Raptors Weekly Podcast, Feb 9 – Long Live James Johnson

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Andrew and Zarar convene after the Spurs win and celebrate the inevitability that was James Johnson entering the starting lineup.

Part 1

  • Reaction to Spurs game
  • James Johnson no-brainer
  • Jonas Valanciunas gets emotional…in a good way
  • Pump-faking his way to greatness
  • Beat the Clippers/Spurs, lose to Bucks/Nets – what gives?
  • Kyle Lowry free safety role
  • James Johnson v Blake Griffin
  • A real win which you can build upon

Part 2

  • Halftime coach vs assistant coach interviews
  • Terrence Ross progress…but with no results…but that’s OK
  • Marco Belinelli
  • Casey showing signs of not being rigid
  • Key Patterson for Vasquez sub vs Spurs
  • DeMar DeRozan’s subtle, highly effective ball-handling changes
  • Butch Carter comments on DeMar’s shooting

Part 3

  • DeMar DeRozan’s trips to the line against good defenders
  • Ciroc Height of Celebration
  • Dwane Casey looking back on the Raptors win over the Bulls in ’96?
  • Washington preview
  • Wizards big men aren’t really big
  • Skills challenge not challenging
  • NBA video games
  • Betting on Lowry picking up that charge in the ASG

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