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
Will Fred VanVleet Re-sign With The Raps?
Jan 18, 2020
Jan 18, 2020
Will Fred VanVleet Re-sign With The Raps?

Vivek Jacob of Raptors Republic subs in for Donnovan this episode. He and JD discuss how Fred VanVleet should be used when he returns and whether he’ll be back in Toronto next season, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s rise to stardom and what it means for Canada this summer, and how Norm Powell has changed the conversation about his game.

This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by JD Bunkis and Vivek Jacob. 

Free Association is also on YouTube. Check it out here. This episode, our video producer is Mike 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.

Jan 8, 2020
Happy New Year, Raptors. Now, Here’s What You Should Do.

Donnovan and JD discuss what the absence of Pascal Siakam means most to the Raptors, the off-season market at the centre position and why Toronto should re-sign Serge Ibaka.

Plus, some 2020 Raptors resolutions (JD is looking at you, Nick Nurse) and how they'll remember former NBA Commissioner David Stern.  

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

You can also watch Free Association on YouTube. Check it out here. This episode, our video producer is Will Farquharson.

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.

Dec 24, 2019
Dec. 24: Hoops For The Holidays

Donnovan and JD are joined by Raptors 2019 second-rounder Dewan Hernandez to talk about his relationship with Kyle Lowry, patterning his game after Pascal Siakam, adjusting to winter weather and picking up Canadian slang.

Donnovan then chats with the host and senior producer of 30 for 30 Podcasts, Jody Avirgan. They discuss the latest season, the surprising story of Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi's pro ball experience in Russia, getting access to Dwyane Wade and LeBron James for their "Hoodies Up" piece and how off-court drama can drive institutional change.

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

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.

Dec 18, 2019
Dec. 18: Who Makes Your Raptors All-Decade Team?

Donnovan and JD share their most memorable moment from the past 10 years in basketball, debate their Raptors all-decade team and discuss what is most important in maintaining a positive perception when a superstar leaves your franchise after winning a title.

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

Audio Credits: Breakfast Television and NBC Sports California.

Free Association is also on YouTube. Anthony Caminiti produced this episode here. Check it out here.

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.

Dec 12, 2019
Dec. 12: One Ring To Rule Them All

Donnovan and JD discuss Kawhi's return to Toronto, his ring ceremony and a couple of other side presentations for Lou Williams and Mfiondu Kabengele (but not Patrick Patterson).

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

Audio Credits: ESPN and Sportsnet. 

Free Association is also on YouTube. This episode is produced by Drew Livingstone. Check it out here.

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.