Raptors Weekly Podcast (Feb 3): Surging Forward No Matter What

Tim Chisholm and Sam join the show as we talk Portland, deadline day moves, Bryan Colangelo’s pick of Terrence Ross, Rudy’s adventures and lots more.

Tim Chisholm has come out of hibernation and has tagged Sam along. Of course, we must talk about the Portland game and its million intricacies but we don’t just stop there. On a hard-hitting agenda we include:

  • DeMar DeRozan’s first and second half – what did he do different, if anything; and more pertinently, what has this Raptors team shown us that previous versions haven’t
  • Terrence Ross’s dunking and flunking – par for the course? We do a draft day/Drummond retrospective and see if Colangelo got this one right
  • Dwane Casey’s late-game play calling was called into question, we talk about the decision to test DeRozan’s handles and just what happened on that Lillard bank-floater
  • Trade deadline is coming up, what do the Raptors do with Lowry and just how high is Ujiri’s asking price
  • Forget Lowry for a second, the Raptors have areas to strengthen if they want to make a dent in the playoffs and what does this panel think they should do? Sam suggests a Philly link
  • We peek at the remaining roadtrip and notice a sulking Jazz side which serves as caution for tank enthusiasts
  • Rudy awaits in Sacramento but which one will show up? We discuss his shot against San Antonio and see if he’s going to help or hurt the Raptors on Wednesday night
  • Jonas Valanciunas’s offensive and defensive progression, and who the ‘perfect coach’ for him is today’s NBA where the big man role has gone a complete transformation over the last 15 years; we look back at his European play and see what’s changed
  • Dwane Casey – will he be back, and more importantly, what happens to that rock if he’s not? Chisholm has a solution

This and a whole, helluva lot more in this packed Raptors Weekly Podcast!

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