Free Association

If there is a podcasting odd couple, this might be it. Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis don’t agree on much, but you’ll agree this is the best Toronto Raptors podcast going.

Recent Episodes
Nov 6, 2019
Nov. 6: How Toronto Could Tempt Giannis

Donnovan and JD discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 2021 free agency, why the Raptors will be as good a fit as any team and how they could woo him to Toronto.

The guys also rank the NBA’s best duos and are joined by Muggsy Bogues to talk about his “best Raptor of all-time” and the GoDaddy Curse.

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis.

Audio Credits: KNWS-TV and Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

Free Association is also on YouTube. Watch it here. This episode, our video producer is Anthony Caminiti.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Oct 30, 2019
Oct. 30: Early Impressions

Donnovan and JD discuss the Raptors through the first week of the season, whether OG Anunoby is the team's best defender and if there’s a true bench unit. 

Plus, the guys debate the 25 greatest Raptors of all-time (as seen on sportsnet.ca) and if the Golden State Warriors are a playoff team.

This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

Free Association is also on YouTube. You can watch it here. This week, our video producer is Michael Torchia.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Oct 25, 2019
Oct. 25: A Spicy Season Begins

After a summer of change for the Raptors, Donnovan and JD kick-off the campaign by recapping opening night, discussing the fanbase’s expectations for the team, Pascal Siakam as the new No. 1 and whether Fred VanVleet can be a true No. 2. They also look around the NBA and answer a few burning questions, including: Is LeBron James a top-three player in the state of California?

This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis.

Audio Credits: meatmeatland [YouTube], Nas [The Jones Experience] and Sportsnet.

Free Association is also on YouTube. You can watch it here. This week, our video producer is Drew Livingstone.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jul 6, 2019
July 6: Bye Bye, Kawhi. Now What, Raptors?

During the wee hours of Saturday morning, news broke that the Los Angeles Clippers had signed Kawhi Leonard and traded for Paul George. Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis are shocked! They discuss the moves and what this all means for the Raptors. They also examine scenarios surrounding what it would have taken to keep Kawhi in Toronto and a potential landing spot for Russell Westbrook.

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis.

Audio Credits: 680 News, CHFI, ESPN and Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jul 3, 2019
July 3: Kawhi Or Not, What Has Free Agency Meant For The Raptors?

Donnovan and JD discuss a wild weekend in NBA free agency and its impact on the Raptors. And while the league awaits Kawhi's decision, the guys debate his options.

They also answer a number of questions: Are the Nets the new kings of New York and should the Knicks have been a bigger player in free agency? Is it possible to control tampering around the league? And with all the new faces in new places, what's the power balance between the Eastern and Western Conferences?

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis.

Audio Credits: ABC Sports, ESPN, NBA.com, and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.