We The RapsCast, Ep. 20: We Love Thee Windswept Land

Russell and Dan return with a new format! In a newer, tighter episode of We the RapsCast, the guys discuss the big off-season moves of DeMarre Carroll and Cory Joseph (3:47), the team as it stands right now (7:00) the addition of CJ Miles (15:43), the teams potential rotation next season (17:48) and whether or not Masai Ujiri regrets using …

We The RapsCast, Ep. 19: Free Agency and Salary Cap Update with Daniel Hackett

Basketball Fans! Russell and Dan welcome cap guru Daniel Hackett back to the show this week to discuss the Raptors signings of Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka (2:55). Then, Hackett takes everyone to CBA school, illustrating what position the signings put the Raptors in financially (13:50), discussing what they can do to alleviate their potential luxury tax burden and why …

We The RapsCast, Ep. 18: Down with OG

Dan and Russell get back to basics after audio and scheduling snafus cost them the past two weeks of podcasts. They discuss the Raptors draft day strategy, including potential trades that fizzled (3:45) and the pick of OG Anunoby (21:08). A discussion of the Jimmy Butler trade leads into Dan’s latest Grant Rant (30:07), the longest in the history of …

We The RapsCast, Ep. 17: Atlantic Division Breakdown (The Battle at the Brewer)

With Russell off on vacation at the Basketball Hall of Fame this week, Dan welcomes Sean Woodley of Raptors HQ and Locked On Raptors. The guys talk about the NBA Finals and the state of the league (3:50), and break down the Raptors immediate opponents, the four other teams in the Atlantic Division. They discuss what Boston will do with …

We The RapsCast, Ep. 16: NBA Talk with the Captain of the Tweet of the Week Army, Mr. Woobly O’Balls

We’re Back! The boys welcome Captain Woobly O’Balls of ‘The Starters’ fame, and discuss his real name, the current NBA Finals, the origin of “Woobly O’Balls” and who he roots for (2:59), how his relationship with the Starters began (17:08), his thoughts on the Raptors as an outsider (30:00), and play a fun game about the NBA’s most unbreakable records …

We The RapsCast, Ep. 15: Dissecting the Salary Cap Situation with Daniel Hackett

Dan Grant was out this week due to illness, but Daniel Hackett of Raptors HQ graciously played the role of “Next Dan Up” as he joined Russell to discuss the Raptors’ salary cap situation. Russell and Substitute Dan discussed how Dan managed to become so knowledgable in all things cap (3:18), took a deep dive into the various scenarios that …

We The RapsCast, Ep. 14: Raptors Post-Mortem with Steve Sladkowski of PUP

This week Russell and Dan are joined by huge Raptors fan Steve Sladkowski, lead guitarist of the band PUP! The three go on a philosophical basketball journey that includes eulogizing the latest Raptors season (1:47), Steve’s Raptors fandom and music career (5:25), and answer Listener Questions about what the Raptors are going to do about Kyle Lowry’s free agency (17:30), …

We The RapsCast, Ep. 13: Fool Me Once…

Dan and Russell lament the Raptors punishing Game 1 loss to the Cavaliers. Spurred on by frustrated listener questions, they discuss the Raptors reliance on Patrick Patterson and his streaky three-point shot, P.J.Tucker’s excellent play, the disappointing starting lineup, and a worrying lack of urgency from the Raptors. They also tee up Game 2, look for silver linings in Game …

We The RapsCast, Ep. 12: Raps-Cavs Preview with Justin Rowan

Russell and Dan welcome Justin Rowan of The Chase Down Podcast and Fear the Sword to preview Raptors-Cavaliers in the conference semifinals. The guys talk about the differences between this year’s matchup and last year’s, the role that Serge Ibaka and PJ Tucker will play in the series, Dwane Casey’s strengths and weaknesses, and the most important role players for …

We The RapsCast, Ep. 11: We The Norm

Dan and Russell lead off by breaking down the Raptors impressive Game 5 victory over Milwaukee, and then backtrack to discuss the rollercoaster that has been this first round series. They then discuss their choices for most interesting players for each team (17:33), before Dan goes on a fizzled out Grant Rant (53:11) that gains steam towards the end. They …