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With Donnovan Bennett & JD Bunkis

Sportsnet's Raptors & NBA Podcast

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May 11: Case(y) Closed
May 11 2018
Aug. 9: Raptors Bolster The Bench Mob
August 09 2018
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis get together on another offseason episode, and kick things off by reviewing Kawhi Leonard's first public statement since the trade (9:37), and also tackle the addition of Greg Monroe to the bench mob (23:48). Later on, they make some picks regarding the biggest Eastern Conference threats to the Raptors (40:19), and discuss whether or not fans should be upset about Toronto getting snubbed by the NBA for a Christmas Day game (42:50).
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July 18: Raptors reel in Kawhi Leonard, deal DeMar DeRozan
July 18 2018
The Raptors make a big offseason move, which convenes Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis for some immediate reactions. First, Donnovan is shocked at the reactions on social media (2:43), and the pair discuss how this impacts the family unit of the team (14:20). After, they discuss whether or not this was a coup for Masai Ujiri (19:12), and ask the question 'does this make the Raptors better than the Celtics?' (36:32) Finally, they toss out some lineup suggestions now that Leonard and Danny Green are Toronto Raptors (48:59).
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July 3: Free Agency Fallout
July 03 2018
Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis catch up on a busy start to free agency, including the Warriors once again upsetting the balance of the NBA by signing DeMarcus Cousins (5:38) and how that upstaged both LeBron James signing with the Lakers (16:49) & Paul George re-upping with the Thunder (22:05). They also tackle Fred VanVleet's new deal with the Raptors (34:37), and touch on the attention being paid to Canada's Sr. Men's National team (48:49).
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June 19: Raptors Trade Proposals Heading Into 2018 NBA Draft
June 19 2018
Just days before the 2018 NBA Draft, Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis discuss the Raptors potentially being in on Kentucky's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2:43), and JD proposes a few theoretical Toronto trade scenarios to Donnovan, including ones with the Los Angeles Clippers (19:22), Charlotte Hornets (26:02), Cleveland Cavaliers (28:45), Memphis Grizzlies (32:44), and the Dallas Mavericks (39:05). Afterwards, the guys cap things off by discussing which of the incoming rookies they're high and low on (42:42).
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