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#687 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Lessons from preseason

Host William Lou is joined by Blake Murphy on the Weekly show.\ Topics: – Modernizing the offense with more threes and assists – Giving credit to Dwane Casey and DeMar DeRozan for buying in – CJ Miles and OG Anunoby giving us life – Rotation battles: PG, SF, C – What is the deal with Bruno Caboclo? – Regular season win prediction – Twitter questions

Duration: 01:22:53

#686 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Threes and assists

Host William Lou breaks down the Raptors' preseason finale against the Chicago Bulls. - Three Stars: CJ Miles, OG Anunoby, Kyle Lowry - Gerald Henderson award: Justin Holiday

Duration: 00:16:02

#685 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Flawless performance

Host William Lou breaks down the Raptors’ preseason game against the Detroit Pistons. – Three Stars: Jonas Valanciunas, CJ Miles, DeMar DeRozan – Gerald Henderson award: Fish Sticks

Duration: 00:24:32

#684 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Preseason takeaways

Host William Lou is joined by Vivek Jacob and Harsh Dave on the Weekly show. Topics: - Increased focus on 3-point shooting - Serge Ibaka looking sluggish - Norman Powell's extension - Delon Wright vs. Fred VanVleet at backup point guard - Roster cuts: Andy Rautins, Kennedy Meeks, Kyle Wiltjer - What is Bruno Caboclo even saying - Twitter questions

Duration: 01:32:56

#683 - Talking Raptors - With Blake Murphy

The sweet smell of basketball is in the air and the Talking Raptors gang have crawled out of the woodwork with excitement. On this preseason episode Nick and Barry are joined by the man, the myth, and the legend, Raptors Republic's own Blake Murphy. The guys sit down and chat about Blake, the Raps and the some of the madness happening around the league. They chat about: - Handsome and Hardworking Blake Murphy - Team Expectations - Breakout Player - NBA 2K18 - Offseason Craziness - Raptor...

Duration: 01:12:31

#682 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Needs improvement

Host William Lou breaks down the Raptors' preseason game against the Portland Trail Blazers. - Three Stars: Kyle Lowry, Alfonzo McKinnie, Kyle Wiltjer - Gerald Henderson award: Anthony Morrow

Duration: 00:17:38

#681 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - That was ugly

Host William Lou returns to break down the Raptors’ second preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers. – Three Stars: DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, Fred VanVleet – Gerald Henderson award: Willie Reed

Duration: 00:21:52

#680 - Raptors-Clippers Preseason Opener Reaction Podcast

Blake Murphy and Vivek Jacob break down the preseason opener against the Los Angeles Clippers for an absent William Lou. - Three Stars: Jonas Valanciunas, A Starting Lineup Actually Working, Fred VanVleet, Seriously Pretty Much Everyone Had Good Moments, Dwane Casey's Shirt - Gerald Henderson award: Jamil Wilson

Duration: 00:23:14

#679 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - It's almost here

Host William Lou files the weekly podcast from Argentina as preseason rounds thre corner. Topics: -DeMar DeRozan as a playmaker -Subtle changes in the offense (more threes) -Jonas Valanciunas named as the starting center -Who starts at small forward? -PR gaff -OG Anunoby cleared for scrimmage -Games this week -Twitter questions

Duration: 00:53:17

#678 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Contender or Pretender

Sam and Zarar tackle a host of topics including: JV is going to the bench and there’s nothing you can do abou tit. Different style, same team Has-beens, never-were, or could bes? Bending the kneee. Does Lowry finally show sign of going down? What NBA Player’s really make RR Tournament Reaping the benefits of the 905 Punk Bruno

Duration: 00:45:57

#677 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Hoop Talks with Keith Boyarsky

Standing in for William Lou's weekly podcast this week (he's on vacation!) is audio from last week's Hoop Talks event, where I interviewed Keith Boyarsky, the Toronto Raptors vice president of basketball research and strategy. The interview was mostly made up of reader questions, and while Ketih couldn't divulge many deep secrets (obviously), he shed some interesting light on the team's process for uncovering and communicating information, what behind-the-scenes elements are a part of the...

Duration: 00:28:25

#676 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Over/Under preview for 2017-18

Host William Lou is joined by Andrew Thompson to preview the upcoming NBA season.

Duration: 02:48:34

#675 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - What are you even saying, Bruno?

Host William Lou is joined by Harsh Dave to discuss: -Bruno Caboclo getting kicked off Team Brazil -Effects of the Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas trade -Twitter questions

Duration: 01:07:22

#674 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - What's your Raptors story?

Host William Lou speaks to six Raptors fans about their experiences and the franchise at large. Guest: Zarar @cornersniper(2:40) -History of Raptors Republic -Evolution of basketball media in Toronto -A brave playoff journey to the Izod Center in 2007 Guest: Victoria @nbajournalist (19:20) -Chris Bosh as a positive role model -Raptors vs. Celtics Guest: John @roofthatpeach (24:37) -Inside the locker room -Hedo causing a fight -Remembering the 2001 team Guest: Imman @booooouwhore (44:15)...

Duration: 01:31:09

#673 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Mailbag episode

Host William Lou flies solo to fill the dead air in the dead of summer. Topics: -Changes to game ops -Trading for Melo? -What's the deal with Bruno? -Who do you want in a bar fight? Who don't you want? -Best We The North era moments -Miles vs. Powell -DeMar and Jonas maybe shooting threes

Duration: 00:52:46

#672 - Talking Raptors - Summer Time Thoughts

With the summer winding down and the season in the near future the guys break down what been going in Raptor land and beyond. On this episode of Talking Raptors, Nick and Barry are joined by friend of the podcast and Editor-in-chief for Exclaim Magazine, James Keast! They discuss: - Goodbye Cory Joseph. - Christmas Day Games. - Everybody is shooting 3's. - ESPN and their constant disrespect. - New Jerseys - Zach Randolph and his Reefer. All this and a little bit more. As always thank you...

Duration: 00:49:46

#671 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - FOH win projections

Host William Lou is joined by Vivek Jacob to discuss this week's crop of Raptors news. Topics: -ESPN win projections -Start Norm or CJ? -Crown League -Jonas adding a 3? -Bruno getting worked at Wonderland -NBA Africa Games -Rumors: Gerald Henderson, Alan Anderson, Tony Allen

Duration: 01:20:54

#670 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Interview with Jeff Landicho of Open Gym

Host William Lou is joined by producer Jeff Landicho of Open Gym. They discuss: -Favorite episode of 2016-17 -How the Raptors fit into the identity of Toronto -Humanizing the players -Masai Ujiri's work with Giants of Africa -What is Bruno Caboclo like? -Casting the all-time Open Gym episode

Duration: 00:59:15

#669 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - DeMarre and Jonas, everyone's favorites

Host William Lou is joined by the god himself Blake Murphy to discuss everything Raptors. Topics: - DeMarre Carroll fallout - Jonas Valanciunas trade rumors and role - What to do at power forward? - DeMar DeRozan getting some PG burn - Kyrie Irving's trade demands - What's Bruno Caboclo saying? - Twitter questions

Duration: 01:24:42

#668 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - What's next?

Host William Lou is joined by Joe Wolfond (@joey_doubleyou) to discuss where the Raptors are and where they're headed. Topics: -Replacing Patterson, Carroll, Tucker, Joseph -Where is our areas of weakness? -Bargain bin free agents (Tony Allen, Nikola Mirotic, Brandon Bass, Dante Cunningham, Mo Speights) -Twitter questions

Duration: 01:17:17

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