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#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

Raptors-Blazers LVSL Reaction Podcast - Another bad playoff performance

Host William Lou recaps a tough playoff elimination loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Three stars: Fred VanVleet, Alfonzo McKinnie, Jakob Poeltl Gerald Henderson award: Nick Johnson

Duration: 00:07:56

#666 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Looking at the bigger picture

Host William Lou is joined by Zarar Siddiqi to take a big picture assessment of the Raptors this offseason. Topics: - Salary dumping DeMarre Carroll - Sign-and-trading Cory Joseph for C.J. Miles - Losing Patrick Patterson and P.J. Tucker - Opportunities for Norman Powell, Delon Wright, Pascal Siakam - More moves to come - Twitter questions

Duration: 01:30:29

#665 - Raptors-Timberwolves LVSL Reaction Podcast - With DeMarre talk

Host William Lou give his initial thoughts on the DeMarre Carroll trade, then recaps Raptors-Timberwolves Las Vegas Summer League action. Topics: - DeMarre Carroll traded to Brooklyn - Alfonso McKinnie signed - 3 stars: Jakob Poeltl, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam - Gerald Henderson award: Marcus Paige

Duration: 00:26:57

#664 - Raptors-Pelicans LVSL Reaction Podcast - FVV is a hero

Host William Lou returns to the reaction podcast assignment, at least for one night, to recap Raptors-Pelicans. Three stars: Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poeltl Gerald Henderson award: Cheick Diallo

Duration: 00:12:08

#663 - Talking Raptors - Return of the Mack

Listen. We have been gone for a long time. Technology tried to kill the podcast but we fought it off and have returned to the pod-world. A lot has happened since the last episode and we try our best to cover the more enticing stories. On this episode of Talking Raptors, Nick and Barry sit down and discuss: - Hello Lowry and Ibaka - Goodbye 2Pat and Tucker - The Boston Celtics - Banana Boat Crew - Dwayne Casey and Moore's Suits - Social Media Madness All this and a little bit more. As...

Duration: 00:41:09

#662 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Lowry re-signs (bonus episode)

Host William Lou is joined by Asad Alvi and Harsh Dave for a special bonus reaction podcast to Kyle Lowry choosing to re-sign. Topics: -Raptors' 3 year window -Maintaining flexibility -Lowry's Players' Tribune letter -Mo-g and other illustrious Somalians

Duration: 00:50:55

#661 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Free agency frenzy

Host William Lou is joined by Daniel Reynolds of RaptorsHQ to discuss: Topics: -Serge Ibaka re-signs -PJ Tucker walks -Kyle Lowry's future -Trading Cory Joseph, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMarre Carroll -Twitter questions

Duration: 01:13:44

#660 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Welcome OG Anunoby

Host William Lou is joined by podcast OG Andrew Thompson to discuss the newest addition to the Raptors. Topics: - Everything OG Anunoby - NBA comparisons - The dwindling market for Kyle Lowry - Swapping DD for PG as Zach Lowe suggested - Twitter questions

Duration: 01:21:59

#659 - Raptors Weekly Extra - Draft reaction

On this week’s episode, host Blake Murphy is joined by Cole Zwicker and Josh Margolis to discuss the following: OG Anunoby the college player The perspective from Indiana Are the Raptors getting a good dude? Fan favorite in the making OG Anunboy the NBA player Concerns about his knee Can his jump shot translate to the NBA 3-point line? One of the best defensive prospects in memory NBA comps Top undrafted names

Duration: 00:39:45

#658 - Raptors Weekly Extra - Draft Preview Pt. 3

On this week’s episode, host Blake Murphy is joined by Joshua Riddell and Dane Belbeck to discuss the following: Reaction to the RR poll's favorite prospects T.J. Leaf vs. Tyler Lydon with Harsh's heart on the line D.J. Wilson and the need to have one clear NBA skill OG Anunonby and team risk and patience profiles The Raptors don't need a guard, but what if someone's too good to pass up? Names to avoid

Duration: 00:46:10

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