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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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Toronto, ON

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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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@paul__jones

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Episodes

March 14: Lakers vs. Raptors Pre-Game Edition

3/14/2019
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It's another edition of Hoops with Eric Smith and Paul Jones! On this edition, Leo Rautins talks about the differences in LeBron James from this year and last and the Lakers not getting much done at the trade deadline [3:01]; Stu Lantz discusses the LA Lakers locker room and how good the Toronto Raptors are this season [14:52]; Tim Bontemps weighs in on the disappointing season of the Lakers, where Kawhi Leonard may land and how the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers can compete in the...

Duration:00:46:12

March 7: Raptors look like a complete team

3/8/2019
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It's another edition of Hoops with Eric Smith and Paul Jones! On this edition, Eric chats with Sportsnet's Michael Grange about Kawhi Leonard's load management and what are the chances that Leonard stays in Toronto next season [4:31]; Paul speaks with Jason Terry about this impressive Raptors squad, the impact of Marc Gasol and the possible matchups for Toronto in the playoffs [20:40]; Eric catches up with Leo Rautins to get his thoughts on Rowan Barrett being promoted to GM of Canada's...

Duration:00:46:36

Feb. 28: Raptors stock rises and Celtics continue to fall

3/1/2019
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It's another edition of Hoops with Eric Smith and Paul Jones! On this edition, Eric and Paul talk about the Toronto Raptors dominating win over the Boston Celtics. Brian Scalabrine discusses the competitive Eastern conference, whether the NBA would add another team and how the Lakers and Celtics are dealing with issues inside the locker room [3:34]; Gary Washburn shares his thoughts on the Raptors and Celtics rivalry and potential playoff series, how good the Bucks are and the turmoil in the...

Duration:00:45:12

Feb. 26: If The Shoe Fits...

2/26/2019
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Donnovan and Tyler discuss the highs and lows of NBA All-Star weekend in Charlotte and how it compared to Toronto 2016- including Tyler's memories of the Players Association meetings he attended- as well as DeMar DeRozan's emotional return to Toronto. They also debate the implications of Zion Williamson's exploding shoe for his NCAA career and sneaker brands. Donnovan then wonders if the Raptors rotation is too deep and Tyler offers his first impressions of their deadline acquisitions. This...

Duration:00:29:08

Feb 21. : DeMar DeRozan's return to Toronto

2/22/2019
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It's another edition of Hoops with Eric Smith and Paul Jones! On this edition, the boys talk with OG Anunoby about his experience in the Rising Stars Challenge [1:50]; Danny Green shares his experience of competing in the 3-point contest [4:58]; our host comment on Zion Williamson's injury [9:25]; DeMarcus Cousins shares his thoughts on the college basketball experience [13:42]; Howard Beck weighs in on how the recent trade deadline additions changed the Eastern Conference [16:43]; Grant...

Duration:00:45:20

Jan. 24: Kawhi Leonard makes the All-Star team cut

1/24/2019
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It's another edition of Hoops with Eric Smith and Paul Jones! On this edition, our hosts react to the NBA All-Star selections and interview former NBA player and current coach Jack Sikma [27:22]!

Duration:00:44:49

Jan. 17: Siakam buzzer beater saves Raptors from loss to lowly Suns

1/18/2019
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On this edition of Hoops, Eric Smith and Paul Jones recap the Toronto Raptors thrilling victory over the Phoenix Suns, before they are joined by Phoenix Suns colour commentator Tim Kempton [8:44], radio voice of the Brooklyn Nets Chris Carrino [20:53], and current NBA writer for the Boston Globe Gary Washburn [30:31]!

Duration:00:44:17

Jan. 10: Have we seen Vince Carter's final NBA game in Toronto?

1/11/2019
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On this edition of Hoops, Eric Smith and Paul Jones recap what might have been Vince Carter's final NBA game in Toronto. We then hear from Vince Carter himself [2:20], Sportsnet's own Michael Grange [10:40], Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce [25:55], and Raptors reporter Doug Smith [33:06].

Duration:00:44:46

Dec. 20: Final episode of 2018

12/21/2018
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On this final 2018 edition of Hoops, Eric Smith and Paul Jones recap a thrilling comeback victory for the Toronto Raptors over the Indiana Pacers. They are also joined by TV play-by-play man Matt Devlin [1:47], Raptors GM Bobby Webster [13:10], Pacers reporter Jeremiah Johnson [28:28], and Raptors guard Lorenzo Brown [37:06].

Duration:00:43:20

Dec. 13: To be the man, you have to beat the man

12/14/2018
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In this edition of Hoops, Eric Smith and Paul Jones recap the Toronto Raptors' massive win over the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. They are also joined by Warriors play-by-play man Tim Roye [11:35], Senior Writer at Bleacher Report Howard Beck [26:26], and former NBA All-Star and two-time NBA Champion Chris Bosh [38:38].

Duration:00:45:00

Dec. 6: Raptors front and centre in the NBA this week

12/7/2018
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In this edition of Hoops, Eric Smith and Paul Jones take you through a busy week in the NBA and are joined by Adrian Wojnarowski [8:52], Tim Bontemps [21:44], and Roy Rana [34:48].

Duration:00:43:05

Nov. 29: Raptors beat Warriors 131-128 in OT thriller

11/30/2018
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Eric Smith and Paul Jones are back for another edition of Hoops! On this edition, we get a recap of the Raptors' thrilling victory over the Warriors at Scotiabank Arena and catch up with Warriors play-by-play man Tim Roye [2:32], Raptors play-by-play man Matt Devlin [17:09], NBA Canada and Sportsnet's Sherman Hamilton [28:29], and Hamilton Honey Badgers general manager and head coach Chantal Vallee [34:40].

Duration:00:41:45

Nov. 22: Raptors rebound with three straight wins

11/23/2018
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It's Hoops with Eric Smith and Paul Jones! On this edition, we take a look at Vince Carter's historic achievement [2:02], as well as chat with Chicago Bulls play-by-play man Chuck Swirsky [9:25], former NBA player and Orlando Magic commentator Jeff Turner [24:07], and Atlanta Hawks play-by-play man Steve Hollman [35:46].

Duration:00:45:25

Nov. 14: Dwane Casey returns to Toronto

11/14/2018
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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)

Duration:00:44:07

Nov. 8: We're back!

11/9/2018
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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].

Duration:00:41:27

June 14: Raptors promote Nick Nurse to Head Coach

6/14/2018
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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).

Duration:00:44:24

June 7: Bryan Colangelo out in Philadelphia

6/7/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:43:36

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

5/24/2018
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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).

Duration:00:40:13

May 17: Fred VanVleet on being a Sixth Man finalist

5/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:43:36

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

5/10/2018
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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...

Duration:00:43:41