The Rapcast by Raptors Republic

The Rapcast by Raptors Republic

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Episodes

#563 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - They didn't have it  

Host William Lou recounts what went wrong against the Charlotte Hornets. – Three moons: Norman Powell, Jonas Valanciunas, Terrence Ross – Gerald Henderson award: Frank Kaminsky

#562 - Raptors Weekly Extra - Midterm grades  

William Lou fills in for regular host Blake Murphy and dishes out midterm grades for the Raptors. - Grading every Raptor - Dwane Casey and Masai Ujiri get marks too - Jared Sullinger's return - Twitter questions

#561 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Trust the Process  

Host William Lou breaks down an ugly loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. – Three stars: Nobody was any good – Gerald Henderson award: Dario Saric

#560 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Cory Joseph drops a career high 33  

Host William Lou breaks down a routine win over the Brooklyn Nets. – Three stars: Cory Joseph, DeMatlr DeRozan, Pascal Siakam – Gerald Henderson award: Caris LeVert

#559 - Talking Raptors Podcast - NBA Vote  

The boys are back for the first podcast of 2017. Happy New Year... On this episode of Talking Raptors, Nick and Barry get together and discuss the news surrounding the greatest team in the universe. - DeMar is your Eastern Conference player of the week. - The New York Knicks are a disaster. - Wasn't that supposed to be a Huskies Game? - In-Game Ops: good seats vs bad seats. - GoDaddy, GoJonas. - Chris Broussard and his madness. As always we hope you enjoy and thank you for listening.

#558 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Don't let the final score fool you  

Blake Murphy fills in for regular host William Lou to recap the assassination the New York Knicks. - Three stars: Lowry/DeRozan, Valanciunas, Carroll - Gerald Henderson award: Justin Holiday

#557 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Racing for second with the Celtics  

Host William Lou invites Joe Wolfond (@joey_doubleyou) to the podcast to break down this week in Raptors basketball. The two discuss: Budding Raptors-Celtics rivalry -Are they rivals? -Jonas Valanciunas: “They are racing for the second place, we are racing for first.” -Who would win in a playoff series? Jonas’ turnaround -“If your big guys don’t dominate, you have to go small,” Casey told ESPN’s Zach Lowe. “I tell Jonas (Valanciunas): ‘Oh, you want to play more? Then dominate. I don’t want to see fadeaways over 6-8 guys. Get to the rim. Get every offensive rebound. If not, you’re coming out.'” -Since those comments: Valanciunas averaging 14.4 points, 11.6 rebounds Injury situation -Delon Wright -Jared Sullinger -Patrick Patterson Previewing the week ahead Twitter questions -Trading for Carmelo Anthony -Jared Sullinger as a smallball center -Will the offense hold up in the playoffs?

#556 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Raptors outlast pesky Nets  

Host William Lou recaps a routine win over the Brooklyn Nets. – Three stars: Cory Joseph, DeMarre Carroll, Bebe Nogueira – Gerald Henderson award: Bojan Bogdanovic

#555 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - Talking hoops with Jack Armstrong  

We caught Jack Armstrong ahead of his drive to the ACC for Friday night's tip against the Brooklyn Nets to discuss some quick bullet points: Valanciunas rising to Casey's call of getting to the rim What Patterson does on his 'bad night' to benefit the team, and how the Raptors can get the best out of him in the rotation Siakam's fall / Bebe's rise Eastern Conference standings Millsap trade talk Vince Carter's three-point milestone

#554 - Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, Jan 13 - Eastern Conference All-Stars  

On this week’s episode, host Blake Murphy is joined by a pair of guests, William Lou and Sean Woodley: Quick look back at Raptors-Celtics Will stays salty Eastern Conference All-Star selections Who's starting? Ranking the six guards we all agree should make the team Whom tryna trust the process? Sexiest Raptors

#553 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - DeMar, Jonas, Kyle refuse to lose  

Host William Lou breaks down a thriller over the Boston Celtics - Three stars: DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas - Gerald Henderson award: Gerald Green

#552 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - State of the franchise  

Host William Lou is joined by Zarar Siddiqi (again?!?) to take an honest look at the Raptors through two months. The two discuss: The 1-3 week that was, Gold > Bronze > Silver, Raptors living the reality of a second-tier team, What’s wrong with the defense? The usual Paul Millsap talk, What are we doing with Jonas Valanciunas? Why the offense lacks balance, Twitter questions

#551 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Where's the defense?  

Will and Zarar convene right after the Raptors home loss to the Rockets which saw them concede 129 points, a night after the Chicago heartbreaker.

#550 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Yet another nightmare in Chicago  

Host William Lou is joined by Zarar Siddiqi to discuss a shitshow against Chicago.

#549 - Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, Jan 6 - Bringing Millsap to Toronto  

On this week’s episode, host Blake Murphy is joined by a pair of guests: SEGMENT ONE: The Raptors side with William Lou of Celtics Hive Should the Raptors be interested in Paul Millsap? How would he fit? What would the Raptors be willing to surrender in a deal? Should his age and free agency give the Raptors pause? SEGMENT TWO: The Hawks side with Brad Rowland of Peachtree Hoops and Locked On Hawks Should the Hawks be selling Paul Millsap? What does he bring on each end of the floor? What would the Raptors have to surrender in a deal? Let's negotiate. (We come to an agreement on what a deal could look like.)

#548 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Lowry sinks the Jazz yet again  

#548 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Lowry sinks the Jazz yet again by raptorsrepublic.com

#547 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - Beat down in San Antonio  

Host William Lou is joined by yours truly to recap a terrible performance against the San Antonio Spurs. Three stars: DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, Jakob Poeltl Gerald Henderson award: Davis Bertans

#546 - Raptors Reaction Podcast - #NBAVOTE Kyle Lowry  

Host William Lou sums up a feel-good win over the baby Lakers. Three stars: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, split Pascal Siakam and Jakob Poeltl Gerald Henderson award: Nick Young

#545 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - 2016 was the Year of the Raptor  

#545 - Raptors Weekly Podcast - 2016 was the Year of the Raptor by raptorsrepublic.com

#544 - Talking Raptors - New Years Special!  

Happy New Year! Nick and Barry are back from the North Pole and ready for 2017! In the New Years Eve edition of the podcast the guys discuss: The Global Ambassador's First Lady An Alternative to the Christmas Day Game Patrick Patterson's New Sock Line Terrence Ross In Game Dunks All Star Voting Zach Lowe's Kyle Lowry Rumor As always thanks for listening and HAPPY 2017

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