golden State, Houston and if Lebron has any chance against the aforementioned. Here we wonder what Lebron's legacy will be if he does manage to win another championship. We...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 44

In this week's episode, the guys talk playoffs. We begin with the Raptors by discussing what went wrong in the last two games? More specifically, we discuss 4th quarter closing struggles of our backcourt, how to contain Wall and Beal, and if we are under utilizing JV. We next move on to the Pacers/Cavaliers series asking if Lebron is able to take his team past this pesky Indiana squad. Continuing with the east, the group talks Bucks Celtics and the impact of Thon Maker and Jabari Parker on...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 43

Quarter 1: On this week's podcast, the guys talk playoffs. First we cover the Raptors recent playoff success against the Wizards, including the big performance from Demar Derozen, our hot 3 point shooting and the success of the bench mob. Quarter 2: We next move into updates from playoff matchups in the east. We start the segment by discussing Lebron's game one struggles against the Pacers, the thrilling Celtics - Bucks game one finish and the gritty Heat-Sixers. Quarter 3: Moving onto the...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 42

On this weeks pod, Brandan, Jovon, Greg and Christian provide a summary of last week's games, the gang also discusses the state of the Raptors entering the playoffs. In the second quarter, we speculate on potential eastern and western conference playoff matchups. Going into the third, the guys give their thoughts on major season story lines, including: surprises, disappointments, and major awards. Greg wraps up the pod with a gripe about CJ Miles as well the Raptors issues with three point...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 41

Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 41 1st quarter- Raptors Roundup: In the first quarter we talk about the past week of Raptors basketball, including games against the Cavaliers, Clippers and Nuggets. We also cover the predictably awful media coverage on the Raptors by Stephen A. Smith. We next talk about the struggles of Ibaka, and the amazing play of Pascal Siakam. We end this segment by discussing which teams the Raptors would want to play in the playoffs and why. 2nd quarter - NBA...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 37

In this week's podcast, our four man panel discusses the events from All-Star weekend including Fergie's national anthem nightmare. We next complete a full rundown of Toronto Raptor's roster, giving individual grades for each Raptor up to this point in the season. We next complete a full rundown of the Toronto Raptors roster, giving individual grades for the team up to this point in the season. Brandan then introduces issues of sexual misconduct within the Dallas Mavericks organization and...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 36

On this weeks episode, we start the discussion with the latest Raptors games against the Heat and Bulls, the best and worst playoffs matchup's and the struggles to close out games in the fourth quarter. We then go into the Raptors rotation during the playoffs, and if Dwayne Casey will shorten the bench minutes or be forced to play the Bench Mob. Looking around the NBA, we look at the new-look Cavaliers and how we think the new roster matches up against the Raps. We listen to Chris Bosh...


Toronto Sport Matters Podcast 35 - Jack Armstrong, PT 2

In this episode we air the second part of our interview with Jack Armstrong. During the interview, we pick his brain on the Toronto Raptors related topics, including the teams bench mob, Ibaka’s ‘temper’, and the looming trade deadline and what the Raptors should do. In the panel discussion portion of the podcast, the group talks about the Raptors past week, with a focus on our blowout win against the Boston Celtics and the improved play of Fred VanVleet. Moving to topics around the NBA we...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 33

In this week’s podcast, the group discusses the Toronto Raptors recent success, including the selection of Kyle Lowery and Demar Derozen to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. We also ask which players got snubbed and how the new format will affect the game itself. We next turn our attention to news around the league with a specific focus on the Jason Kidd firing, the trade rumors circulating around the Cleveland Cavaliers, the controversy surrounding Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 32

In this weeks episode, we discuss the Toronto Raptors recent games against Philadelphia 76ers and Golden State Warriors. We also discuss the teams big win over the Detroit Pistons last night. We also divulge into subject matter pertaining to potential trade deadline targets for the raptors, the emergence of the Drake sponsored Welcome Home Toronto program, as well as why Dwayne Casey deserves coach of the year consideration. announcement. We next move to general NBA news, including the...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 31

This week, we recap the last month of NBA action. We open the show discussing the recent success of theToronto Raptors, as well as how the team has fared without Kyle Lowry. We switch the conversation over to general NBA news, including the Leonard injury, Curry's shaky ankles and the return of Isaiah Thomas to the Cavs. We spend the latter half of the show evaluating mid season performance of all teams in the Eastern conference.


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 30

On podcast 30, our Raptors discussion starts off with the usage of CJ Miles; Grafen asking if he's maximizing his top potential. Next we look at the Ringers top 25 players this season and discuss the omission of both Derozan and Lowry. Our first topic in The Six focuses on discussing the best/worst free agent signings from the offseason at each position. We then look at the trade involving Okafor and who emerged as the winner from the trade. Next Greg gives his take on the Pelicans and the...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 29

Raps Update - We discuss the Raptors recent success and why the American media has suddenly taken notice. In this segment we will also debate the Jonas Valančiūnas issue, as well as Dwane Casey's lineups. The Six - We turn our attention to the six most trending issues in the NBA: The Thunder's struggles, Big man trade rumours, the surging Cavaliers, technical foul mania, Steph Curry's injury and the quarter season awards. We end the podcast with a brief discussion on Drake's play-by-play...


Toronto Basketball Matters Podcast 27

This week we look at the Raptors four game winning streak, the upcoming road trip, Demar's POW and how our style of play has changed since facing Boston. Next we talk about pretenders and contenders in both the East and Western Conferences, and the emergence of the Pistons - are they a legit threat, or will they fizzle out like the Magic. We look statistically into why the Clippers are so bad this year, and if they will rebound, especially after the injury of Beverley will force Austin...