Raptors Weekly Podcast, April 6 – Target Acquired

The shorthanded Raptors surprise in a tough week as a 50-win target is set.

Andrew’s back on a packed ‘cast and we run things down and spark things up:

Part 1

  • Miami game
  • Kyle Lowry injury – to rest or not
  • Expectations of playing through injury and how different players are treated
  • LeBron James is insane
  • Houston win – Zarar was at the game
  • Dull but winning night at the ACC
  • DeRozan’s surprising stat line
  • Respect afforded to the Raptors “big three” compared to the others
  • Jonas Valanciunas is taking over and its not by accident
  • Terrence Ross doesn’t seem to realize what he’s capable of

Part 2

  • Big Bad Pacers go down – Andrew was at the game
  • Hansbrough and Hayes lead the way
  • Indiana’s quiet secret
  • An actual NBA fight? Haha
  • Greivis Vasquez saves the day in Milwaukee; verdict on his defense
  • Milwaukee’s length and how DeRozan handled it
  • Giving credit where it’s due, but also dumping on Milwaukee
  • Nando De Colo – MVP?

Part 3

  • Quest for 50
  • Philly game “analysis”
  • J.R Smith is awful and we hope he continues to be
  • NBA on NBC theme
  • How to boo Bargnani when he’s in street clothes?
  • Detroit scares you despite Josh Smith
  • Josh Smith pleads his defense

Listener questions returns next week – send your inquiries to @raptorsrepublic or use #rapcast

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