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
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.

Jun 14, 2019
June 14: Your NBA Champions, The Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are your 2019 NBA Champions. JD Bunkis and guest co-host Faizal Khamisa reflect on a night they will never forget and discuss the scenes in Toronto following the Raptors Game 6 victory in the NBA Finals.

They also touch on why Masai Ujiri was the most important piece to this puzzle, the greatest Raptors of all-time, Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard's playoff dominance, Fred VanVleet's Finals touch and much more.

Audio Credits: Cash Money & Young Money (Drake)

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Amil Delic, and hosted by JD Bunkis and Faizal Khamisa.

Audio Credits: ABC, 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.

Jun 8, 2019
June 8: We've got to talk about Kawhi

The Raptors are one win away from their first NBA championship, and Kawhi Leonard is playing like vintage Michael Jordan. Donnovan and JD jump into the studio for a quick reaction episode off Game 4.

This episode is produced and sound engineered by Christian Ryan, and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis.

Audio Credits: 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.

Jun 6, 2019
June 6: Raptors Let It Rip In Game 3

The Raptors beat the Warriors and go up 2-1 in the NBA Finals. Donnovan and JD break down how Toronto took advantage of Golden State's injuries, Kyle Lowry's aggressiveness, Serge Ibaka's defensive play, the Raps coming out strong in the third quarter and how we're now seeing the importance of load management throughout the season.

They also preview Game 4 and what we could see from the Raptors going forward.

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

Audio Credits: 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.