Earlier than barrelling into the twenty seventh Toronto Raptors season, we needed to hold our custom of pre-season predictions that we’ll seemingly remorse inside a month’s time!
To assist us preview the season, Jason introduced in a really particular visitor: Former Raptors HQ Author and present host of The Walder Sportscast, Chris Walder! You gained’t need to miss their dialogue which incorporates references to Matt Bonner, Raptors Twitter, and, in fact, wrestling. Surprisingly, a number of our predictions favour groups/gamers from the East. Benefit from the newest episode of That’s A Rap.
In This Episode:
3:15 — Emblem reveal
You voted. We tabulated. I sobbed. After discussing the assorted new brand designs advert nauseum, then turning to social media for extra suggestions, we’ve selected the brand new brand. Due to everybody that voted (for #3 — you maintain a particular place in my coronary heart, even when it didn’t win).
9:55 — Predictions
It’s that point of the yr for pre-season predictions! Who’s going to win MVP? How excessive (or low) will the Raptors end this season? Will a crew from the East hoist the Larry OB, once more?
39:00 — The Walder
Buddy of the pod and host of The Walder Sportscast, Chris Walder, joined Jason to assist preview the season forward for the Raptors.
43:30 — Zero expectations
For the primary time shortly, the Raptors enter the season with zero expectations (final yr was under zero expectations, which is ironic since they had been enjoying in warm-weathered Florida). Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby, and Pascal Siakam are the real-life illustration of “Stretch My Fingers.”
50:00 — Kyle Lowry domino impact
The departure of Lowry has offered a useful alternative for Treasured Achiuwa and Fred VanVleet. With all due respect to Goran Dragic, the centerpiece within the Miami deal was Achiuwa and he’s already proven flashes of what Masai Ujiri hopes is his future beginning centre. For Fred, it’s merely his time to take over because the chief of this crew. He started displaying these traits over the past two seasons, so he’s primed to take over full-time.
55:00 — Fast fireplace
Wrestling end strikes? Spreading love round Raptors Twitter? Favorite Simpsons episodes? Jason and Chris velocity by means of all these rapid-fire questions plus extra. Share your solutions within the feedback part under.