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NBA Conference Finals Observations, and Development in the Modern NBA
May 19 2022
Eric Smith & Paul Jones talk about game 1 of the conference finals in both the East and the West. Are the Mavs done? Have we underrated Miami? Alvin Williams joins the show (:05) to go over his thoughts on the games 1's as well. And answer what happened to Chris Paul and the Suns? Pistons senior advisor and former Raptor executive Ed Stefanski joins the show (:20) to talk about how NBA franchises develop modern stars in the NBA, the importance of things like diet play, and Cade Cunningham’s rookie year. Warriors assistant coach Jama  Mahlalela (:35) talks about the Warriors path to the Western conference finals, Andrew Wiggin's development, and Draymond's Green importance to the team. Finally the guys talk about how regular season awards translate to the post season. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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NBA Conference Finals Thoughts and Observations
May 19 2022
Eric Smith & Paul Jones talk about Game 1 of the Conference Finals in both the East and the West, including thoughts on the Mavericks ability to contain the Warriors, and whether or not the Heat are (somehow) underrated. Sportsnet's Alvin Williams joins the show to give his thoughts on the first few Game 1s, plus to review what happened to Chris Paul and the Suns (5:34). Pistons senior advisor and former Raptor executive Ed Stefanski stops by to discuss how franchises develop modern stars, the importance of things like diet play, and Cade Cunningham’s rookie year (20:54). Warriors assistant coach Jama  Mahlalela talks the Warriors path to the Western Conference Finals, Andrew Wiggins' development, and Draymond Green's importance to the team (35:03). To wrap, they chat about regular season awards and how they translate to the postseason.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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How Much Longer Can You Trust The Process?
May 14 2022
Eric Smith and Paul Jones share their thoughts on Joel Embiid's post-game comments about James Harden and the entire state of the 'Process'. Alvin Williams joins to talk about how those comments can affect the locker room, and what the 76ers can do to improve going forward (8:00). Warriors Play by Play Tim Roye stops by to discuss the Warriors once again advancing to the Western Conference Finals, and the emergence of Andrew Wiggins (24:00). ESPN's Bobby Marks joins to continue breaking down the 76ers, Kyrie Irving vs. the Nets, and how the Warriors were able to bounce back so fast (32:00). Finally, they give their final thoughts on the MVP being awarded to Nikola Jokic, discuss the other contenders, and offer their Game 7 predictions ahead of Sunday's slate. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
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Expectations and Surprises from the Second Round
May 07 2022
Eric Smith and Paul Jones share some thoughts on the second round of the NBA Playoffs so far, discuss the press conference by Masai Ujiri, and chat about Nick Nurse's future. They are joined by Raptors analyst Alvin Williams to talk about the team's off-season plans, and his thoughts on the Sixers - Raptors first round series (8:00). LA Times' Dan Woike stops by to talk about the Lakers interest in both Nick Nurse and Adrian Griffin, and what the Lakers need to do this off-season to right the ship (23:00). Afterwards, Canada Basketball's President and CEO Mike Bartlett previews what the summer holds for the national programs and takes a look at a few specific athletes across the country (40:00). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 
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