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The latest news, basketball rumours, and heated debate! Ben Rogers & Ryker Richard deliver a new wave of daily interactive Toronto Raptors reporting and discussion! Check out the traditional podcasting platforms for offline and on-the-go listening, tune into the Raptors Digest YouTube page for all the videos, and follow the @RaptorsDigest Instagram/Twitter/Facebook to join the community dialogue!
 
Sean Woodley and an array of guests lead you through the season with a daily podcast on the 2019 NBA Champion Toronto Raptors. Game recaps, opponent check-ins, obscure Raptors history, laughs, feelings, and weekly appearances by Katie Heindl (Dime) and Vivek Jacob (Complex) — you'll find it all on the Locked On Raptors Podcast, part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every day.
 
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Host William Lou is joined by Blake Murphy of the Athletic to discuss the playoffs and the Raptors. Topics: Is Brooklyn so good that the East is out of reach? Does defense still matter when teams are this good offensively? The Norman Powell for Gary Trent Jr. deal revisited How much will GTJ get on his next deal? Rookie reports: Malachi Flynn, Jale…
 
In Episode 955, Sean chats with Yasmin Duale (Dishes & Dimes, Toronto Star) about the partial season that was for Gary Trent Jr. upon his arrival in Toronto, and what comes next for the youngest player on the Raptors' roster. They kick things off by sharing their biggest takeaways from Trent's 17 game run with the team after the trade deadline, Nex…
 
Host William Lou is joined by Josh Hart to answer Twitter questions from Raptors fans. Topics: Celebrating the two-year anniversary of the 2019 championship How will the Raptors cope with Pascal Siakam's injury Lowry sign-and-trade to Mavericks? Masai Ujiri remains unsigned Bigs to target: Myles Turner, Blake Griffin A lengthy discussion on Canadia…
 
In Episode 964, Sean and Katie Heindl review the performance of the Raptors' head coach and front office over the course of 2020-21. They first dig into Nick Nurse's management of the roster over the course of the season, and why he kind of owned himself with his scatter shot rotation in the early part of the season. They also chat about his commit…
 
In Episode 963, Sean goes solo to finish off the player portion of the Season From Hell in Review before taking a bunch of mailbag questions. He kicks things off with looks at Stanley Johnson (nice guy, bad player), Freddie Gillespie (nice guy, potentially good player), Paul Watson (Raptors 905 Basketball Baby) and Rodney Hood (nice guy, many injur…
 
Channing and Dan dive in on the hot topics for the end of the season, including whether Chauncey Billups is the best person to replace Terry Stotts as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, who should be in Dame's supporting cast on the court and what's ahead for Rip City. 2:48 - Dan and Channing discuss how much responsibility rests on coaches …
 
In Episode 962, Sean goes solo to break down the rookie seasons of both Malachi Flynn and Jalen Harris. He kicks things off with some thoughts on Flynn, his surprising burst with the ball in his hands, and why he projects to offer the Raptors a valuable and scarce skill set within the context of Toronto's existing roster. Next, it's Jalen Harris, w…
 
In Episode 961, Sean and Vivek Jacob chat about the season that was for Toronto's best and probably more important player, Pascal Siakam. They start off with a chat about their key takeaways from what was an up-and-down, yet clarifying season for Siakam, before digging into his key areas of development both this past season and going forward. Can h…
 
Darren Doogie' Wolfson leads with his latest notes on the Vikings, Wolves, Twins, Gophers, and Wild on this episode. North Carolina guard and former Hopkins star Kerwin Walton Jr. joins the show (13:37), followed by Park Center guard and Gophers target Braeden Carrington (26:13). MN Prep Academy wing DJ Jefferson recaps his recent visit with the Go…
 
Dan and Channing break down the Denver series and look at the bigger picture for the Blazers to answer the question, what will the Blazers look like next season? Also Eddie Johnson, one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, joins to discuss the next generation of NBA Stars. 1:00 Damian Lillards change in tone after Denver series lost 6:30 Jusuf …
 
Host William Lou is joined by call-in show host Josh Hart to answer Twitter questions from Raptors fans. Topics: LeBron James flames out in Round 1 Celtics shuffle front office How good will the Raptors be if they run it back? Unlikely trade scenarios: Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal WNBA picks A surprising amount of hockey talk See acast.com/privacy …
 
In Episode 960, Sean is joined by Carlan Gay (NBA.com, FIBA play-by-play) to chat about Khem Birch's very successful 19-game audition with the Raptors to close the season, before chatting a little about Team Canada's chances at the upcoming FIBA Olympic qualifiers. First up, they discuss their biggest takeaways from Birch's surprisingly prolific cl…
 
In Episode 959, Sean and Katie Heindl continue to review the season from hell with a discussion of Kyle Lowry's incomplete and unfulfilled season with the Raptors. They dig into why their highest hopes for this season of Lowry were not reached, and other big takeaways from the year that was, before reflecting upon the decision not to move him at th…
 
In Episode 958, Sean goes solo to review the seasons of DeAndre' Bembry, Aron Baynes and Yuta Watanabe. Off the top, Sean talks about Bembry's seasons of stops and starts when it came to his role, and discusses why he should be back on the team next season to get a shot at fulfilling his glue guy destiny. Next, it's a review of Aron Baynes' season.…
 
Host William Lou is joined by Vivek Jacob of CBC Sports to discuss the Toronto Raptors and Canada Basketball. Topics: Assessing the Eastern conference playoff picture Where do the Raptors rank in the East? Which team should have traded for Kyle Lowry? Bucks vs. Nets second-round lookahead Canada Basketball releases training camp roster for Olympic …
 
In Episode 957, Sean kicks things off with a fun announcement, as well as some talk about his pick in the first Locked On NBA Lottery Mock Draft of the off-season, before airing all 14 picks as made by the hosts of the Locked On NBA channel. Sean digs a little into the philosophy behind his selection of Tennessee guard Keon Johnson, and we hear Loc…
 
In Episode 956, Sean and Vivek Jacob review the season of Chris Boucher, who was one of the brightest parts of the Raptors' season from hell. They first dig into their biggest takeaways from his season, and try to pin down exactly the type of player Boucher profiles as going forward. Next, they discuss his development, both in terms of where he gre…
 
Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson leads with notes on the Vikings, Wild, Wolves, Twins, and Lynx before new Gophers men's hoops coach Ben Johnson joins the show (15:02). New Gophers hoops commit Abdoulaye Thiam discusses his decision to come to Minnesota (43:25) and Hopkins HS basketball star and Arizona commit Maya Nnaji talks about her decision to commit t…
 
NBA Champion and Nuggets analyst Scott Hastings joins Channing and Dan to talk about the impact bench players have on the series and the 'games within the game' to pay attention to. Plus Dan and Channing make their series predictions and discuss LaMarcus Aldridge's hopes for a future jersey retirement. 2:29 - Bench players as difference-makers in e…
 
In Episode 954, Sean and Louis Zatzman (Raptors Republic) chat about the season that was for Fred VanVleet. They dig into their biggest takeaways from his fifth season in Toronto off the top, before taking a look at all the areas in which he improved, from his pick-and-roll operation, to his drive and kick game, to his overall impact on winning whe…
 
Host William Lou is joined by Asad Alvi and Sahal Abdi to discuss the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs. Topics: Can the Clippers salvage the first round against the Mavericks Are the Bucks for real this time? Will the Lakers roll through the Suns without CP3? Dillon Brooks and the underdog Grizzlies Knicks-Hawks playing struggle basketball Dame…
 
In Episode 953, Sean and Katie Heindl begin the Season From Hell in Review series of episodes with a look at the season of OG Anunoby, one of the few bright spots on the team this year. They first dig into their biggest takeaways from his fourth year in the league, and discuss how this season saw him alter the projection for what his ceiling could …
 
In Episode 952, Sean subjects Vivek Jacob and Sahal Abdi to a round of Raptors over/under trivia in order to award this year's heavily disputed Over/Unders and Props Spectacular championship after a botched tiebreaker last week left the title in limbo. Sean pulls questions from three categories: General History, the 2020-21 Season and All-Time Lead…
 
SOLO episode from Vural - he dives deep into the Lakers-Suns opener, as well as analysing the 76ers against the Wizards. The Toronto Raptors may be resting at home instead of taking part, but we'll still bring you content - especially if former Raptors/Raptor killers are involved. Follow us on Twitter @BallingInThe6ix…
 
Host William Lou speaks with Wendy Sparks, host of the Court-side Moms podcast and mother of Khem Birch. Topics: How the Court-side moms podcast started Favorite moments from speaking with Kyle Lowry's mom Marie Holloway and Fred VanVleet's mom Sue Danforth Khem Birch's journey from going undrafted, to playing overseas, to the NBA Khem's connection…
 
Denver Nuggets reporter/host Katy Winge joins Channing and Dan to discuss Jusuf Nurkic, Nikola Jokic and other possible x-factors in the Blazers vs Nuggets first round playoff series. 1:17 - What make Jokic stand out 4:16 - Nurkic vs Jokic 12:59 - Will a leader emerge for Denver? 20:14 - How the Blazers can stop Jokic 29:20 - Series x-factors…
 
In Episode 951, Sean hands the reins over to Vivek Jacob as he's joined by Brad Vermunt (Too Much Hoops) to dig into the Raptors' defensive struggles in 2020-21, and look ahead to what adjustments can be made going into next season. They chat about the Raptors' hyper-aggressive scheme and alterations we saw Nick Nurse make throughout the year, the …
 
Host William Lou is joined by Alex Wong to discuss the Toronto Raptors. Topics: Lakers-Warriors reactions Masai Ujiri outlines his demands in another unforgettable interview Kyle Lowry says money and years talk in negotiations 2020-21 player grades Jeremy Lin's goodbye to the NBA See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In Episode 950, Sean kicks things off by trying to pull some takeaways from Masai Ujiri's inspiring and emotional season-ending press conference on Wednesday before running part two of his chat with David Ramil (Locked On Heat) about Chris Bosh's Hall-of-Fame career. The opening segment focuses on Ujiri's presser, and why it doesn't sound like he's…
 
In Episode 949, Sean is joined by David Ramil (Locked On Heat) for a chat about the career of soon-to-be minted Hall-of-Famer Chris Bosh. Sean opens with a word on appreciating good players in their time, and how Raptors fans can perhaps learn from their underappreciation of Bosh and apply it to how they view Pascal Siakam, who profiles as a simila…
 
In Episode 948, Sean and Katie Heindl team up to put a bow on the Raptors' 2020-21 season now that most of the main voices have had their season-ending press conferences. They start things off with an apology from Sean for his tyranny on Monday's episode, before digging into the great debate surging on Raptors internet on Tuesday: how does one pron…
 
It's over. It's finally over. The Toronto Raptors finish 27-45 after 72 away games in the US. It's been a difficult one, ending with seven straight Ls. We talk through the final few Toronto games and look at the Play-In matchups in both conferences. Follow us on Twitter @BallingInThe6ix and Facebook Balling In The 6ix Credit: TSN for opening commen…
 
In Episode 947, Sean, Vivek Jacob and Sahal Abdi tabulate the final results for their 4th annual Raptors Over/Unders & Props Spectacular contest. Did Sahal's lead at the season's halfway point get derailed much like the Raptors' actual season did? Or was he able to hang on to repeat as champion? It's never safe to underestimate the heart of two-tim…
 
Subscribe to the Raptors Reaction newsletter https://subscription.yahoo.net/Newsletter/Preference/sub?b=raptorsreaction Host William Lou recaps the Toronto Raptors' 125-113 loss to the Indiana Pacers. - Three stars: Malachi Flynn, DeAndre' Bembry, Aron Baynes - Gerald Henderson award: Oshae Brissett See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inf…
 
Subscribe to the Raptors Reaction newsletter https://subscription.yahoo.net/Newsletter/Preference/sub?b=raptorsreaction Host William Lou recaps the Toronto Raptors' 114-110 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. - Three stars: Jalen Harris, Malachi Flynn, Aron Baynes - Gerald Henderson award: Jalen Brunson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor…
 
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