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Opinion, analysis and news on the Raptors, NBA and the biggest stories in sports with Eric Smith and Paul Jones.

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Opinion, analysis and news on the Raptors, NBA and the biggest stories in sports with Eric Smith and Paul Jones.

    Nik Stauskas on the NBA Finals + Alvin Williams on his Draft Day memory

    Nik Stauskas on the NBA Finals + Alvin Williams on his Draft Day memory

    On this edition of Smith & Jones, Eric Smith & Paul Jones congratulate the Warriors on the NBA championship before being joined by the radio voice of the Warriors Tim Roye (:06). They discuss the similarities between Nick Nurse and Steve Kerr, and the Warriors Canadian flavor. They are then joined by former Raptor Alvin Williams (:18) to talk about his draft day experience. Finally they are joined by Celtics Shooting Guard Nik Stauskas (:32) and discus his experience being in the NBA finals, and what the future holds for him!



    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.

    • 49 min
    Raptors Assistant GM Dan Tolzman on the Teams Draft Process + NBA Finals Talk!

    Raptors Assistant GM Dan Tolzman on the Teams Draft Process + NBA Finals Talk!

    On this episode of Smith & Jones, Eric Smith and Paul Jones talk everything NBA finals and preview game 6. They then welcome on former Raptor and current Sportsnet Analyst Alvin Williams (:06) to talk about the emergence of Andrew Wiggins this series as well as how he see's game 6 going down. Assistant GM and VP of Player Personnel for the Raptors Dan Tolzman (:25) comes on to talk about all things Raptors and NBA draft. From the teams process of evaluating players, to how they handle undrafted free agents. The guys wrap it up with a mini review of the new Adam Sandler Netflix movie hustle!



    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.

    • 49 min
    Is the NBA Actually Softer Now?

    Is the NBA Actually Softer Now?

    On this edition of Smith & Jones, Eric Smith and Paul Jones recap game 3 of the NBA finals and how the Celtics were able to take a 2-1 series lead. Then the voice of the Celtics Sean Grande joins them (:08) to talk about the journey of this Celtics team this year, How the coaching change has helped them, and what he expects to see the rest of the series. The guys then talk about Draymond Green and CJ McCollum transition to the media, and just how the league has changed.

    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.

    • 49 min
    Warriors, Celtics, and OG, Oh My! A 2022 NBA Final preview

    Warriors, Celtics, and OG, Oh My! A 2022 NBA Final preview

    On this episode of Smith & Jones, they are joined by the voice of the Warriors Tim Roye (:01). They preview everything Warriors related from the finals, to Klay Thompson's recovery, to Andrew Wiggins development, and to the Warriors could-be dynasty. Then the guys give you their thoughts on the NBA finals. And the trade rumors circling around OG Anunoby in Raptor land. Alvin Williams joins them (:22) to talk about the what the Raptors roster can improve on, as well as offer his thoughts on the NBA Finals. Finally they are joined by John Karalis (:45) from the Boston Sport Journal to talk all things Celtics, how this team got here, and how he sees the series playing out.





    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.

    • 49 min
    The Summer of Basketball in Canada

    The Summer of Basketball in Canada

    On this episode of Smith & Jones they talk about the exciting announcements coming out of Canada Basketball and what we can expect to see with summer with the GM of Canada Basketball Rowan Barrett (0:08). How they got the Roster came together, and where you can catch the team this summer. Then the guys are joined by former NBA player and Dallas Maverick's analyst Derek Harper to talk about the series, and the role of Dwight Powell on the team and how to stop the Warriors (0:22). Alvin Williams reunites with the guys to breakdown all the conference final action, Kyle Lowry struggles, and what role the three ball plays in the game today.(0:40). Finally the guys offer predictions for how they see the conference finals playing out!

    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.

    • 49 min
    NBA Conference Finals Thoughts and Observations

    NBA Conference Finals Thoughts and Observations

    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.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

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Thank You to SportsNet & Smith & Jones Podcast!

Personally one of or if not my favourite podcast! I listen to it to and from work, working out before going to bed and list goes on! I love the intelligent and genuine conversations with Mr. Jones & Mr. Smith. Smith & Jones podcast is a place to be especially for Raptor fans or just a basketball fan in general. I always call this podcast as my “safe haven”. Thank You once again!

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