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Sean Woodley and an array of guests lead you through the season with a daily podcast on the 2019 NBA Champion Toronto Raptors. Game recaps, opponent check-ins, obscure Raptors history, laughs, feelings, and weekly appearances by Katie Heindl (Dime) and Vivek Jacob (Complex) — you'll find it all on the Locked On Raptors Podcast, part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every day.

Sean Woodley and an array of guests lead you through the season with a daily podcast on the 2019 NBA Champion Toronto Raptors. Game recaps, opponent check-ins, obscure Raptors history, laughs, feelings, and weekly appearances by Katie Heindl (Dime) and Vivek Jacob (Complex) — you'll find it all on the Locked On Raptors Podcast, part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every day.

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Sean Woodley and an array of guests lead you through the season with a daily podcast on the 2019 NBA Champion Toronto Raptors. Game recaps, opponent check-ins, obscure Raptors history, laughs, feelings, and weekly appearances by Katie Heindl (Dime) and Vivek Jacob (Complex) — you'll find it all on the Locked On Raptors Podcast, part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every day.

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English


Episodes

What could lead the Raptors to underachieve in 2022-23? w/ Joe Wolfond

10/4/2022
In Episode 1254, Sean Woodley is joined by Joe Wolfond (The Score) to talk about the ways in which the Toronto Raptors could potentially underachieve compared to preseason expectations in 2022-23. Off the top, Joe lays out his reasoning for why a linear step forward after last year's 48-34 campaign might not be in the cards for Toronto, even if they are still likely to be a very good team. They chat about Toronto's offensive question marks, and whether there are any lineup alterations or...

Duration:00:46:11

Achiuwa, Boucher and Banton impress as Raptors drop Jazz in preseason opener

10/3/2022
In Episode 1253, Sean Woodley goes solo to break down the Toronto Raptors' 114-82 win over the Utah Jazz in their preseason opener in Edmonton. Off the top, Sean talks about his impressions of the Raptors' smothering defense and why Top-5 is a totally attainable finish for the Raptors on that end of the floor. Next, Sean discusses the exciting signs from Precious Achiuwa against Utah, as he put up 10 points and five boards while also flashing signs of an alternative development track if the...

Duration:00:31:53

What's More Likely, Preseason Edition: Barnes or FVV for All-Star & more w/ Crina Mustafa

9/30/2022
In Episode 1252, Sean Woodley is joined by Crina Mustafa (The Parleh) to play a Toronto Raptors preseason edition of a podcast favourite: What's More Likely? Off the top, Sean and Crina discuss which player between Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes and 2022 All-Star Fred VanVleet is more likely to land on the Eastern Conference All-Star team this season. Is Scottie Barnes primed to become the latest Raptor to benefit from All-Star ballot stuffing? Next, Sean and Crina discuss which of the...

How can the Raptors improve their offense in 2022-23 w/ Louis Zatzman

9/29/2022
In Episode 1251, Sean Woodley is joined by Louis Zatzman (Raptors Republic, FiveThirtyEight) to talk about the Toronto Raptors offense and whether there is hope for it to improve this season. Off the top, Sean and Louis examine Nick Nurse's comments about wanting to amp up the Raptors' rim and free throw frequency this season, and discuss whether there are internal options that could bring the Raptors out of the league's basement in both departments. Next, they dig into whether there are any...

Duration:00:41:45

Does unrest in Boston and Brooklyn give the Raptors a path to climb the East? w/ James Herbert

9/28/2022
In Episode 1250, Sean Woodley chats with James Herbert (CBS Sports) about Scottie Barnes, expectations for the Toronto Raptors, and the unrest with the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets coming out of their respective media days. Off the top, Sean and James chat about Point Scottie, why that prospect is exciting, and whether there are any red flags that give James pause about the Raptors' outlook for 2022-23. Next, they dive into the Boston Celtics and whether Ime Udoka's suspension and...

Duration:00:43:54

Mailbag: Can Pascal Siakam realistically be a Top-5 MVP candidate? Scottie or OG? Plus more!

9/27/2022
In Episode 1249, Sean Woodley goes solo to respond to listener questions about the Toronto Raptors in a mailbag show. Off the top, Sean examines Pascal Siakam's claim that he wants to be a Top-5 player in the league, and whether that is a realistic possibility for Toronto's All-NBA player. From there, Sean digs into questions regarding the Raptors preaching patience going into the year, which player on the team might improve from three-point range the most over last year, what would have to...

Duration:00:37:26

Takeaways from Toronto Raptors Media Day w/ Vivek Jacob

9/26/2022
In Episode 1248, Sean Woodley and Vivek Jacob (Raptors.com) react Toronto Raptors Media Day and run through their biggest takeaways from the press conferences of Masai Ujiri, Nick Nurse, Pascal Siakam, Scottie Barnes, Fred VanVleet and more. Off the top, they dig into the team's clear belief in continuity being the driver of the team's growth and success this season, and the effect the Raptors-heavy presence at assistant coach Rico Hines' off-season runs in Los Angeles seems to have had on...

Duration:00:37:28

Get to know the Eastern Conference, Pt. 3: Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls & Philadelphia 76ers

9/23/2022
In Episode 1247, Sean Woodley is joined by three more Locked On hosts covering the Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls and Phildelphia 76ers to conclude this week's tour around the Toronto Raptors' rivals atop the Eastern Conference. Off the top, Sean is joined by Adam Armbrecht (Locked On Nets) to dig into the weirdness of the Nets offseason, and whether their on-paper talent has a chance of translating to actual success with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons all expected to be on the...

Duration:00:45:06

Get to know the Eastern Conference, Pt. 2: Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers & Boston Celtics

9/21/2022
In Episode 1246, Sean Woodley is joined by the Locked On hosts covering the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics to continue this week's tour around the loaded Eastern Conference. Off the top, Sean is joined by Ed Oliver of Locked On Wizards to dig into the psyche of Wizards fans after this off-season's long-term commitment to Bradley Beal, whether any of the Wizards' recent mid-lottery picks stand a chance to becoming, uhm, sort of good, and to get Ed's predictions for...

Duration:00:50:11

Get to know the Eastern Conference, Pt. 1: Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat & Milwaukee Bucks

9/19/2022
In Episode 1245, Sean Woodley is joined by a trio of local Locked On podcast hosts to preview the seasons of three the Toronto Raptors' Eastern Conference rivals: the Atlanta Hawks, the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks. Off the top, Sean chats with Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks about the fit of Trae Young and new addition DeJounte Murray, whether the Hawks can finally fix their long-standing defensive issues, and how young big man Onyeka Okongwu is entwined with the Hawks' future...

Duration:00:44:37

Why Precious Achiuwa is one of the most important Raptors in 2022-23 w/ Samson Folk

9/16/2022
In Episode 1244, Sean Woodley is joined by Samson Folk (Raptors Republic) to preview the season of Toronto Raptors big man Precious Achiuwa and talk about what makes him such an intriguing and important developmental piece for the Raps this season. Off the top, they chat about the late-season progress Achiuwa made last year, particularly in the three-point shooting department, and whether that small sample success is something Achiuwa can carry over to Year 2 with the team. They also examine...

Duration:00:35:51

What to expect from OG Anunoby in 2022-23 w/ Imman Adan

9/15/2022
In Episode 1243, Sean Woodley is joined by Imman Adan (Yahoo Sports Canada, Dishes & Dimes) to chat about Toronto Raptors wing OG Anunoby and what to expect from him in his sixth season for the team. Off the top, they chat about their base expectations for OG this season, and what his ideal role within the Raptors looks like as Scottie Barnes continues to ascend the team's hierarchy. There were plenty of rumours of trade conversations and disgruntlement regarding OG in the summer. How valid...

Duration:00:33:06

Mailbag: What is the Toronto Raptors' biggest weakness going into the season? Plus more!

9/14/2022
In Episode 1242, Sean Woodley goes solo to answer questions about the Toronto Raptors from you, the listeners! Off the top, Sean discusses why the half court offense is definitely the biggest weakness of the team coming into the new season, and whether the team has the capacity to imrpove upon it via internal growth. Next, Sean talks about Malachi Flynn and why he has an outside shot at being the most pleasant surprise on the Raptors this season, partly because the expectations for him are...

Duration:00:37:54

Raptors-Knicks Crossover: Barnes, Barrett, star trades that weren't & more w/ Gavin Schall & Alex Wolfe

9/9/2022
In Episode 1241, Sean Woodley teams up with Gavin Schall and Alex Wolfe (Locked On Knicks) to talk about the Toronto Raptors, the New York Knicks, and some of the key storylines surrounding both teams going into the 2022-23 season. Is Scottie Barnes ready to take off for the Raptors? Will Toronto come to regret not offering Barnes to the Brooklyn Nets in a hypothetical trade for Kevin Durant? And how good can this year's Raptors be? Plus, is RJ Barrett good enough to raise the Knicks'...

Duration:00:48:47

Which Toronto Raptors have the most riding on the 2022-23 season? w/ Katie Heindl

9/8/2022
In Episode 1240, Sean Woodley is joined by Katie Heindl (DIME, Basketball Feelings) to talk about the Toronto Raptors players who have the most riding on this coming season. Can OG Anunoby achieve the breakout that's been anticipated for him for years now? Is Fred VanVleet going to be open to adaptation as Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam presumably take the reins as the team's primary creators? Is Gary Trent Jr.'s season going to determine his long-term standing within the Raptors...

Duration:00:36:07

What would a successful 2022-23 season look like for the Raptors?

9/7/2022
In Episode 1239, Sean Woodley goes solo to examine what a successful season for the Toronto Raptors might look like in 2022-23, in addition to chatting about why Jordan Clarkson or any other Utah Jazz man doesn't make a ton of sense for the Raptors, despite some rumours suggesting Toronto's interest. First up, Sean talks about the Clarkson rumour from Brett Spiegel of Sports Illustrated and why a Raptors deal for the former sixth man of the year doesn't really make much sense. Next, Sean...

Duration:00:38:26

How does the Donovan Mitchell trade affect the Raptors and the East playoff race? w/ Vivek Jacob

9/2/2022
In Episode 1238, Sean Woodley is joined by Vivek Jacob (Raptors.com) to chat about the Cleveland Cavaliers acquisition of Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz and what it means for the Toronto Raptors in a loaded Eastern Conference. Off the top, they share their big takeaways on the deal and why it's an obvious win for the Cavs, even if it leaves Cleveland with a very good but wing-deficient roster. Next, Sean and Vivek discuss whether the Cavs have leapfrogged Toronto in the East's hierarchy...

Duration:00:34:08

Mailbag: Gary Trent Jr.'s future, bench questions, jersey retirements & more

8/31/2022
In Episode 1237, Sean Woodley goes solo to answer all sorts of questions about the Toronto Raptors from you, the listeners! Off the top, Sean digs into Gary Trent Jr., why he's unsure about the guard's long-term future with the team beyond 2022-23, and what could happen this season to make him indispensable for the Raptors going forward. Next, Sean addresses a question about how to tell when a player has ascende to true no. 1 status as a player, and talks about why it's probably more likely...

Duration:00:34:12

Kevin Durant watch has ended for the Toronto Raptors; where do they sit in the East now? w/ Vivek Jacob

8/30/2022
In Episode 1236, Sean Woodley and Vivek Jacob discuss the end of the Kevin Durant trade demand and what it means for the Toronto Raptors as they head into a season where the Brooklyn Nets once again look like contenders in the Eastern Conference. Off the top, they chat about whether the Nets should be considered to be among the East's upper tier of teams once again, even with the many questions that still linger for them about Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving and the overall roster construction....

Duration:00:42:02

Does Pascal Siakam have another leap in him for 2022-23? w/ Vivek Jacob

8/24/2022
In Episode 1235, Sean Woodley and Vivek Jacob (Raptors.com) dig into Pascal Siakam's growth as a player, and whether the Toronto Raptors star has another leap to make going into next season. Off the top, they chat about which subtle improvements in his game were most responsible for him levelling up as a player last season, before taking a look at which areas of his game will need to improve the most going into the 2022-23 season if in fact he has another leap to make. Could an improved,...

Duration:00:37:27