On the latest episode of Free Association—Sportsnet’s weekly Raptors & NBA podcast— Tim & Sid’s Tim Micallef joins hosts Dave Zarum & JD Bunkis to hand out some mid-season hardware.
Has Kawhi Leonard really done enough to garner a spot in the MVP conversation? Does Kristaps Porzingis really deserve Rookie of the Year over Karl-Anthony Towns? How much is Rick Carlisle responsible for the Mavericks surprising success thus far?
Micallef also sticks around to look at some of the NBA’s biggest disappointments so far this year and to talk shop about his old job hosting Court Surfing.
Also, it's the triumphant return of James World! with 12-year NBA veteran and former Raptors point guard Mike James, who takes us down memory lane to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant's 81 point game against the Raptors.
Now you can catch Free Association every Tuesday night on SN590 The FAN.