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Whether it's on the court or off the court ... HOOPS has all the stories covered regarding the Toronto Raptors, the NBA, and basketball in general.

Whether it's on the court or off the court ... HOOPS has all the stories covered regarding the Toronto Raptors, the NBA, and basketball in general.
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Whether it's on the court or off the court ... HOOPS has all the stories covered regarding the Toronto Raptors, the NBA, and basketball in general.






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Nov. 14: Dwane Casey returns to Toronto

Eric Smith and Paul Jones bring you another edition of Hoops! On this episode Eric is joined by former Pistons big man and current broadcaster Rick Mahorn (3:51) and New Orleans Pelicans radio voice Sean Kelly about their start to the year (13:21) and Jonesy goes 1 on 1 with Michael Lee, National NBA Writer at The Athletic (29:40)


Nov. 8: We're back!

It's the season premier of Hoops with Eric Smith and Paul Jones! On this packed edition, we hear from interim Phoenix Suns GM James Jones [3:35], former Toronto Raptor and current Charlotte Hornets centre Bismack Biyombo [11:12], former player and current commentator Dell Curry [25:50], former player and current Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks [31:15], and former player and current analyst Steve Smith [36:00].


June 14: Raptors promote Nick Nurse to Head Coach

Eric Smith and Paul Jones have got all things covered from the Raptors' press conference. They are joined by the new Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors, Nick Nurse (4:48); Paul Jones goes one-on-one with President Masai Ujiri to break down the process of hiring a Head Coach (14:31); GM Bobby Webster talks about the benefits of promoting from within (21:12); Sportsnet's Michael Grange on Nick Nurse and Dwane Casey's legacy (29:50).


June 7: Bryan Colangelo out in Philadelphia

With the NBA Finals winding down, Eric Smith and Paul Jones are back, and they talk to ESPN's Dave McMenamin on his coverage of the Cavaliers throughout the playoffs (1:51), and SN's Michael Grange on the ever-narrowing Raptors head coaching search (14:05). After the break, we hear from 76ers Managing Partner Joshua Harris on the dismissal of Bryan Colangelo (26:52), and Minnesota Timberwolves Assistant HC and former Toronto Raptor Ed Pinckney joins Eric and Paul to chat about the Finals,...


May 24: Breaking down the rumours of Dwane Casey and the Pistons

Eric Smith and Paul Jones chat about how the Raptors couldn't manage a win over Cleveland, while Indiana and Boston have 3 apiece (1:15), then delve into the coaching carousel in the NBA and Dwane Casey being targeted by the Detroit Pistons (4:35). In the 2nd segment of the program, the guys talk about just how good Jayson Tatum has been for Boston (17:10) and then we hear from the Celtics' rookie, as well as LeBron James, Al Horford and both coaches (30:05).


May 17: Fred VanVleet on being a Sixth Man finalist

Raptors PG Fred VanVleet joins Eric Smith and Paul Jones to discuss being named a finalist for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award, the Boston Celtics' success this season, whether the Raptors' struggles against the Cavaliers are just a mental hurdle, Dwane Casey's firing, and whether he wants to remain in Toronto (3:08); Sportsnet's Michael Grange on the Raptors' search for a new head coach, how much say Dwane Casey's assistants had in making decisions, and what a Nick Nurse hiring would...


May 10: What's next for the Toronto Raptors?

Eric Smith and Paul Jones comment on the rumours that Dwane Casey will be fired, and Casey and Masai Ujiri's press conferences (1:20); Dwane Casey's comments on his future with the club, Kyle Lowry's compliments for Dwane Casey, DeMar DeRozan's thoughts on his head coach, and Masai Ujiri's comments on Casey's future with the club (9:46); Former NBA-er and current Philadelphia 76er's personnel scout Alvin Williams on the team's playoff run, and what's next for the club (14:47); Former...


May 4: How do the Raptors claw their way out of this one?

After the Toronto Raptors go down 0-2 at the unfortunately familiar hands of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Eric and Paul take you inside scrums with Fred VanVleet (3:07), CJ Miles (5:51), and Dwane Casey (10:26), who discuss what it will take to claw back out of the hole. Paul speaks with ESPN reporter Dave McMenamin (14:27), and then gets some time with Raptors GM Bobby Webster (21:37). After the break, Paul chats with Trailblazers swingman Evan Turner for some postseason...


April 26: Breaking down the Raptors and Wizards series

This week, Eric Smith and Paul Jones go over the first 5 games of the Raptors and Wizards series (0:20), before Jonesy chats with ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz (7:40). In the second half of the show, Eric chats with Wizards radio analyst Glenn Consor (22:55) and Sportsnet's Michael Grange (30:10).


April 19: Can the Raptors go up 3-0 on the Wizards?

On this playoff edition of Hoops, Eric and Paul chat about the Raptors being up 2-0 on the Washington Wizards, before we hear from the head coaches of both teams, Dwane Casey (12:15) and Scott Brooks (16:46), talking about what they need to do to succeed going forward. After the break, Paul goes one-on-one with ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz, who is covering the Wizards beat for the series (25:02), and then we take a peek into a media conference call with former Los Angeles Laker (and NBA legend)...


April 12: Previewing Raptors vs. Wizards

Eric Smith and Paul Jones weigh-in on the Raptors/Wizards series (1:13); Kyle Lowry audio on the Raptors' loss to the Heat, and their series vs. Washington (6:32); DeMar DeRozan gives his thoughts on the series, and whether they're using their previous playoff loss to the Wizards as motivation (8:07); Jonas Valanciunas on the Raptors' confidence heading into the post-season (10:50); Paul goes one-on-one with Norm Powell, and they discuss how the playoffs will be different this year for the...


April 5: How will the NBA's Eastern Conference shake-out?

Eric Smith and Paul Jones on what it will take for the Raptors to clinch first place in the East, the team's play as of late, why their struggles haven't been due to a lack of effort (0:52), and what impressed them the most about the team's win over the Celtics (3:41); NBC Sports Boston's A. Sherrod Blakely and the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn join Paul to discuss the parity in the NBA's Eastern Conference, potential playoff upsets, whether or not the road to the Finals still goes through...


March 29: Looking ahead to the NBA playoffs

Eric and Paul weigh-in on the Toronto Raptors' final stretch of the season (0:26), and discuss the team's recent struggles (1:04), whether or not the Raptors are the best team in the East (6:35), what they think Dwane Casey may do with the rotation come play-off time (10:54), how potential playoff match-ups for the Raptors may play-out (14:34); Stephen Jackson audio from The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Tony Parker's comments on Kawhi Leonard's injury (22:39); Eric and Paul give their...


: Leo Rautins, Fred Van Vleet, Dwane Casey and Brian Hill

Eric speaks with Leo Rautins (5:27) about last night's loss in Cleveland And the guys touch on the amount of young players playing key roles in their respective teams in the NBA this season...as well as the influx of talent coming to the league via the NCAA (with all of us watching the tournament right now) in the next couple of years. PLUS...Jonesy has a one on one with raptors PG Fred Van Vleet (16:01) as they look ahead to the post season...the role of the second unit...the importance...


March 15: Fred VanVleet, Bobby Webster and Ryan Ruocco

Raptors getting recognition south of the border (1:23); PG Fred VanVleet on his breakout season (10:43); Raptors GM Bobby Webster on March Madness, VanVleet being undrafted, sitting atop the East (17:36); A look around the rest of the league with ESPN's Ryan Ruocco (32:59).


March 4: Leo Rautins talks on basketball in Canada and the national program.

Eric Smith and Paul Jones catch you up on the latest Raptors news (1:00) and Eric sits down to chat with Leo Rautins to chat about Canada Basketball (21:20).


Feb 28: Rick Mahorn, Jack Sikma and more

On this edition of hoops: Paul Jones goes one on one with former Piston Rick Mahorn (2:39), Eric chats with former NBA big man Jack Sikma about his work with Canada Basketball (12:24) and we hear from Dwane Casey (27:27), Pascal Siakam (33:27) and Norman Powell 1 on 1 with Paul Jones (39:28)


Feb. 22: Back in action, post All-Star Break!

Eric and Paul chat for a bit after the All-Star Break, followed by a one-on-one interview Paul did with Dwane Casey (14:42). After the break, we hear from Delon Wright (34:03), CJ Miles (36:23), and Casey's scrum with the media (41:10).


Feb. 15: The All-Star Edition

Eric & Paul set up the All-Star weekend in Los Angeles (1:40); Eric sits down with DeMar DeRozan (5:25) and Kyle Lowry (14:20); Eric & Jonesy both sit down with head coach Dwane Casey (24:15) and Eric chats with friend of the show Chuck Swirsky (32:50).


Hoops - Jan. 25, 2018

Eric & Paul open the show, then Paul Jones chats with Fred van Vleet (11:05). Eric Smith also chats with former Raptor John Thomas (24:50) and Spurs play-by-play voice Bill Schoening (36:15).