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May 10: Vladdy’s Slump? Don’t Worry About It!
May 10 2021
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May 10: Vladdy’s Slump? Don’t Worry About It!
May 10 2021
Eric and Paul think about what it would be like if the Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup and the chaos that would ensue. Eric sits down with Yuta Watanabe to talk about his path to the NBA. Pat Tabler looks at Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s recent struggles at the plate, why his swing is slump-proof, […]
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Watanabe hopes to inspire more Japanese kids to play basketball
May 10 2021
Raptors forward Yuta Watanabe discusses how he picked up basketball, electing to develop his game in Connecticut, transitioning to a new culture, his popularity in Japan, facing countryman Rui Hachimura, growing the game in his native country, and which player he grew up admiring.
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May 7: All But Finished For The Raps
May 07 2021
Eric and Paul discuss the idea of reviewing calls in the NBA as they happen and if there is a benefit to it. Leo Rautins weighs in on the reviewing calls discussion, the Raptors play of late despite not having a full roster, and why there should be trust in Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster. […]
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Freddie Gillespie's inspiring journey from Division III to the NBA
May 07 2021
The Raptors forward discusses his late entry into basketball, dealing with significant injuries throughout his high school career, how he ended up at Baylor, getting a spot with the Memphis Hustle, going the NBA G League route vs. playing in Europe, playing for a team a couple of seasons removed from a championship, and getting a chance to develop with a franchise that has a solid reputation for fostering talent.
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