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Feb. 22: Imagine Reseeding The Playoffs
Originally aired February 23 2018
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Feb. 22: Imagine Reseeding The Playoffs
February 23 2018
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis recap the All-Star weekend, discuss how the Raptors should approach the final third of the regular season, and entertain the idea of reseeding the playoffs.
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Feb. 15: Jonas Valanciunas 2.0 ft. Seerat Sohi
February 16 2018
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis are joined by Seerat Sohi to discuss her piece on Jonas Valanciunas “embracing Raptors' plan for the future”, Norman Powell’s decreased role, and the most valuable piece on the bench mob.
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Feb. 12: Dwane Casey makes his mark
February 12 2018
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis give reasons to why Dwane Casey deserves coach of the year, if the injury to OG Anunoby opens a window for Norman Powell to re-insert himself as a starter, and if the Cleveland Cavaliers did enough to win the East.
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Feb. 7: Raptors eyeing the number one spot
February 07 2018
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis recap the Toronto Raptors win against the Boston Celtics, detail the importance of the bench, and look around the NBA at other big stories.
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Feb. 1: Raptors in Crunch Time ft. Michael Grange
February 01 2018
Michael Grange joins JD Bunkis to chat about the Raptors in crunch time, seeing flashes of the old Norman Powell, and what's the ceiling for Andrew Wiggins.
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Raptors Mid-Season Report ft. Tim Micallef
January 23 2018
Tim Micallef joins Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis to review the first half of the Toronto Raptors season and discuss areas that could improve going down the stretch.
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Raptors x Drake
January 18 2018
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss the importance of Drake to the Toronto Raptors brand and who benefits more in this relationship.
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The Raptors Won't Back Down
January 15 2018
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis assess the Raptors performance against the Golden State Warriors, measure the depth of the Cleveland Cavaliers and add DeMar DeRozan to the MVP mix.
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The Raptors Send a Message
January 12 2018
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis evaluate the Toronto Raptors beatdown of the Cleveland Cavaliers with no Kyle Lowry or Serge Ibaka.
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Delon Wright: The Raptors' future PG
January 08 2018
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss the title of "The Greatest Raptor of All-Time" and wonder if Delon Wright could be the future point guard in Toronto.
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DeRozan's Raptors
January 02 2018
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss DeMar DeRozan being the main piece to the Toronto Raptors cultural reset and if there is room for Norman Powell in the rotation.
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Finding Norm a Role
December 12 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss Norman Powell’s evolving role with the Toronto Raptors and Serge Ibaka’s recent resurgence.
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Fred Proving People Wrong
December 04 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss the strong play of Fred VanVleet during the absence of Delon Wright.
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Centre of Attention
November 28 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss what role Jonas Valanciunas should play and if Marc Gasol would make sense for the Raptors.
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Raptors Depth Tested
November 20 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss the ascension of Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors depth and development becoming their identity.
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The Real OG
November 16 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss OG Anunoby becoming a starter and the Toronto Raptors rotation compensating for recent injuries.
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Old Ghosts and a new look Duke
November 14 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss the Toronto Raptors late game offensive execution and RJ Barrett choosing to go to Duke.
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Raptors Come Home
November 07 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss Kyle Lowry's ejection and the Toronto Raptors front court rotation.
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Raptors Rotation Evaluation
November 01 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss the future of Jonas Valanciunas and talk about who should be cut out of the Raptors rotation.
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Moral Victories on the Road
October 26 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss the ascension of Jakob Poeltl and if moral victories count for the Toronto Raptors.
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2017-18 NBA Predictions
October 18 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis predict the fortunes off the top teams in the Eastern and Western conference and discuss the impact of Gordon Hayward's injury.
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October 10 - Free Association Mailbag
October 11 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis answer your mailbag questions on the NBA offseason, the Toronto Raptors potential, the impending free agency of LeBron James and potential national anthem protests in the NBA.
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SIX Questions for the Raptors in 2017-18
September 27 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss the six biggest questions for the Toronto Raptors heading into the 2017-2018 season.
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Cavs-Celtics Blockbuster
August 23 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis debate the big Cavs-Celtics trade and its effect on the Raptors.
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August 23 ft. Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis
August 23 2017
Bennett and Bunkis debate the big Cavs-Celtics trade and its effect on the Raptors.
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Raptors Trade Talk
July 10 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss Canada's gold medal FIBA U-19 performance and the Toronto Raptors trades of DeMarre Carroll and Cory Joseph.
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Raptors Sign Lowry and Ibaka
July 07 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss the Toronto Raptors bringing back Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry and what it means for the perception of the franchise moving forward.
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Raptors Front Office Talk and Lowry Free Agency
June 29 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss the speculation around the New York Knicks interest in Masai Ujiri and what the big offseason news in the NBA means for Kyle Lowry's free agency.
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Lowry Rumour and NBA Draft Preview ft. Aaron Torres
June 20 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss what the NBA trade rumours mean for Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors then preview the NBA draft with Aaron Torres of Fox Sports.
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NBA Finals Update ft. Nathaniel Friedman
June 06 2017
Donnovan Bennett is joined by JD Bunkis who calls in and recaps the first two games of the NBA Finals. He's then joined by NBA writer Nathaniel Friedman to discuss the Golden State Warriors supremacy and the legacy of LeBron James.
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NBA Finals Preview
May 31 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis preview the NBA Finals and discuss whose legacy will most be impacted by the outcome.
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NBA Finals Preview
May 31 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis preview the NBA Finals and discuss whose legacy will most be impacted by the outcome.
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Raptors Off-Season Discussion ft. Michael Grange
May 25 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis are joined by Michael Grange to breakdown the Raptors offseason outlook and the current parity crisis in the NBA.
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Raps-Cavs recap, off-season look ahead
May 08 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis review Raptors-Cavaliers and discuss the most polarizing off-season in team history.
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Game 2 Preview ft. Michael Rapaport
May 02 2017
Donnovan and JD recap Game 1 against the Cavs, address possible adjustments going into Game 2, and chat "sports' with Michael Rapaport of the I AM RAPAPORT: Stereo Podcast.
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Raptors-Cavs Preview
May 01 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis preview the Toronto Raptors series with the Cleveland Cavaliers and analyze how best to defend LeBron James.
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Free Association: Game 5 Wrap vs. Bucks
April 25 2017
Donnovan and JD talk about Norman Powell's impact as a starter and react to the Raptors offensive explosion as they took a 3-2 series lead versus the Bucks.
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Bucks/Raps Game 2 Post Reaction
April 19 2017
JD and Donnovan break down the first two games of the series, assessing the positives and negatives going forward into the playoffs
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Round 1 Preview ft. Frank Madden
April 13 2017
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis debate the merits of NBA players resting at the end of the regular season and preview the Toronto Raptors upcoming playoff series versus the Milwaukee Bucks with Frank Madden of the Locked on Bucks podcast.
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March 29th - Sign-And-Trade Deal for Kyle Lowry?
March 30 2017
The guys discuss Donnovan Bennett's recent article explaining why the Toronto Raptors should explore a sign and trade of Kyle Lowry. JD Bunkis breaks down why he disagrees with the premise entirely.
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March 22nd - Raptors beat the Bulls
March 23 2017
Donnovan and JD discuss what they learned about the Raptors after Serge Ibaka fought Robin Lopez and analyze the complexities of NBA players being rested.
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March 16th ft. Gary Parrish
March 16 2017
Donnovan and JD recap the Raptors last couple outings, give you their like it, love it, hate it and preview the NCAA Tournament with CBS Sports columnist and radio host Gary Parrish. The guys also give you their final four and winner.
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March 16th ft. Gary Parrish
March 16 2017
Donnovan and JD recap the Raptors last couple outings, give you their like it, love it, hate it and preview the NCAA Tournament with CBS Sports columnist and radio host Gary Parrish. The guys also give you their final four and winner.
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March 7th - Who's impacted most by Kyle Lowry's absence?
March 07 2017
Donnovan and JD discuss which Toronto Raptors are most likely to be negatively and positively affected by the Kyle Lowry injury.
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Kyle Lowry to Undergo Wrist Surgery
February 27 2017
Emergency Podcast! JD and Donnovan examine what Kyle Lowry's right wrist injury means for his free agency, the playoffs push and Delon Wright's development.
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